Opera North to host afternoon talk series

January 31. 2018 1:16PM

LEBANON — Opera North will present “Always ON Sunday,” a series of four afternoons that will provide insights into the history and production of operas.

The events take place at various locations around the Upper Valley, starting at 2 p.m.:

• Feb. 4: “Dressing the Stars” — Opera North’s office, Lebanon.

Costume designer Jack Maisenbach will discuss concept, design, fabric and construction. His work appeared in “Tosca” (2016), “La Belle Helene” and “Madama Butterfly” (2017).

• Feb. 11: “‘Tales of Hoffmann,’ an Enigmatic Masterpiece” — Coldwell Banker, Hanover.

Opera North Artistic Director Louis Burkot and noted dramaturge Peter Webster will have a conversation about Offenbach’s “opera fantastique.”

• Feb. 25: “A Musical Salon” — at the home of Rita and Bill Post, Woodstock.

An afternoon of vocal music featuring a recital with mezzo soprano Cara Collins, a 2017 Opera North resident artist who returns in 2018.

• March 4: “Coach’s Corner” — at the home of Louis Burkot and Maria Laskaris, Hanover.

Take a journey into how vocal technique and interpretative skill bring arias to life. Listen and watch as Artistic Director Louis Burkot coaches a young singer.

Tickets are $30 each. For details, visit www.operanorth.org/special-events.html.


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