Opera Week at Towson U. includes Idol-style contest, one-act works, more
Among the many things happening out there these days is Opera Week at Towson University. Even though we're partway through said week, there's still a lot of activity left:
Wednesday night's diversion is "Opera Idol," an aria contest featuring TU voice students. The audience gets to pick the winners -- and gets a chance at some prizes, too, during an opera quiz.
On Friday, various scenes from works by Mozart, Rossini and Gilbert and Sullivan will be performed by TU's Music for the Stage.
Saturday morning finds the focus shifting to ...
On Saturday night, Music for the Stage presents three comic American one-act operas: "A Game of Chance" and "Not A Spanish Kiss" by Seymour Barab; "Captain Lovelock," by John Duke.
Opera Week wraps up Sunday afternoon with a performances by winners of the first Rosa Ponselle City of Caiazzo Vocal Competition, which was held last summer. Simeone Tartaglione conducts the concert. There will also be a pre-concert lecture about Ponselle's life and legacy by Bette Hankin, a friend of the legendary soprano.