Symphony Series: A Night at the Opera
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 7pm
Free "Inside the Music" Pre-Concert Talk, 6pm, Cordiner Lobby
An evening of opera favorites including selections by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and more!
Jennifer Welch-Babidge, soprano
Did you know?
During the seventeenth century, women were not allowed to sing onstage, not even in a chorus. As a result, castrated males, or castrati, would sing the soprano/mezzo/alto parts.
After an opera, it is appropriate to yell bravo for a man, brava for a woman, bravi for two or more singers, and brave (BRAH-vay) for a group of only women.
Opera history is often divided into pre-Mozart and post-Mozart because of the way he transformed the art form.