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10:00 am - Healthy Aging | Opera Guild: Orpheus and Eurydice
November 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This opera began a significant change in the way opera was composed and presented. It was influenced by French musical taste, replacing vocal virtuosity with simpler music attuned to the drama of the story being told. There are only three characters, Orpheus, his helper, Amor, and Eurydice, but they are wonderfully assisted by a chorus and a troupe of dancers which dramatize the story in a delightful way. What story you ask? Orpheus has lost his bride on their wedding day and undertakes her recovery from Hades using his musical talents. Our lecturer, Rebecca Plack, will help us understand how the singing and dancing fitting complement Orpheus’ tribulations as he seeks to accomplish his goal. Rebecca is a soprano and Ph.D musicologist who teaches voice and has taught Music History and Vocal Pedagogy at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. UC Davis and CSU Sacramento. She has delighted us with insight into earlier works of music and their significance and appreciation today.
In collaboration with Steve Zilles Opera Guild SF
Free for APJCC members | $10 for guests
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