Wayward Sisters: Witches, Sorceresses and Gypsies in Opera
I've been invited back a fourth time by OperaBuffs of WNY to lecture duringNational Opera Week 2014! Join me as we take a look at portrayals of witchcraft, magic and folk religions in opera and music-drama throughout the Western canon. Special attention will be played to the range/ fach, character and musical themes attached to these female roles... just in time for All Souls' Day! From Dido's Sorceress to Azucena to Carmen reading the tarot cards, enjoy live performances of opera arias during the lecture. Roland E. "Ron" Martin, accompanist. Check out the Facebook Event here. NOTE - The term 'gypsies' is quite outdated and racist; the prefered and respectful name is Romani. However, I am using 'gypsies' as was understood and deployed throughout opera history.
Room 124, Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave, 14222
Free & open to the general public, ample accessible parking; Reception to follow
~ Waywards Sisters was selected by OPERA America as one of the top 15 Opera Week events in the whole country! Read the Press Release and Buffalo News article ~