OPERA INSIGHT SERIES Puccini’s Butterfly
Sunday March 19 | 1:45 pm
Opera authority and Annapolis Opera Advisory Trustee, Nancie Kennedy, will share her knowledge on the inspiration for Puccini’s story, how it was received by the public, notable performers who have portrayed the title roles, and other insights in her pre-performance presentations. The opera deals with controversial themes of racial and cultural bias, and its hauntingly lyrical score has made it a favorite with music lovers. Mrs. Kennedy’s music career includes teaching voice at The Peabody Institute and Eastman School of Music, where she was the acting chair of the voice faculty at the Eastman Community School of Music. She has been giving educational lectures prior to Annapolis Opera performances for over 10 years.
The lecture will be at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and it is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. To reserve seats, call at 410-267-8135 or or email Admin@annapolisopera.org