Let’s Talk Opera!
We are thrilled to announce that Speak! is now organizing the Lecture Series in conjunction with the MET HD Opera Broadcasts at The Paramount Theater. These 35-40 minute lectures are free to all MET HD ticket holders and take place upstairs at The Paramount before the shows (at 12:15pm). Our first speaker will be our very own in-house opera expert, musician and teacher Mary Ann Archer, on Saturday October 13 at 12:15pm, before the live broadcast of L’Elisir d’Amore.
You can order tickets for the Met HD broadcasts on The Paramount’s website: http://www. theparamount.net or at their Box Office.
Opera from the Inside Out
Mary Ann Archer, a flutist with The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for 26
years, shares how she learned opera from ‘the inside out’, by playing in
the orchestra, first learning her notes, then listening to the other
instruments ‘ melodies, then hearing the singers, then reading the words
and learning the stories. Over countless rehearsals and performances,
each opera’s characters and stories became to her like old, dear friends.
Come hear some of her inside experiences of playing The Elixir of Love
with the Met, in New York and even in Japan!