Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Last evening, I attended the Nashville Opera's production of Andrea Chenier. I browsed through my program before curtain call and noticed that the productions for the year offer well-known classics such as Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro and others, nonetheless, I was pleased that I would be exploring unfamiliar territory in Chenier.
Kudos to the Nashville Opera for keeping this medium fresh and alive. I was both amused (at first) and incredibly impressed with the promotion of offering both temporary and permanent Opera tattoo's in the lobby. It's just one of 30 ways to celebrate the Nashville Opera. In the land of facebooking, twittering and keeping up with the ever growing technology, the Nashville Opera is doing their part and more. Interested in providing a school with an intro to Opera? For more information, click here: Education Programs.
Phillips' was able to act her part complete with the slightest of gestures, emotional breaks in her voice that reached well into the back of the theater. The feathery nuances of her restrained voice describing the horrors of her mother's demise grabbed this audience as the power of her chest voice climaxed in revealing a gut-wrenching mournful loss which reverberated throughout Jackson Hall.
More Musings Later-