Sunday, January 1, 2012

PAST: MUSIC: "Chopin at the Opera" features Pianist Alex Peh and Sorprano Laura Bass at the DC JCC this THURS, Nov 29th from 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Pay What You Like

Chopin at the Opera at the Washington DCJCC
Thursday, November 29th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Name your own price/by donation

WJMF Year-Round presents "Chopin at the Opera" featuring Alex Peh, piano, and Laura Bass, soprano. "Frederic Chopin deeply admired bel canto opera. The great aria from Bellini's Norma, "Casta Diva" was Chopin's favorite work of art--and his many relationships with opera singers served as sources of artistic inspiration."

"Pauline Viardot was one of Chopin's intimate muses, Giuditta Pasta was another. Their beautiful coluratura voices inspired Chopin's piano writing and prompted him to advise all his students to listen to and learn from great singers."

"In a recital that pairs iconic solo piano works with great opera arias of the time, Alex Peh and Laura Bass of the Levine School of Music will capture the spirit of the Parisian salon and reveal the strong relationship between bel canto opera and Chopin's unique cantabile style."

16th & Q St, NW
Metro: closest by bus along 16th St, take the S1, S2, S4 or S9 to the stop closest to Q St or walk over from Dupont Circle Metro 

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