Held in the House

Artist in Residence Alan Held is back for his second week with our singers, and a busy one it will be! Here are the details in case you want to join in the fun…

Saturday, June 25 – Recitative Seminar

  • 3:00 – 4:30 pm at the Center for Education (free event)
  • Alan is joined by colleagues Caroline Woodfield (Opus 3 Artists), Michael Eberhard (Opera Philadelphia) and Tamara Wilson (WTO ’08) in a frank, free-wheeling discussion of trends in the industry and navigating the challenges of a career. This event is designed first and foremost for our artists, but we invite you to listen in.

Sunday, June 26 – Aria Jukebox

  • 2:00 pm Wine, Cheese & Voting
  • 3:00 pm Concert  (ticketed performance)
  • Our singers offer up a selection of arias both popular and rare, the audience picks what it wants to hear, and I accompany the selections. And if we’re lucky, one of the world’s reigning Wotans may join us onstage… (shhhhh)

Monday, June 27 – Master Class

  • 7:00 pm at the Center for Education  (free event)
  • Attendees get a look inside what makes a performance great, as Alan shares tips and advice with several of our Studio Artists.

Friday, July 1 – America the Beautiful with the National Symphony Orchestra 

  • 8:15 pm at the Filene Center (ticketed performance)
  • Great American music from the NSO, with a video trip through America’s National Parks and several appearances by Wolf Trap opera artists – including Alan, who will perform a patriotic medley commissioned and arranged for him!

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