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NEOC Presentation
November 26, 2017


Jack Jarzavek presents

Eleanor Steber,
America's Most Neglected Diva

Eleanor Steber

Jack Jarzavek's talk will look at the full range of Eleanor Steber's career at the Met. It will also include a biographical account of her growth as a music student and emerging diva. His selections, played on CD, will cover most of the roles she sang at the Met, including two of which she performed the Met premiere, and one the world premiere. He will also examine her relationships with her two husbands and Rudolf Bing as they interacted and affected her relations with the Metropolitan Opera management.

Jack says, "I grew up with my father listening to the Met's Saturday afternoon broadcasts. I heard my first opera in Paris in 1961 when I was a student at the Sorbonne. My father gave me my first LP in 1955, Verdi's Rigoletto, and I have been collecting LPs and CDs ever since. I gave 17,000 LPs  and 5,000 CDs to the Rivers Conservatory at the Rivers School where I taught for 40 years: French, English, and art history. I continue to buy CDs, especially of operas I don't know and singers who are just emerging. Modern opera, the more experimental, the better, is a great pleasure and focus of my CD purchases."

Open to the Public - Free


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Date:
Sunday, November 26, 2017

Time:
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Place:
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street, Watertown, MA

Telephone:
(617) 972-6421

Directions:
From the West: Take Route 20 East (Main Street) to Watertown Square.

From the East: Take Rte. 16 (Mt. Auburn St.) west. Turn right on Main Street.

Public Transportation: The library is accessible via MBTA Bus routes Express 502, Express 504, 52, 57, 59, 70, 70A, and 71. It is less than a five minute walk to the library from the buses that arrive at Watertown Yard.

Parking: There are plenty of metered (free on Sunday) parking spaces at the rear of the Library, from which you can access the Library through the back door. Drive in on the passage just before the Fire House.

The Library is fully handicap-accessible.

 


Boston Bel Canto Opera

November 19, 2:30pm

Celebratory Concert
Commemorating the 25th Silver Anniversary of the company's founding in 1993

This concert will showcase the singing of
soprano Michelle Trainor
mezzo-soprano Joanna Porackova
tenors Giovanni Formisano and Adan Russell
in arias and duets from Italian, French and German operas:


Arias:

Ms. Trainor:
Laggiù nel Soledad
(La Fanciulla del West) - Puccini
Dich, theure Halle (Tannhauser) – Wagner

Ms. Porackova:
Habanera (Carmen) – Bizet
Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (Samson et Dalila) – Saint-Saens

Mr. Formisano:
Ah, leve-toi, soleil (Romeo et Juliette) – Gounod
E la solita (L’Arlesiana) - Cilea

Mr. Russell:
La fleur que tu m’avais jetee (Carmen) – Bizet

Duets:

Ms. Porackova & Mr. Russell: C’est toi, c’est moi (Carmen) – Bizet
Ms. Trainor & Mr. Formisano: Teco io sto ( Un Ballo in Maschera) – Verdi


 

Upcoming presentations:

December 17: Verdi at the Ballet
Angelo Mammano, speaker 
 

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