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October 22, 2017


Ed Tapper presents

Great Singers Around Boston,
An Historical Survey

Boston Opera House

Noted Boston-based lecturer Ed Tapper returns to the New England Opera Club in October with a long-overdue program: Great Singers Around Boston, An Historical Survey. The audio presentation will focus on renowned opera singers who were born and trained in the Boston area, as well as singers born elsewhere who made Boston their adopted home, spending the bulk of their careers entertaining local audiences. Some visited briefly, but became immensely popular here, while others stayed on to teach voice at area schools and conservatories, passing on their art to future generations.

At Suffolk University, Ed Tapper has taught a course entitled Music Around Boston, which dealt with the history of music in Massachusetts, focusing on the legendary figures of our musical past, as well as historic, musical landmarks in Boston and throughout the state.

For over 20 years, Mr. Tapper has been the owner of Orpheus, a retail store on Commonwealth Ave. specializing in operatic and classical music recordings. During that time, he has culled several rare, unpublished recordings by local singers of the past. A large number of these one-of-a-kind documents, commercially unavailable in any form, will be featured on his program, which promises to be an unusual and fascinating excursion into our city’s rich and varied vocal tradition.

Open to the Public - Free


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Date:
Sunday, October 22, 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.

Music to Cure MS
... a different way to spend the same afternoon...


Upcoming presentations:

November 19: Eleanor Steber, America's Most Neglected Diva
Jack Jarzavek, speaker
December 17: Verdi at the Ballet
Angelo Mammano, speaker 
 

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