Russian Opera of the 19th Century
Monday, November 13 at 7:30 PM ~ University House, Wallingford
Widely considered the golden age of Russian opera, the 19th Century was a time of flourishing growth and development of an original Russian style.
LMC Opera Group will trace Russian operatic history beginning with the groundbreaking work of Mikhail Glinka. He is regarded at the father of Russian classical music and his style was highly influential on those who came after, notably a group who were referred to as “The Five” or “The Mighty Handful.”
Our first ever program of Russian opera program features arias and scenes sung concert style in Russian with historical notes and commentary by Director Regina Thomas with music by Glinka, Dargomyzhsky, Rubinstein, Musorgsky, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky.
Featured performers: Regina Thomas and Meg Daly, sopranos, Dawn Padula and Janene Nelson mezzo-sopranos and Maria Khavin, pianist and Russian language coach.