Balaban's and Opera Theatre of St. Louis10-May-2016
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s popular Opera Tastings series returned for a second year, March 31 through April 4. Balaban’s hosted the event on April 2. The event was highlighted in a recent article from “Chesterfield Lifestyle”. Read it here.
The 70-minute “culinary concert” event proved to be a fun and delicious way for opera newcomers to discover opera for the first time. Live music from across the history of opera was performed, with each musical selection paired with wine, beer, spirits, small bites, or desserts. The pairings were designed to enhance the flavors of the music, and the music was designed to enhance the flavors of the pairings.
Four acclaimed young singers who have started their careers at Opera Theatre – Katherine Jolly, Stephanie Sanchez, Geoffrey Agpalo, and Robert Mellon – performed arias, duets, and trios, ranging from Mozart and Puccini to Wagner. Also included in the program was a first chance to hear music performed from OTSL’s latest world premiere, Shalimar the Clown.
The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis opens it’s season beginning in May. For more information, click here.