BEHIND THE SCENES: OPERA, OPERETTA, MUSICAL THEATER
Tuesdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$40 for four sessions
Minimum of 5 students.
Leigh Munro, a retired opera diva from the New York City Opera under Beverly Sills, will lead lively discussions of all three art forms: their similarities, differences, vocal requirements, and dramatic preparations. Get ‘insider tips’ to help you be better informed in your next theatrical experience. We’ll discuss Lehar’s THE MERRY WIDOW before we see it on January 17th at a local movie theater. This Live HD broadcast from the Met Opera starring Renee Fleming and Broadway’s Kelli O’Hara is directed by Susan Stroman, who, no doubt, will bring more than a touch of Broadway to the opera house! ($24 ticket price not included in class fee). So come join the fun as Leigh shares her vast experience, humor, and knowledge.
Leigh Munro has had a long and successful career in all three theatrical formats, including a PBS Great Performance of Romberg’s THE NEW MOON, and a star turn as ‘Carlotta Giudicelli’ in Webber’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, a role she played for a decade all over the world including on Broadway. Currently Leigh Munro teaches “Singing for Seniors” in her Chestnut Hill Voice Studio.