Delving Deep Into Opera: Stevenson University Hosting Opera Forum, January 29

January 23, 2014 7 AM

Stevenson University will host “Opera: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” on Wednesday, January 29 at 12 p.m. in the Inscape Theatre on Stevenson’s Greenspring campus, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153. The event is free and open to the public.

During the Fall semester, as a part of Stevenson’s tribute to Italian culture, Bob Suggs, D.M.A., Professor of Music at Stevenson, gave an introductory presentation on opera. This forum, he said, is intended to go into more depth and will include commentary from expert panelists, and vintage video opera clips as well as videos of contemporary stagings of classical opera and new works.

“Attendees should come away from this forum with not only a deeper understanding of opera, but also the awareness that it’s not merely a relic of the past, but a constantly evolving and vibrant contemporary art form,” Suggs said.

The forum’s opera experts include Jonathon Palevsky, radio host and WBJC Program Director, and Caroline Black-Sotir, D.M.A., TV personality, singer, and Chair of the Baltimore County Council of the Arts and Humanities. Along with lively discussions and a live performance from Black-Sotir and other guests, the forum will also feature an extensive question-and-answer session pertaining to all things opera.

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