A free Education & Community Enrichment program:
Music That Tells a Story –
facilitated by Rochelle Ellis, Dma Voice
Two-hour Workshop – choice of:
Wednesday June 7 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Lawrence Branch Library
2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville
Saturday June 10 from 10 am-noon
Turning Point United Methodist Church
15 S. Broad Street, Trenton
Wednesday June 14 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon St, Princeton
Backstage Tour and Final Dress Rehearsal:
Friday June 16 from 5:30 pm to 10 pm
Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center
91 University Place, Princeton
“Music that Tells a Story” combines a two-hour opera workshop, in either Lawrenceville, Trenton or Princeton, with a full professional opera performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fidelio and a backstage tour at Matthews Theatre in the McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.
The workshop is an enjoyable and interactive orientation to opera and to The Princeton Festival’s 2017 opera production of Fidelio. Dr. Rochelle Ellis leads the workshop, focusing not only on the musical features and techniques of the opera, but also its significance to opera in general, and its relevance to our world today. There will also be live performances of arias from the German opera repertoire by young singers from area schools.
In addition to the workshop, participants will attend a full performance of Fidelio at its final dress rehearsal.
There will be a guided backstage tour prior to the performance to give participants insight into the behind-the-scenes preparations for staging the production.
Fact Sheet and FAQ: A pdf fact sheet with FAQ is available by clicking on this link:
2017 Music that Tells a Story Fact Sheet & FAQ It can be saved to your computer for later reading.
Registration may close when the workshops are full. Please register early.
Rochelle Ellis, DMA Voice
Dr. Rochelle Ellis is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Voice at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and a Lecturer of Voice at Princeton University.
In addition, Dr. Ellis serves as a vocal consultant for Trenton Children’s Chorus and teaches in the Westminster Conservatory Summer Vocal Institutes for middle school and high school students.
MUSIC BY ludwig van beethoven
LIBRETTO BY Joseph Sonnleithner
BASED ON Jean-Nicolas Bouilly
SUNG IN german WITH ENGLISH SUPERTITLES
Magnificent music, …