Washington Concert Opera and co-founder Peter Russell present
Opera Gems: Sapho
thursday, November 8, 2018
Presented at Phillips Hall, The George Washington University
This lecture event is free and open to all WCO friends and family.
Join Washington Concert Opera co-founder Peter Russell as he presents an engaging and enlightening lecture exploring our upcoming performance of Gounod's first opera, Sapho. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
about the venue
Phillips Hall, The George Washington University
801 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
The lecture will take place in Room B-120.
There are three entrances to the space:
From Eye Street: Enter the glass stairwell and proceed down one floor to the basement (Note: this entrance is also closest to elevators). After exiting the stairwell, proceed through the double doors that have "Corcoran Music Program" on them and follow the hallway to the main Music hallway. Room B-120 will be on the left side of the hall, about halfway down.
From H Street Terrace: Across from Kogan Plaza, there is a stairwell down to a sunken terrace. Proceed down the stairs and enter the door with "Corcoran Music" on it. Once inside, proceed straight to the main hallway and turn right. Room B-120 will be on the right side of the hall about halfway down.
From H Street Stairwell: Enter the glass stairwell and proceed down one floor to the basement. Take the door straight at the bottom of the stairs to enter the Music Program. After exiting the stairwell, proceed straight down the main hallway. Room B-120 will be on the right side of the hall about halfway down.
about the opera
Sapho, in its US premiere, centers around intense, competing love affairs - developing within the context of the ancient Greek Olympics - all while the tantalizing possibility of a political coup bubbles just beneath the surface. Internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey will return to WCO in the title role, with four acclaimed emerging artists making their WCO debuts: tenor Addison Marlor as Phaon, soprano Amina Edris as Glycère, bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana as Pythéas, and baritone Brian Vu as Alcée.
Still need tickets for the Sunday, November 18 performance of Sapho?