Opera Society presents Lindsay’s lectures

Musicologist, pianist, vocal coach, critic and teacher Tedrin Blair Lindsay will offer his popular Saturday morning opera lectures this fall at the University of Kentucky. © Herald-Leader staff photo by Rich Copley.

The Lexington Opera Society has announced its fall lineup of lectures by musicologist and vocal coach Tedrin Blair Lindsay, also a freelance music and theater critic for the Herald-Leader. Lindsay has presented the popular lecture series for several years now, offering insight into upcoming University of Kentucky Opera Theatre productions as well as the genre of opera in general. This year’s classes are as follows:

Sept. 29: The Phantom of the Opera and the career of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Oct. 6: Falling in love with opera: How to enjoy, appreciate, and understand opera

Oct. 13: Unlocking your inner critic: What to listen for in opera singers

Oct. 20: Unlocking your inner musicologist: What makes a great opera composer

Oct. 27: Larger than life: Opera’s most colorful scandals, shockers, and triumphs

Nov. 3: Does It matter? Opera’s relevance in culture past and present

All classes are at 10 a.m. in the Schmidt Vocal Arts Center on Rose Street, across from the Singletary Center for the Arts on the University of Kentucky campus. Classes are $20 for the general public, $5 students. Reservations are not necessary.

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