University Guild Program: Opera Behind the Scenes: From Training to Curtain Calls
Join us in the University Guild Lounge of Northwestern University&rsquo s Scott Hall on Monday, February 4th at 1:30 pm to hear Northwestern-educated
author/director Geoffrey Edwards and his father, Metropolitan Opera baritone Ryan Edwards, offer personal insights into preparing, launching, and sustaining an operatic career. They will also share backstage anecdotes about some of opera's best-loved stars and secrets to the success of their own father-son creative partnership.
Geoffrey Edwards is an award-winning author and stage director, who has served as artistic director of the Marquee Theatre Company and resident stage director for the DuPage Opera Theatre. He received his PhD in Theatre and Drama from Northwestern University and has served on academic faculties in both the United States and Europe. His father, Ryan Edwards, received international acclaim as a singing actor during his career as a leading baritone with the Metropolitan Opera. Author, teacher, and artistic consultant, he most recently served as president of the National Opera Association. Together, they have written extensively
about music and opera. Their books include The Verdi Baritone, as well as Verdi and Puccini Heroines."
Tea, coffee and cookies are served after the program. Please&hellip .stop on by and learn with us.
The purpose of the University Guild is to bring to the membership of the Guild the intellectual resources of the University, to promote the interests of the University, to work for the collection and exhibition of the objects of art and to advance the development and appreciation of the fine arts in the University and in Evanston.
Annual Guild membership is $50. Membership is open to all in the community. Guests are welcome and the cost is $2.00 per program. The Guild holds meetings October through April.
The next program is on February 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm on Agatha Christie: The Mystery of Living, with Betsey Means, Actor, Womanlore.