Sorry, Josquin — we just had to, as it’s Presidents’ Day weekend! While this holiday isn’t loaded with laughs so much as patriotism, playing hooky and some really terrific music, I hope you all enjoy it and offer a toast to at least two of our former leaders. (I’ve often wondered how they’d feel about sharing a birthday… let’s say they’re fine with it.)
As for music this week, it’s clear that the romance portion of Valentine’s Day spirit is far from over:
- You can still catch the lead-up to Figaro’s nuptials at LA Opera, and can even learn more about this Mozart classic through an online Zoom session;
- Long Beach Opera is taking an ancient story and making it real for us moderners with the world premiere of Kate Soper’s Romance of the Rose, which gets only 3 performances between now and 2/25;
- The opera-to-film premiere of Poulenc’s La voix humaine comes to Laemmle Theaters in North Hollywood on Thursday. You can see the flick from Angels Vocal Art for just $15, but you might want to spring for the VIP package so you can go to the party. This film screens for one night only!
…and a little time off
I will actually be spending some time with family and will be addressing only urgent List-related needs through Monday, so Listers, email or text me if you’re in the soup. Otherwise, we’ll have more for you all next week!
Happy Presidents’ Day!
Originally published as part of Next7 — Vocal events through 2/23/23