Dana Center for the Performing Arts
The Virtuosity of the Soprano Voice
Kathryn Lewek, soprano
Elizabeth Blood, piano
Sean Parr, PhD, author of Vocal Virtuosity (Oxford, 2021)
Be thrilled by the vocal virtuosity of the Metropolitan Opera’s reigning Queen of the Night, Kathryn Lewek. With “astonishing,” “stellar,” and “sensational” high notes, Lewek—a coloratura soprano—performs fiendishly difficult opera arias of Olympic proportion. Her singing will be accompanied by Elizabeth Blood at piano and historical commentary by opera tenor and historian Sean Parr, whose book on the coloratura soprano has been hailed as “provocative, engaging, and thoroughly original.” A one-of-a-kind event—don’t miss it!