Sunday, May 17, 2015

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of May 18, 2015

Post-performance champagne reception with the artists
at Opera Theatre
Photo: Ken Howard
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Celebrated American composer Tobias Picker will be one of four featured speakers at Spotlight on Opera, Opera Theatre's music and discussion series, on Monday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. at The Ethical Society. The series explores the ideas and perspectives behind each opera during the season. At the May 18 event, audiences will have the opportunity to hear from Mr. Picker first-hand about the creation of this opera, which has received high praise from critics across the globe. The Ethical Society is at 9001 Clayton Road. For more information: or 314-961-0644.

Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents Rossini's comedy The Barber of Seville in rotating repertory with three other operas May 23 through June 27. "There's a good reason it's one of the world's most popular operas! Rossini's zany and sparkling score sets the gold standard for opera that is fresh, elegant, funny, and brimming with vocal fireworks. Delight as the young barber Figaro helps Count Almaviva steal the beautiful Rosina from under the nose of her doddering guardian." Performances take place at the Loretto-Hilton Center at 135 Edgar Road on the Webster University campus. All performances are sung in English with projected English text. For more information: or call 314-961-0644.

The Tavern of Fine Arts presents sopranos Holley Sherwood and Katie Rush, accompanied by pianist Jon Garrett, on Friday, May 22, at 8 p.m. The concert consists of duets by Mendelssohn, Brahms, and von Weber as well as solo songs by Strauss, Brahms, Schubert, and Schumann. The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information:

The Adult Flute Choir
The Tavern of Fine Arts presents the Flute Society of St. Louis Adult Flute Choir on Saturday, May 23, at 2 p.m.. "The Adult Flute Choir is comprised of flutists (college age and above) from the St. Louis community of varying careers and musical backgrounds. The choir performs regularly during the season (September through May) at venues such as nursing homes, FSSL events, church services, school tours, flute recitals, etc." The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information:

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