March 21 | For the Love of Opera
Conversation of the art and production of opera, with some personal stories about the Santa Fe Opera experience, and specifically about the opera “La Bohème,” composed by Giacomo Puccini. Guests will include Karen L. Barnes and Marie Jureit-Beamish. Our talk will be led by board member, Sharon Holt.
Karen L. Barnes has served in leaderships roles with the Atlantic Classical Orchestra and the Long Island Symphony. She was an apprentice in 1975 with the Santa Fe Opera for two years and received her B.M, Voice/Performance from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. Karen has served as both part-time staff and as a board member for the Arts Council of Martin County.
Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish is the Professor Emerita of Music from Principia College and formerly the Charles Stewart Harding Mott Distinguished Professor of Music. She serves on the Arts Council of Martin County and the Atlantic Classical Orchestra board of directors. She is the founder of Sunset Concerts at the Gallery and launched the Cultural Excursion program.
Cultural Conversations represents our many efforts to engage the community in all things artistic with a goal to inspire greater participation in and a passion for the arts in our community. Through our Cultural Conversations, we intend to provide interesting and evocative dialogue designed around P.L.A.C.E. (people, land, arts, culture and engagement).
Tickets: $15/person. Member benefits include tickets at the $125 level and above.