A Night at the Opera

A Night at the Opera
Tri-M Music Honor Society students at Elwood-John H. Glenn High School recently attended a performance of Bizet’s opera, “Carmen” at the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in NYC. This was the first time the students had seen an opera before.

As "knowing" musicians in the band, chorus and orchestra, it was agreed that after hearing the singers project over the immense pit orchestra into the highest part of the theatre, without microphones, they gained a greater respect for the professional singers. The children's chorus in Act I was exceptionally inspiring and clear to hear.

The production was performed in French but all who attended followed along with the ongoing "super-titles" in English on the seat-back in front of them. It was a memorable trip for all!