My preview of the Regina Symphony’s "Opera for Skeptics" concert…

…is now online at the LeaderPost.  It begins:

The word “opera” frightens some people, conjuring up images of giant women in breastplates and horned helmets screeching at the top of their lungs.

Saturday at 8 p.m., the Regina Symphony Orchestra hopes to change that perception with its next Mosaic Masterworks Concert, Opera for Skeptics — and they’ve recruited a lot of help to do it.

As the RSO’s press release says, there won’t be any long over-dramatic scenes, but there will be “Big Tunes, a Big Chorus … a Big Orchestra … and a Big Talent.” Big tunes are a given: it’s opera. The orchestra is big because the RSO will be joined by the South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra. The “big talent” is Prince Albert-born baritone Peter McGillivray, who performs with opera companies across Canada and elsewhere.

And finally, the “big chorus” is the Regina Philharmonic Chorus, which will field about 90 of its 138 members for Saturday’s concert…

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    • Robert on February 16, 2009 at 5:31 pm
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    Actually, I always kind of liked the amazon woman in brass breastplate screeching.

    (As I recall, in the next scene the flower pot gets knocked off the window sill onto her head, right?)

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