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Operatif Lecture with Victoria Bond Biography or Myth?
Before the Met Live screening of Verdi’s Aida on Saturday, October 13, at 12 pm, opera lecturer extraordinaire Victoria Bond will give a presentation Biography or Myth: Do opera composers modify history to tell a better story? Bond will speak about historically-themed operas, including those by Donizetti and Rossini as well as Aida and Bellini’s Norma. Join us for this Season Opener “Operatif” which includes a light buffet brunch.
Guild Hall opera donors at the $200 level and above enjoy these lectures at no charge. Half-price tickets are available for Met Opera donors of $100. Tickets to the lecture are $30 for all other patrons and may be purchased at the Box Office.
Bond is a powerful force in 21st century concert music, having distinguished herself both as a composer and conductor, being commissioned by major symphonies, chamber orchestras, ballet companies, dance festivals, and opera houses, Ms. Bond is the founder of Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival which she produces each spring at Symphony Space in New York. She is also a frequent pre-concert lecturer for the New York Philharmonic.