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Arts Club of Washington (or via ZOOM)

The Great Heldentenors (in person or Zoom)

Come in-person or via Zoom! Musicologist Geoffrey Riggs will lecture on the variety of challenges faced by tenors singing Wagner’s operas. Author of The Assoluta Voice in Opera, 1797-1847. Geoffrey and his wife Elizabeth Hubbell Riggs manage the website www.operacast.com.

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The Great Heldentenors (in person or Zoom)

Time & Location

Oct 18, 2021, 7:30 PM EDT

Arts Club of Washington (or via ZOOM), 2017 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA

About the event

The authoritative author and lecturer Geoffrey Riggs considers the Heldentenor, a term that characterizes the great Wagner tenors. What is a heldentenor, how do they differ from “ordinary” tenors, and why are they prominent in

Wagner. Mr. Riggs is author of The Assoluta Voice in Opera, 1797 –1847. Mr. Riggs has written and lectured widely on opera; in June, he presented a webinar on “Singing Lohengrin” as part of WSWDC’s Wagner Virtual Weekends. Together with his wife, Elizabeth Hubbell Riggs, he manages the website www.operacast.com, a comprehensive source

of information about opera broadcasts on the internet. Live from the Arts Club of Washington, 7:30. Also on Zoom. Click  here to register.

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