Tue, Oct 05

|

Online via Zoom

via ZOOM - The Great Heldentenors

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, Mr. Riggs has written and lectured widely on opera. Geoffrey and his wife Elizabeth Hubbell Riggs manage the website www.operacast.com.

Registration is Closed
See other events
via ZOOM - The Great Heldentenors

Time & Location

Oct 05, 2021, 7:30 PM EDT

Online via Zoom

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 by clicking here.

Share this event