Whistler’s Women – Songs of a Life Well Traveled
Sun., March 7, 3 p.m. 2010
Charleston Chamber Opera and the Gibbes Museum of Art are partnering for an afternoon of opera. The beautiful Gibbes rotunda featuring the Whistler’s Travels special exhibition will be the setting for Soprano Patrice Tiedemann, Mezzo Soprano Lara Wilson, and Baritone Paul Soper as they explore the life and loves of James McNeill Whistler with a clever mix of art song, opera and theatrical flair. Visitors will enjoy gorgeous melodies from Debussy, Saint-Saens, Mahler, Gilbert & Sullivan and others, as the singers portray Whistler and his women in song and verse. The hour-long program is interwoven with narration by actress Terry Bell-Aby, with piano accompaniment by musical director Steven Morris.