Talking Opera: Aida
The Opera Guild’s Talking Opera series concluded last night at the beautiful Fenimore Art Museum with Abby Kreh Gibson and Guild President Tom Simpson (right) discussing Verdi’s Aida, which kicks off the 2012 Festival. It was particularly relevant that this talk occurred at Fenimore because the museum is presenting an exhibit of costumes related to the season, which includes costumes from Aida and Armide productions at the Metropolitan Opera. Abby and Tom went through the opera, relaying information about Verdi himself and the opera and how it focuses on themes of patriotism and the father-daughter relationship. After the talk, snacks were provided and the complementary Fenimore exhibits were open to those who attended.
William M. Brown