Monday, May 6, 2013

Sing Along with Seattle Opera on May 22!

All ages, voice types, and shower singers welcome! Join Seattle Opera for a community sing-along on the occasion of Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday. Enter our contest for best Ring character costume and give your best—or most creative—rendition of Brünnhilde’s “Hojotoho” war cry. (Both male and female Valkyries are invited to give us a “Hojotoho!”) Distinguished judges, including General Director Speight Jenkins, will award prizes.

This free event takes place May 22 at the Seattle Center Armory.

“What fun we’ll have celebrating the human voice, and the wild characters of our signature work, Wagner’s Ring, on the composer’s bicentennial,” says Sue Elliott, Director of Education at Seattle Opera. “Everyone is welcome—from those who’ve never before sung a note in public to professional singers. Unleash your inner diva and join us for an unforgettable night of music and joy.”

The celebration begins at 7:00 pm and goes until 8:30 pm (registration from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm). If you prefer to come prepared, register in advance and receive a link to the music (scores, pronunciation guide, and recorded excerpts).

Beth Kirchhoff leads a backstage chorus (Rozarii Lynch photo)

Seattle Opera Chorusmaster Beth Kirchhoff will lead all participants in the Wedding March from Lohengrin, the Entrance of the Guests from Tannhäuser, the Carnevals-Lied from Das Liebesverbot, and—in honor of Verdi’s bicentennial, also this year—the “Libiamo” from La traviata.

Birthday cake generously donated by New Renaissance Cakes.

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