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MONDAY, JANUARY 13 (8:00 PM), 2020 at the Ballroom of Registry Bistro
Starring Lindsey Anderson as Julia Child
Spend a fun evening of great food, sumptuous wine, and a hilarious operatic homage to the Queen of Cooking - Julia Child! All followed by a delicious dessert bar.
Two packages available.
VIP PACKAGE - $150
Champagne, Dinner with wine pairings, Performance, and Dessert
DESSERT and PERFORMANCE PACKAGE - $40
Champagne, Performance, and Dessert
Bubbles in the Secor Gallery begin at 6:00 PM
Dinner begins at 6:30 PM
Performance begins at 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:30 pm with Champagne)
Dessert following performance
Valet parking available.
“Bon Appétit!” would make an excellent holiday or hostess present, especially to a gourmand or baking enthusiast and of course an opera lover.
Special wine baskets and gift packages are available by calling the Toledo Opera office at 419-255-SING (7564).
Lindsey Anderson, Mezzo Soprano
American Opera singer Lindsey Anderson has been described by critics as a formidable presence and has been hailed for her “beautiful and powerful voice” as well as for her “commanding stage presence.” Ms. Anderson has performed in many opera houses and summer music festivals throughout the United States including Seattle Opera, Virginia Opera, Sarasota Opera, Winter Opera St. Louis, Des Moines Metro Opera, New Amsterdam Opera, Central City Opera, Union Avenue Opera, and Opera North. Recently, Ms. Anderson successfully debuted the full role of Lucrezia Borgia with great acclaim in the world premiere of Harold Blumenfeld's modern opera Borgia Infami with Winter Opera St. Louis. In 2019, Ms. Anderson looks forward to her Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium debut as the mezzo-soprano soloist in Ralph Vaughan Williams Magnificat produced by Distinguished Concerts International of New York. Ms. Anderson was last seen as Augusta Tabor with Toledo Opera in last season's The Ballad of Baby Doe.
Kevin Bylsma, Piano
With more than two decades experience as a vocal coach, collaborative pianist, choral conductor, and organist, Kevin J. Bylsma is a musician of impressive depth and ability, well known for his work in opera, art song, and oratorio. A longtime member of the Toledo Opera staff as Head of Music Preparation and Chorus Master, Kevin was formerly Music Director of the Department of Community Programs for the Michigan Opera Theatre and vocal coach, accompanist, and chorus master for OPERA! Lenawee. In recitals and master classes, he has collaborated with the great American singers Samuel Ramey, Diane Soviero, Marilyn Horne, Michelle De Young, and Irina Mishura. He is the Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Ann Arbor Festival of Song, and his solo piano performances and collaborative work have been featured on WTGE’s Live from FM91 program. Dedicated to the education and training of the next generation of operatic talent, Mr. Bylsma is Instructor of Opera and repetiteur at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts, responsible for vocal coaching and serving as a collaborative pianist for the school’s large body of young singers. Mr. Bylsma also serves on the artistic staff of OperaWorks, an intensive opera training program, based in Los Angeles, CA. and he is the Associate Organist of the historic Mariner’s Church of Detroit.