“What is opera?” the COT Education Manager Veronica Chamberlain asked the audience. Many students spoke up and explained what opera was to them. After fielding a range of responses, Chamberlain explained, “Opera is storytelling through music” and asked the audience to repeat that phrase. Chamberlain and company described basic aspects of opera and terms like “composer” or “libretto,” but always circled back to the phrase, “storytelling through music.” The visitors also performed three songs!
Parker thanks soprano Corinne Costell, tenor Karlos Piñero-Mercado, bass Patrick Scully and Cody Bradley accompanying them on piano. At the end of the Morning Ex, they were kind enough to answer a range of questions from the audience.
Parker is extremely grateful to the COT for returning to campus to engage with Lower School students and help develop a love for music in these developing young minds.