Insight Series

 

“We Really Lived Most of It”: Louisa May Alcott and the Genesis of Little Women

Sunday, October 29, 2017, at 3 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD
Free event! | Click here to register!

Alcott scholar and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, John Matteson, discusses the Alcott family, how their relationships formed the basis of the book’s characters and the other influences that developed Alcott as a writer. Mr. Matteson will also sign his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father.

Challenges for the Modern Opera Singer

Friday, November 3, 2017, at 6 PM & Sunday, November 5, 2017, at 1 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD
Free event! | Click here to register for November 3! | Click here to register for November 5!

Music authority Nancie Kennedy will explore not only the backstory of Mark Adamo’s modern Little Women but also the demanding vocal, linguistic, physical, musical and dramatic challenges that singers face in auditioning, preparing and performing an opera role – how to sing while wearing a restricting corset or bulky costume, or fighting a duel, or projecting full voice over an orchestra for several hours without any amplification.

Meet the Composer: Interview on the Creative Process

Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 5 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD
Free event! | Click here to register!

Composer Mark Adamo will talk about his creative process, what led him to tackle an opera based on such a beloved book and his thoughts on the health and wealth of American opera today. Adamo first attracted national attention with his uniquely celebrated debut opera, Little Women, after the Alcott novel.