Insight Series

Little Women: Page to Stage

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 7 PM
Severna Park Library | 45 West McKinsey Road, Severna Park, MD
Free event!

A behind-the-scenes look at how stories are transformed into a musical art form.

Book Club: Little Women

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 2 PM
Crofton Library | 1681 Riedel Road, Crofton, MD
Free event!

A discussion of the heart-warming classic will be enhanced by a visit from members of the Annapolis Opera, who will provide insight into their upcoming production of Little Women, in November 2017.

Themes and Motifs: Understanding the Composition of Little Women

Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 3 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD
Free event! | Registration opening soon.

Annapolis Opera Artistic Director Ronald J. Gretz will discuss the techniques used in the score of Little Women, the recurrent themes which are associated with a particular person, idea, or situation, and how these carry the listener through the story.

“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! | Registration opening soon.

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! | Registration opening soon.

Music authority Nancie Kennedy will share the complicated and demanding challenges that singers face in preparation for a role, such as how to sing while wearing a restricting corset, or fighting a duel, and what physical skills are required to perform for several hours while singing at the top of their game.

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
$20 | Tickets on sale soon.

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.