Inside the Classics: The Evolution of Opera

Inside the Classics: The Evolution of Opera

This Inside the Classics concert explored the evolution of opera from Monteverdi and Mozart to Bizet and Puccini. Photos © Greg Helgeson.

The Center for Hmong Arts and Talent presented the Fresh Traditions Fashion Show in the Target Atrium pre-concert.

The brass started the evening from the Balcony boxes.

Patrons enjoyed free samples from Surly Brewing Co. before the concert.

Tenor Eric Barry demonstrates presence.

Conductor Sarah Hicks and Violist/Host Sam Bergman explain the magic of opera.

Soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw sang pieces by Handel and Rossini.

Soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw sang pieces by Handel and Rossini.

Violist/Host Sam Bergman.

Grateful bows from our stellar guest artists for the evening: Eric Barry, tenor, Christina Pier, soprano, and Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano.

Sarah Hicks conducts.

Principal Percussion Brian Mount kicks off the concert with the Toccata from Overture to Orfeo.

Violist/Host Sam Bergman—with cape.

Tenor Eric Barry is unimpressed by Sam's cape.

Soprano Christina Pier sang pieces by Mozart and Wagner.

Tenor Eric Barry sang pieces by Verdi and Bizet.

Christina Pier and Eric Barry sing "O soave fanciulla," from La Bohéme by Puccini.

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