- Victory Hall Opera
September 29 at 3:30
West Building, West Garden Court
Celebrating The Eye of the Sun: Nineteenth-Century Photographs from the National Gallery of Art
From the cozy hearth to the chair left vacant by the slain Civil War soldier, the Victorian parlor resounded with songs that pull at the heartstrings. Victory Hall Opera’s extraordinary troupe gathers around the piano to transport you back to mid-19th-century life with tunes of domestic tranquility, Wagnerian heroics, church hymns, spirituals, and songs about proper Victorian etiquette. The program includes works by Amy Beach, Brahms, Chopin, Stephen Foster, Carrie Jacobs-Bond, George F. Root, Schumann, and others, and features mezzo-soprano Brenda Patterson, tenor Will Ferguson, baritone Carlton Ford, and pianists Renate Rohlfing and Timothy McReynolds.