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OPERA at-a-glance

Did you know that opera singers are basically Olympic athletes? An opera singer has to be able to sustain high notes over a long period of time while using their body to amplify a sound so that it can be heard over a full orchestra and do so without any microphones. Opera singers show us the loudest sounds and the highest pitches the human body can produce. It takes many years before someone can audition to be cast in a professional company. This is one of the facts you can discover by visiting our new OPERA at-a-glance exhibit.

We are also providing a listening room where visitors can relax and sample different operas and hear the astounding voices of such great opera singers as Luciano Pavarotti and Renée Fleming.

The history of recorded sound is a further strength of the Compass Center as we host the Phonograph Rooms. Part of the exhibit will be devoted to how recording helped to popularize opera for all to enjoy.

We're celebrating the world of opera with this exhibit to launch the collaboration between the Compass Music and Arts Foundation and BARN OPERA and its founder and artistic director Josh Collier who is an internationally acclaimed opera singer. The Foundation, through the new BARN OPERA venture, is organizing performances of loved operas through 2018 and beyond.

This event is a part of Vermont Arts 2018, celebrating public funding for the arts.
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