Madame Butterfly 2012; David Bazemore Photo

  • MARCH 27: ‘Spring/Autumn Affairs and the Generation Gap in Don Pasquale and other operas’
    Presented by Desirée Mays
  • Zuli.eblastDon’t miss this month’s Opera on the GO! Entitled “Spring/Autumn Affairs and the Generation Gap in Don Pasquale and other operas.” Presented by the Santa Fe Opera’s Desirée Mays on March 27 at 5:30pm, this talk covers the many examples of young/old relationships found in the operatic canon and how they are portrayed and resolved – or not! With Desirée’s inimitable humorous style this presentation is sure to be both fun and informative for all audiences.
  • desiree2Born in Ireland, Desirée Mays moved to London to become a ballet dancer in the opera ballet as a young woman. She eventually came to the States, hung up her dancing shoes, and developed a career as a lecturer, storyteller and writer on Opera. She is the resident speaker and storyteller for The Santa Fe Opera in the summer months and the author of Opera Unveiled, a book now in its 15th year, about the Santa Fe seasons.
  • Winters find her lecturing coast to coast from the Metropolitan Opera in New York to the Los Angeles Opera in California. She has spoken to Wagner Societies in Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, and Dallas and was the lead speaker for the Kirov Ring in Orange County in 2006. She is a popular radio personality and hosts opera tours worldwide for Act I Tours. Desirée also directs Art Forms Inc., an educational, non-profit organization, whose motto is: “Art Forms through Awareness.”

This season’s Opera on the GO! presentations will be held at the
Santa Barbara Library’s Faulkner Gallery
40 East Anapamu Street, SB CA 93101

All presentations begin at 5:30pm and last about 1hour, 15 minutes.

Donations accepted at the door
Suggested Donation: $15/person, $12 (OSB Subscribers), $5 (Students with ID)


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