Opera tunes up for the masses

Nothing But The Music presents a concert of opera favourites on Nov. 9 at UVic

Nothing But The Music presents a concert of opera favourites on Nov. 9 at University of Victoria’s Phillip T. Young Hall.

Entering its third season, Fear No Opera is dedicated to encouraging the “opera curious” to get their feet wet, and offering more seasoned opera-goers with a high level of professionalism.

With hummable tunes and explanations for the new opera goer and a few surprises for the more experienced, the program includes Cara Non Dubitar, which was recorded by Victoria’s own Pierrette Alarie and Léopold Simoneau. Other favourites include highlights from La Fille Du Régiment, The Marriage of Figaro, The Pearl Fishers and La Boheme.

“A concert like this lets us present a variety of great opera music from different periods in a single show. We move from funny to romantic to anguished and bring the audience with us every step of the way,” said artistic director Neil Reimer.

Tickets for the 2:30 p.m. concert are $30/$20/$10 and available at Ivy’s Bookshop, Munro’s Books and at the door.