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OPERA | National Opera Week 2014

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It's National Opera Week, so take a singer to lunch! Or better yet, take yourself to the events that Rochester Lyric Opera is offering this Saturday, November 1, to celebrate the vocal arts in Rochester and in upstate New York. Events on November 1 include:

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: "The State of the Vocal Arts in Upstate New York," a panel discussion with Kathryn Cowdrick, Diane Abrahamian, Deborah Montgomery, and Rochester Lyric Opera artistic director Eric Townell. (Free admission.)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Vocal Master Class with bass-baritone Jan Opalach of the Eastman School of Music faculty and the New York City Opera. ($10 general, $5 students.)

8 p.m.: "A Night at the Opera," recital of opera's greatest hits featuring Opalach, Rochester Lyric Opera resident artists, and Nazareth College voice faculty members. ($20, $15 students.)

All events take place in Wilmot Hall at Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue. rochesterlyricopera.org; operaguildofrochester.org.

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