We are by no means huge opera fans, but we do enjoy it from time to time, particularly the more accessible, melodic pieces, and especially in the small doses you get at Operafest. Opera is an acquired taste, and if you’re on the fence about it, Operafest is a good way to do a little sampling, without committing to sitting through an entire full-length opera. And each scene is described in the program, so even though you won’t understand most of the words, you’ll get an idea of what’s going on.
The program was directed by Jane Tavernier and Kathryn Ahearn, vocal instructors at the college. As always, I was interested in What Jane Wore: a long, red satin sheath with spaghetti straps, overlaid with intricate black beadwork, and with a flounce of black lace at the bottom.
Operafest will be performed again tomorrow night at 7:00 pm in Dodd Auditorium. Free admission.