Four men will take the stage this Saturday to do something that has never been done in Juneau before, let alone Alaska. They will perform Act 1 of Wagner’s famous opera, Siegfried. The Juneau Lyric Opera presents a concert version titled “Three Men and a Sword”.
In Juneau Tuesday afternoon, find out why this German opera is both musically and physically demanding, and why it takes a lifetime of study to sing some of the roles professionally.
- The Juneau Youth Sailing program offers lessons for students ages 12 and up.
- Two Alaskan writers, Heather Lende and Leigh Newman, talk about their work.
Rhonda McBride hosts the show this Tuesday. You can catch Juneau Afternoon, Tuesday through Friday, live at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3. The replay airs at 7:00 p.m. on KTOO. You can also listen online at ktoo.org.
For more information on Juneau Afternoon or to schedule the show time, email [email protected] Just a reminder: Juneau Afternoon is often booked two weeks in advance.
Guests: Dr. David Miller, plays Wotan. David Cangelosi, plays the mime. Shawn Stendevan, prepared the English subtitles for the concert.
The next performance of “Three Men and a Sword” by Juneau Lyric Opera is a unique concert. It brings together the talents of three singers and a pianist, including David Cangelosi, who has spent his entire career perfecting the role of Mime. Even though Juneau’s performance is a stripped down version of Wagner’s Siegfried, Act 1, it still packs a lot of weight, with athletic, muscular vocals that pack a punch.
When Carl Brodersen was a teenager, he learned to sail through the Juneau Youth Sailing program. Today, he passes on his passion for sailing to future generations.
Leigh Newman and Heather Lende are both well-known storytellers from Alaska, but they seem very different. Newman has a gritty and direct style, while Lende writes with warmth and nuance. The two have one thing in common about their work: a love of authenticity and a passion for telling stories about real Alaskans.
The two women talk about their latest books – Lende’s Of Bears and Ballots, a look at the adventures/misadventures of navigating small town politics – and Newman’s Nobody Gets Out Alive, a collection of tough scrabble stories about women intrepid from Alaska.