Are you a fan of opera? Do you like learning about and tasting wine? We have partnered with Violette Wine Cellars to bring you this class to indulge your senses – all from the comfort of your own home! Each week we will explore how a type of wine compliments a specific opera scene/aria and the ways in which wine and music combine to elevate each other. The class will serve as an introduction to opera and natural wine history. We hope to introduce you to new wine and new music in a fun way. In addition to the price of the class, students can purchase the course wine package (four bottles of wine) directly from Violette Wine Cellars store in Cambridge. The four bottle wine package is $80. Curbside Pick Ups: Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm at 1 Belmont St. in Cambridge (attached to Sofra Bakery). Call us at 617-876-4125 in advance to let us know you want the “Lexington Opera and Wine Package.” When you arrive for pick up call us at 617-876-4125, and we’ll bring your order outside. Students may also acquire alternative wine for the course independently.
Annina Hsieh is a Boston-based soprano and educator. Praised for her sensitivity as a performer, Hsieh strives to connect with audiences in opera and recital settings, and was the 2019 winner of the Handel and Haydn Society’s Barbara E. Maze Award for Musical Excellence. She completed her Master of Music in Voice Performance at Cleveland Institute of Music, and her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at Ithaca College.
As a teacher, Hsieh works with students to develop and use their natural voice to express themselves through song. Hsieh believes that, above all, lessons should be tailored to each student’s learning style and musical goals. She works with beginning and advanced students of all ages and has taught students in classical, musical theater, jazz, folk, and pop repertoire.
Annina Hsieh also offers private lessons in voice and vocal performance with Lexington Community Education as well as an online class on Copland’s Song cycle, Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson.