If a venue near you is offering speed dating, consider it with an open mind and an understanding of the speed-dating rules.
Performances of excerpts of less than five minutes for recitals, juries, and nonpaying concerts are permitted without license.
The license comes with the right to make as many copies of the score needed, so the show has no expensive piano vocal scores to buy.
The women (or the men) will take a place at one of the cocktail tables and the men (or the women) will rotate through. THE DATES According to the choice of the producers, we hear a series of dating monologues and duets. Another character is unhappy with the scene and eventually leaves (not before singing about that unhappiness).
The music in this scene is written in a variety of keys and the sequence is left to the producers.
An experienced character tenor, Dean Anthony is a stage director and now the Director of Opera at the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Center.