Offstage: “The Science Behind the Human Voice”


Wednesday, January 18, 6–7:30pm
FREE and open to the public
Metronome Brewery
385 Broadway St
St. Paul, MN 55101


This event is free and open to the public, and requires no registration to attend.

Have you ever wondered how the human voice works? Or how Opera singers sing so loud!? Join us for MNOPERA’s Offstage Inside the Voice series at the MetroNOME Brewery to uncover the science and mysteries behind the human singing voice.  

Panelists include voice specialty speech clinicians and a laryngologist from the University of Minnesota – Lions Voice Clinic. Topics will explore the Bel Canto singing style required to perform Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment, the science behind vocal folds, volume, mouth shape, projection and much more. Stick around after the panel for a short performance of selections from The Daughter of the Regiment featuring Vanessa Becerra and David Portillo as Marie and Tonio. 

This event is appropriate for all ages. This is a first-floor facility with accessibility ramps at entrances.  

Masks suggested, but not required. For more information, visit MN Opera’s Health and Safety page 

There will be on street parking options available on 5th St. E, The Famers Market, and on Broadway. The entrance to the brewery can be found via the Broadway St. Before arriving, please download the St. Paul Passport Parking app, so you don’t get a parking ticket! 

This event is free and open to the public, and requires no registration to attend.


If you have questions about this event, please contact Samuel Phillips, Access and Civic Engagement Director, at [email protected].  

The Daughter of the Regiment runs February 4–12 at The Ordway. Learn more about the opera and tickets below.

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