Dueling Divas – Part Trois – Disarming and Dangerous!!! DERBY LINE: So what exactly IS a diva and why should you come to see one . . . or two . . . or three . . . maybe SIX?
WHY NOT? A diva is an extremely talented woman. The term is Italian, taken from the Latin diva, which means “goddess” or “divine one.” The use of the term is meant to suggest that a woman is so incredibly talented that her voice in performance approaches the divine. Although divas were originally stars of the operatic world, the term is now used to describe talented female musicians in all genres. These ladies have historically acquired huge numbers of fans, and their talents are often in high demand. Unfortunately, some people have come to associate great amounts of artistic talent with short tempers and difficult personalities, which probably explains why the word “diva” is often used to describe women who are tough to deal with. In truth, however, many actual divas are known for their gentle, generous, courteous personalities, as these women are far too busy with their professional careers to be petty or hard to handle.
QNEK Production’s divas eschew opera to celebrate the Arts and Women of the Great White Way. Dueling Divas: Part Trois marks the third appearance of the original divas, Lynn Leimer and Susan-Lynn Johns who first squared off against each other at the Haskell Opera House in 2004. In November of 2012, in a benefit for the Goodrich Library, Johns and Leimer were joined by junior divas, Molly Moore and April Streeter, who proved that it’s never too early to go into diva training.
This year, the quartet will be flexing their vocal acumen along with guest diva, Jenny Dunne. The esoteric, effervescent evening is all underscored by pianist extraordinaire, Janice Luce.
The Disarming and Dangerously Divine Divas Dazzle in Derby Line on Friday, September 13. The evening begins at 7:00 p.m. with wine and cheese reception in the Parish Hall of First Universalist Parish of Derby Line, 112 Main Street. Because seating is limited, reservations are appreciated. This is a benefit for First Parish. For more information and tickets, please call 802-334-2216.