Enjoy the music, pageantry, and politics of Russian opera through a sampling of 18th-20th century operas and recitals by famous opera singers. We’ll focus on Glinka's A Life for the Tsar, Mussourgsky's Boris Godunov, Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame, Rimsky-Korsakov's The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh, and Prokofiev's War and Peace. Our special guest will be David Shengold, opera critic, educator, and specialist on Russian opera. Lecture (plus questions). Listening to music or other audio.