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Course Description

Join us for an in-depth look at many of the operas that will be performed by both the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD and NC Opera during their 2018-2019 seasons. Through lecture, DVD and live performance, we'll learn about the music, composers and historical context of: Verdi's Aida and La Traviata, Saint-Saens's Samson et Dalila, Puccini's La Fanciulla del West, Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur, Bizet's Carmen, Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment, Wagner's Die Walkure, Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmelites, Puccini's Tosca and more. Our list of special guests includes: Ira Siff, vocalist and commentator for the Metropolitan Opera's Saturday Radio Broadcasts (special Sunday program at instructor's home on October 14); soprano Andrea Edith Moore and baritone Marc Callahan, accompanied by pianist Kate Lewis ( September 25); baritone Bob Chapman (October 9); and Marc Callahan lecturing on opera production. Seasoned opera goers and those new to opera are all welcome. Lecture (plus Questions); Listening to Music or Other Audio;Viewing Videos.
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