117) Monday Afternoons at the Opera

Opera is one of the most exciting and complex art forms, combining theater, orchestra, staging, costume, acting, singing, dancing, and everything else associated with musical drama.  For over 400 years, composers have created operatic masterpieces that have thrilled audiences around the world.  Explore the stories, characters and music of the following operas with Robert W. Butts, one of New Jersey's leading opera conductors:

  • Falstaff (Antonio Salieri)
  • Don Pasquale (Gaetano Donizetti)
  • Otello (Giuseppe Verdi)
  • Gianni Schicchi (Giacomo Puccini)
  • Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan)