033C) Operas in Context from Monteverdi to Today

This course explores musical and dramatic features of ten operas by Monteverdi, Mozart, Wagner, Verdi, Puccini, and other composers from inside and outside the canon. Meant for both newcomers and aficionados of opera, each class features excerpts of historic performances. Lectures aim to interpret the works’ meaning in their day and relevance to ours while deepening appreciation of the music. We’re offering this special opera class as two stand-alone five-week courses (with different operas). You can also register for the entire ten weeks and save $55.

Section A; Wed., 6:00-8:00 pm, Feb. 3, 5 sessions
Section B: Wed., 6:00-8:00 pm, March 17, 5 sessions (No class April 7)           
Section C: Wed. Feb 3, 6:00-8:00 pm, 10 sessions - Register for both classes and save $55