How to Listen to and Understand Opera
March 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Monday, repeating until March 26, 2019
Discover the great beauty and high artistic achievement of opera with this brilliant course by acclaimed musicologist Robert Greenberg. You will develop a methodology for listening to and understanding opera and will be introduced to the concept of opera as a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts in its combination of soliloquy, dialogue, scenery, action, and continuous music. See how music can evoke what words cannot express; the composer is the dramatist. This combination of words and music endows opera with a unique dramatic power.
Mon, Mar 25: Invention of Opera and Monteverdi’s Orfeo 2
Every session 3:30 – 5pm. Free, open to all.