Arizona Opera's Education Manager hosts a three-session class, with music and video examples, to discuss the history of opera and what to listen for when you attend a performance.
PART I: WORDS OR MUSIC • Wednesday 3/7/18
When learning about opera, we focus on the musical score. But what about the words? Join us for a "deep dive" into the history, process, and impact of opera's libretti as we examine this timeless question: which comes first, the words or the music?
PART II: IT'S A SINGER'S WORLD • Wednesday 3/14/18
Not many people realize it, but the "classical sound" is actually quite new. Join us for this fascinating examination of the egos, virtuosity, and humanity that make up opera singers through the ages and the impact they have had on this great art form.
PART III: THE ULTIMATE ART • Wednesday 3/21/18
Opera is the ultimate art form. It combines every artistic discipline into one cohesive event. Join us for a wonderful exploration of the history and development of opera productions and the way that what we see influences the way we hear.
- Cost: $45 for three sessions.
- Admission only available for full class series; meetings cannot be attended individually.
- Registration at 602.274.0067.