*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Understanding Opera, Part 1

Designed to foster greater appreciation for the art form of opera, this class surveys the first two productions of Virginia Operas 2017-2018 season. Works studied include Saint-Saëns biblical drama Samson and Delilah, and Puccinis The Girl of the Golden West. Musical and dramatic analysis is illustrated with audio and video excerpts. Recommended for beginners and operaphiles alike.

Instructor Bio:

Glenn Winters is in his 14th season as Community Outreach Musical Director for Virginia Opera. He is the composer of several commissioned operas, including Tales From the Brothers Grimm, The Empress and the Nightingale, The Princess and the Pea, A Tricksters Trilogy and Katie Luther. His book The Opera Zoo: Singers, Composers and Other Primates is available from Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A29 Glenn Winters Sep 8, 15, 22 Fr 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Homewood Suites A

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