*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 Opera’s 2017-2018 season. Works studied include Kurt Weill's American jazz-influenced Street Scene and Puccini's classic tragedy Madama Butterfly. Musical and dramatic analysis is illustrated with audio and video excerpts. Recommended for beginners and "operaphiles" alike.

Instructor Bio:

Glenn Winters is in his 15th 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, Deep River: Marian Anderson's Journey 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
A505 Glenn Winters Sept 7, 14, 28 Fr 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Homewood Suites A

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