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OPERA HISTORY COURSE

As a part of Eastern Opera’s commitment to adult education, we offer a course covering 400 years of Opera beginning with Jacopo Perri’s Euridice in 1600.  It’s an inexpensive, enjoyable way to learn about this dynamic art form in the company of other interested adults.

Course content includes the development and changes in the choice of opera subjects, the use of poetry and dialogue in the libretto, styles of musical composition, evolution of the opera orchestra, and changes in performance practice period by period.

In addition to our annual opera history course, he moderates commentary at our Introduction to Opera series – a 45-minute discussion before each main stage performance.

Total fee for the six course series is $100.  Classes are informal, and questions are welcomed.

This class is currently unavailable.  We will let you know when it will resume.  In the meantime, please sign up to receive our newsletter.