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Unexpected Journeys: Who are You?

Wednesdays November 2, 9, 30, December 7, 14, 21

7:30-8:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mountain Time

Unexpected Journeys: Who Are You? Join us as we explore unexpected personal journeys that characters face in scenes from major operas, providing a taste of what opera is like and how it works. This six week program is designed for adult learners, but open to participants of all ages. 

Admission fee for this course is $10/class or $30 for all 6 classes*. You are welcome to attend and to pay on a class by class basis.


If you refer a friend who joins us, you each get to attend a class for free! Just make sure your friend lists your name on the registration form. 


 *Financial aid is available to anyone in need, no questions asked. 

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November 2, 2022

Exploring Archetypes in Opera

Led by teaching artists Stephania Romaniuk and Andrea McGaugh, this class will explore archetypes in opera, focusing on works by Claudio Monteverdi and on Leonard Bernstein's Candide.

November 9, 2022

Mary Queen of Scots: The Tragic Queen Archetype Retold Through Music

This class will explore two recounts of Mary Queen of Scots's life, Mary Queen of Scots by Thea Musgrave and Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti. We will explore how music tells retells history with teaching artist Stephania Romaniuk

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November 16, 23 2022

Independent Discovery

We will not meet on November 16th or November 23rd. Students are invited to watch selected operas and answer prompts, which they can turn in for feedback and discussion or keep to themselves.These prompts are free to all registered students. More details to follow.

November 30, 2022

Fairytales in Opera

Led by teaching artists Malinda Wagstaff and Stephania Romaniuk, this class will explore music and whimsy through explorations of Dvorák's Rusalka (The Little Mermaid) and Kyrejka's Lisova Pisnia (a Ukrainian fairytale opera) . 

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December 7, 2022

Contemporary Settings and Contemporary Opera

Led by teaching artist Andrea McGaugh, this class will explore how music and staging change our perceptions of stories old and new through Mozart's Don Giovanni and Johnathan Dove's Flight

December 14, 2022

Fate, Freedom, and Power

Led by teaching artist Stephania Romaniuk, this class explores  William Grant Still's Troubled Island and Verdi's Macbeth

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December 21, 2022

Founders, Movers, and Shakers

This class will explore John Adam's Nixon in China and Douglass Moore's The Ballad of Baby Doe with teaching artist Malinda Wagstaff

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