Unexpected Journeys

Wednesdays March 23rd-April 27th 2022

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

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. We will explore themes included but not limited to resilience, connection, faith, guardianship, loneliness, humor and love. 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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March 23rd

Opera's Origins in Song

Led by teaching artist Stephania Romaniuk, this class will explore the human instinct to sing, act, and listen, as channelled through the dawn of opera and early operas including Jacopo Peri's "Euridice."

March 30th

Unexpected Transformation

Led by teaching artists Stephania Romaniuk and Malinda Wagstaff, this class will explore Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Daniel Catán's Florenzia en el Amazonas

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April 6th

Fairytales and Childhood

Led by teaching artists Francesca Lionetta and Malinda Wagstaff, this class will explore Rachel Portman's The Little Prince and Massenet's Cendrillon

April 13th

Sisterhood and Faith

Led by teaching artist Malinda Wagstaff, this class explores Puccini's Suor Angelica and Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites

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April 20th

The Unpredictable Journeys of Love

Led by teaching artist Malinda Wagstaff, this class will explore Ethel Smyth's The Wreckers, Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes, and Kaija Saariaho's L'amour de loin

April 27th

What Resilience Teaches Us

Led by teaching artist Stephania Romaniuk, this class will explore Kurt Weill's Street Scene and Terrance Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones

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