The Metropolitan Opera Guild

  

Courses of Study
 
 These multiple-part courses give you a chance to take an in-depth look at specific operatic topics related to the Met's 2016-2017 season. Click on each course title to find out more about its individual sessions. 
 
Events are held in the Opera Learning Center, on the 6th floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center. 
 
Upcoming courses: 
 
Saturdays, February 4 & 11, 11AM-12:30PM & 2-3:30PM (Four Parts) 
Presented by Naomi Barrettara 
The lineup of the Met's 2016-17 season features a variety of operas from the French, Slavic, and Russian romantic repertoire, as well as a contemporary work by a Finnish composer. Join guild lecturer Naomi Barrettara as she explores the lives of these operas' creators as well as the historical background, musical style, and cultural milieu of each work.
 
Thursdays, March 9, 16, & 23, 6-7PM  
Presented by Stuart Holt 
In this series of conversations, the Guild's Director of School Programs and Community Engagement, Stuart Holt, joins Metropolitan Opera musicians, artisans, and administrators for an inside look at the workings of one of the world's major performing arts institutions.
 
Saturday, April 1, 11AM-12:30PM & 2-3:30PM 
Presented by Naomi Barrettara 
The operatic art form is full of musical moments that seem to stop time. But what makes these moments so dramatically and musically affective? How can we begin to describe the unique qualities our favorite singers bring to each role? In this two-part study day, Naomi Barrettara aims to provide an in-depth exploration of these questions for opera enthusiasts and new comers alike.
 
Wednesdays, April 26, May 3, & 10, 11AM-12:30PM  
Presented by Ira Siff 
In this series, Met broadcast commentator Ira Siff will take a close look at memorable performances of the works of Verdi, featuring some of opera's greatest stars, past and present.
 
Thursdays, May 4, 11, & 18, 5:30-7PM  
Presented by Carl Raymond 
Carl Raymond, food historian and opera aficionado return to take another look at the connection between food and opera. Using operas and composers from the 2016-2017 season, he will lead us into the worlds of 18th and 19th century Italy, France, and Spain and their culinary histories. These lectures will include video and audio excerpts and as last year, audience members will be able to take home recipes representative of dishes typical of the periods and that feature in the particular operas discussed.
 
Mondays, May 15 & 22, 2-3:30PM  
Presented by Jane Marsh 
Establishing an opera career is like building a house; one starts at the foundation and designs a personal plan, leading to one’s goals. Sometimes one has to renovate the floorplan of one’s home; this can also be the case with an opera career. Join Jane Marsh in a two part series as she explores the invention and reinvention of several opera careers from the past and present.
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Werther
7:30 PM
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Friday, February 24, 2017
At the Met: La Traviata
7:30 PM
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Saturday, February 25, 2017
Score Reading: Aria Jukebox
11:00 AM
At the Met: Rusalka
1:00 PM
At the Met: I Puritani
8:00 PM
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Sunday, February 26, 2017
Backstage Tour
10:30 AM
Backstage Tour
1:30 PM
Master Class: La Traviata
4:00 PM
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Monday, February 27, 2017
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Werther
7:30 PM
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: I Puritani
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: La Traviata
7:30 PM
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Friday, March 03, 2017
At the Met: Romeo et Juliette
8:00 PM
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Saturday, March 04, 2017
At the Met: Werther
1:00 PM
At the Met: La Traviata
8:00 PM
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Sunday, March 05, 2017
Backstage Tour
10:30 AM
Backstage Tour
1:30 PM
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Monday, March 06, 2017
At the Met: Idomeneo
7:30 PM
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
At the Met: La Traviata
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
Musical Chairs with Thomas Hampson
6:00 PM
At the Met: Romeo et Juliette
7:30 PM
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Friday, March 10, 2017
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Idomeneo
7:30 PM
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Saturday, March 11, 2017
At the Met: La Traviata
1:00 PM
At the Met: Romeo et Juliette
8:00 PM