The Metropolitan Opera Guild

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Score Reading Crash Course: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Workshop Only
Explore the basics of reading a score through this Crash Course workshop.
Saturday, February 06, 2016 10:00 AM
Score Reading Crash Course: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Workshop and Score Desk Ticket
Explore the basics of reading a score through this Crash Course workshop and corresponding Score-Desk ticket to a performance at the opera house.
Saturday, February 06, 2016 10:00 AM
*POSTPONED* Opera News presents The Singers' Studio: Roberto Alagna
Opera News Editor-in-Chief F. Paul Driscoll joins tenor Roberto Alagna in conversation.
Monday, February 08, 2016 6:00 PM
Verismo Study Day Part One *Rescheduled Date*
Join William Berger as he discusses the defining elements of the verismo style and its lasting popularity.
Saturday, February 13, 2016 11:00 AM
Verismo Study Day Part Two *Rescheduled Date*
Join William Berger as he discusses the defining elements of the verismo style and its lasting popularity.
Saturday, February 13, 2016 2:00 PM
Score Reading: Great Arias
This two-part score-reading study day is dedicated to exploring the music of some of this season’s greatest arias, covering a variety of styles, forms, and composers.
Saturday, February 20, 2016 11:00 AM
Musical Chairs: Lucine Amara
Lucine Amara joins Executive Director, Public Programs, Paul Gruber, to discuss her legendary career.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:00 PM
Tudor Queens: Anna Bolena
Jane Marsh discusses Donizetti’s seven-year trajectory through the completion of Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, and Roberto Devereux, and how it affected his approach to creating these showpiece solos for his heroines.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 5:30 PM
Bel Canto Study Day: Donizetti - Part One
In this two-part study day, Jane Marsh offers in-depth insight into Donizetti’s most enduringly popular comic operas, L’Elisir d’Amore and Don Pasquale, as well as the significance of both works in the composer’s creative output and the bel canto period in general.
Saturday, February 27, 2016 11:00 AM
Bel Canto Study Day: Donizetti - Part Two
In this two-part study day, Jane Marsh offers in-depth insight into Donizetti’s most enduringly popular comic operas, L’Elisir d’Amore and Don Pasquale, as well as the significance of both works in the composer’s creative output and the bel canto period in general.
Saturday, February 27, 2016 2:00 PM
Desperate Passion in Manon Lescaut
Join Nimet Habachy as she examines the motivations of the complex title character and her tragic fate.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 6:00 PM
Tudor Queens: Maria Stuarda
Jane Marsh discusses Donizetti’s seven-year trajectory through the completion of Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, and Roberto Devereux, and how it affected his approach to creating these showpiece solos for his heroines.
Thursday, March 03, 2016 5:30 PM
Opera News presents The Singers' Studio: Javier Camarena
Tenor Javier Camarena discusses his fastpaced career with Opera News Senior Editor Louise T. Guinther.
Monday, March 07, 2016 6:00 PM
Tudor Queens: Roberto Devereux
Jane Marsh discusses Donizetti’s seven-year trajectory through the completion of Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, and Roberto Devereux, and how it affected his approach to creating these showpiece solos for his heroines.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 5:30 PM
Score Reading Crash Course: Don Pasquale Workshop Only
Explore the basics of reading a score through this Crash Course workshop.
Saturday, March 12, 2016 10:00 AM
Score Reading Crash Course: Don Pasquale Workshop and Score Desk Ticket
Explore the basics of reading a score through this Crash Course workshop and corresponding Score-Desk ticket to a performance at the opera house.
Saturday, March 12, 2016 10:00 AM
The Art of Comedy: A Master Class on Comic Scenes
Stage director and teacher Jay Lesenger leads this master class on the challenges and subtleties of making audiences laugh and helps young singers work toward mastering their comedic skills.
Sunday, March 20, 2016 4:00 PM
Tudor History: Roberto Devereux
Desirée Mays discusses the complex relationships of the central characters of this opera.
Monday, March 28, 2016 6:00 PM
The Tragedy of Madama Butterfly
Join Desirée Mays as she investigates the source material that inspired the composer and his librettists.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:00 PM
Musical Exoticism Part 1: What Is Exoticism?
This introductory lecture will investigate various ways of looking at exoticism and how these approaches can be applied to opera. It will also provide a survey of the elements, techniques, and tropes associated with exoticism in western music.
Saturday, April 02, 2016 11:00 AM
Musical Exoticism Part 2: Mozart and the alla turca Style
In this session, we will explore the history and evolution of the “Turkish style” that Mozart tapped into and its prevalence in 18th-century Vienna.
Saturday, April 02, 2016 2:00 PM
Love and Politics in Simon Boccanegra
Join John J. H. Muller as he explores how this opera—seen this season with James Levine conducting Plácido Domingo in the title role—evolved over time.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 6:00 PM
Musical Exoticism Part 3: Bizet and the Allure of the Uknown
This session will examine the allure of the unknown in 19th-century Paris, specifically focusing on Bizet’s choice of locales and his depiction of foreign lands and cultures in rich musical tapestries that weave together French romanticism and local color.
Saturday, April 09, 2016 11:00 AM
Musical Exoticism Part 4: Puccini and the Far East
In this last lecture of the series, we will investigate the fascinating history behind the compositional process in Turandot and Madama Butterfly.
Saturday, April 09, 2016 2:00 PM
Divas and Dinner: From Rome to Paris
In this session, we’ll delve into the Roman cuisine of Tosca and explore the rise of the café and restaurant scene in bohemian Paris, with notes on the real-life Café Momus, the setting of the second act of La Bohème.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 5:30 PM
Elektra: Myth and Vengeance
William Berger examines this landmark work, which incorporates an extraordinary range of musical expression, reflecting the heightened emotions of its mythological characters.
Monday, April 18, 2016 6:00 PM
Divas and Dinner: The Cuisine of Venice and the Mediterranean
This session takes us to the settings of Verdi’s Otello and Simon Boccanegra, traveling from the spice-rich world of Venice to Cyprus and back to Genoa.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 5:30 PM
Memories from the Golden Horseshoe Part 1
Met broadcast commentator Ira Siff takes us on a tour of his first years of opera-going during the five final seasons at the old Met on Broadway and 39th Street, from 1961 to 1966.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11:00 AM
Divas and Dinner: Dining with the Queen
In this final session, we will discuss the feasts and ceremonial dinners—as well as the more quotidian fare—of the Tudor era, which provides the setting of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, and Roberto Devereux
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 5:30 PM
Memories from the Golden Horseshoe Part 2
Met broadcast commentator Ira Siff takes us on a tour of his first years of opera-going during the five final seasons at the old Met on Broadway and 39th Street, from 1961 to 1966.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 11:00 AM
Mozart and Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Join lecturer Naomi Barrettara as she examines the many historical and musical layers of the opera that marks an important turning point in the composer’s life and output.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 PM
Opera News presents The Singers' Studio: Bryan Hymel
Tenor Bryan Hymel sits down for a talk with Opera News Digital Editor Adam Wasserman.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 6:00 PM
Innovation, Competition, and Comparison: A Mozart-Salieri Showcase
Contrasting their innovative works and styles, Jane Marsh showcases three singers in excerpts from both composers’ operas, including those featured in the Met’s 2015–16 Mozart repertoire.
Sunday, May 01, 2016 4:00 PM
Memories from the Golden Horseshoe Part 3
Met broadcast commentator Ira Siff takes us on a tour of his first years of opera-going during the five final seasons at the old Met on Broadway and 39th Street, from 1961 to 1966.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 11:00 AM
Musical Chairs: Jessye Norman
One of the world’s most celebrated singers, Jessye Norman has conquered a repertory that includes the operas of Strauss, Wagner, Berlioz, Poulenc, Stravinsky and Schoenberg, as well as a vast variety of songs. In this event she joins Executive Director, Public Programs, Paul Gruber, to discuss her extensive career.
Thursday, May 05, 2016 6:00 PM
Musical Chairs: Jane Marsh 50th Anniversary Celebration
The first singer to win the Gold Medal at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Competition, Jane Marsh has performed in many of the leading opera houses around the world and appeared on numerous recordings as well as TV and radio shows.
Sunday, May 15, 2016 4:00 PM
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Friday, February 05, 2016
At the Met: Maria Stuarda
7:30 PM
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Sunday, February 07, 2016
Backstage Tour
10:30 AM
Backstage Tour
1:30 PM
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Tuesday, February 09, 2016
At the Met: Il Trovatore
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
7:30 PM
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Maria Stuarda
8:00 PM
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Friday, February 12, 2016
At the Met: Manon Lescaut
8:00 PM
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Monday, February 15, 2016
At the Met: Manon Lescaut
8:00 PM
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
At the Met: Maria Stuarda
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
7:30 PM
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Thursday, February 18, 2016
At the Met: Manon Lescaut
8:00 PM
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Friday, February 19, 2016
At the Met: Madama Butterfly
7:30 PM
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Sunday, February 21, 2016
Backstage Tour
10:30 AM
Backstage Tour
1:30 PM
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Monday, February 22, 2016
At the Met: Madama Butterfly
8:00 PM
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016
At the Met: Manon Lescaut
7:30 PM
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Thursday, February 25, 2016
Tudor Queens: Anna Bolena
5:30 PM
At the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro
7:30 PM
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Friday, February 26, 2016
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
8:00 PM
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Monday, February 29, 2016
At the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro
7:30 PM
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Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Desperate Passion in Manon Lescaut
6:00 PM
At the Met: Manon Lescaut
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Madama Butterfly
7:30 PM
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Thursday, March 03, 2016
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
Tudor Queens: Maria Stuarda
5:30 PM
At the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro
7:30 PM
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Friday, March 04, 2016
At the Met: Don Pasquale
7:30 PM
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Saturday, March 05, 2016
At the Met: Manon Lescaut
1:00 PM
At the Met: Madama Butterfly
8:30 PM
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Sunday, March 06, 2016
GIANT: Tribute to Jon Vickers
7:00 PM
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Tuesday, March 08, 2016
At the Met: Manon Lescaut
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Don Pasquale
7:30 PM
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Tudor Queens: Roberto Devereux
5:30 PM
At the Met: L'Elisir d'Amore
7:30 PM
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Friday, March 11, 2016
At the Met: Manon Lescaut
8:00 PM
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