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Score Reading Crash Course: Les Contes d'Hoffman Workshop ONLY
Explore the basics of reading a score in this Crash Course workshop.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 10:00 AM
Score Reading Crash Course: Les Contes d'Hoffman 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, January 31, 2015 10:00 AM
Unlucky in Love: Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Lecturer Naomi Barrettara discusses the rich dramatic source material as well as the many musical and thematic interpretations of Les Contes d'Hoffmann following Offenbach's death.
Thursday, February 05, 2015 6:00 PM
Musical Chairs: Met Stars in Hollywood
Some of the greatest Met stars lent their talent to the silver screen.
Monday, February 09, 2015 6:00 PM
Don Giovanni: Love is a Battlefield Master Class
For this Valentine's Day workshop, what operatic character could serve better to represent love, romance, and sex than Mozart's Don Giovanni?
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 5:30 PM
Score Reading Crash Course: Don Giovanni Workshop ONLY
Explore the basics of reading a score in this Crash Course workshop.
Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00 AM
Score Reading Crash Course: Don Giovanni 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 21, 2015 10:00 AM
Offenbach's German Influence: From Operetta to French Opera
This first session will feature Michelle Pretto, soprano, and Matthew Tuell, tenor, with pianist John Kolody in selections from Offenbach operas.
Thursday, February 26, 2015 2:00 PM
A Shimmering La Donna del Lago
Desirée Mays discusses the development of the composer's musical style in this bel canto gem and introduces director Paul Curran's new Met production.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 6:00 PM
Seduction and Obsession in Carmen
Considered scandalous at the time of its premiere, Bizet's opera of the fiery gypsy and her ill-fated lover continues to fascinate.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 6:00 PM
Verdi and the French Grand Opera Style
Featuring Mithra Mastrpierro, soprano, and Chad Armstrong, baritone, with pianist Anthony Manoli in selections from Verdi and Rossini operas.
Thursday, March 05, 2015 2:00 PM
French Realism: Carmen & the Verismo Style
Featuring Kimberly Sogioka, mezzo-soprano, and Won Whi Choi, tenor, with pianist Mitchell Cirker in selections from Bizet's Carmen.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 2:00 PM
Opera Boot Camp: The Reality of Opera
Explore some of the less visible factors that influenced the creative decisions of composers across different operatic genres.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 11:00 AM
Opera Boot Camp: Crossing Boundaries
This session examines the division of labor between composer and librettist and the process of bringing the finished work to the stage.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 2:00 PM
Love vs. Money: The Story of Manon
Join Dr. Jeffery Langford as he considers this tragic story of a young girl who longs for love but is corrupted by wealth and luxury.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 6:00 PM
Musical Chairs: Jane Eaglen
The English soprano is one of the leading Wagner singers of our time.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 6:00 PM
Parisian Belle Époque: The Enduring Charm of Massenet
Featuring Tracy Chang, soprano, and Sara Petrocelli, mezzo-soprano, with pianist David Holkeboer in selections from Massenet operas.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 2:00 PM
Opera Boot Camp: Interpretation & Adaptation across the Ages
Take a closer look at set designs, changes in technology, and other forces that transformed the way opera was produced, adapted, and reinterpreted throughout history.
Saturday, March 21, 2015 11:00 AM
Opera Boot Camp: Composing and Conducting
Join us for a discussion of how the musical factors of dynamics, tempi, and articulation shape an interpretation to create an emotionally resonant performance.
Saturday, March 21, 2015 2:00 PM
Opera News presents The Singers' Studio: Angela Meade
Opera News Editor-in-Chief F. Paul Driscoll sits down with Angela Meade to discuss her current and upcoming roles.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 6:00 PM
The Voices of Ernani
Naomi Barrettara explores Verdi's innovative compositional style and dramatic structure that made Ernani the most successful opera of the composer's early career.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:00 PM
Score Reading Crash Course: Lucia di Lammermoor 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 28, 2015 10:00 AM
Score Reading Crash Course: Lucia di Lammermoor Workshop ONLY
Explore the basics of reading a score in this Crash Course workshop.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:00 AM
Opera News presents A Master Class and Conversation with Plácido Domingo
Mr. Domingo joins in a discussion with Opera News Editor-in-Chief F. Paul Driscoll and leads young singers in a master class.
Sunday, March 29, 2015 4:00 PM
Verdi's Grand Opera: Don Carlo
John J. H. Muller covers the history of this much-revised opera and explores the musical riches of Verdi's sophisticated score.
Monday, April 06, 2015 5:30 PM
Opera News presents The Singers' Studio: Simon Keenlyside
Simon Keenlyside joins Opera News Online Editor Adam Wasserman to discuss his celebrated career in music.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 6:00 PM
Score Reading Crash Course: Ernani Workshop ONLY
Explore the basics of reading a score in this Crash Course workshop.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 5:00 PM
Score Reading Crash Course: Ernani 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, April 11, 2015 5:00 PM
The Power of Love: Aida
Egyptian-born Nimet Habachy will explore the role of Aida in the musical and political forum.
Monday, April 13, 2015 6:00 PM
Verismo Duo: Cavalleria Rusticana/ Pagliacci
Join us as William Berger examines the musical and thematic elements of the Cav/Pag double bill.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:00 PM
Strong and True: The Women of Verdi
Explore dazzling performances of Verdi's demanding and dramatic vocal writing.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 11:00 AM
The Languages of Opera
Operas have been written in many languages from around the world. But what if a singer has to perform in a language not his own? Join us for a talk with members of the Met staff as they discuss the challenges and rewards of preparing singers during a performance.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:30 PM
Irresistible Heroines: The Women of Puccini
Puccini's female characters are some of the most endearing and beloved in all of opera.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 11:00 AM
Becoming the Character
An opera's story is told in music, movement, and staging—but how are singers physically transformed into the characters they play? Join us as we talk with the Met's wig and make-up artists.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 5:30 PM
Musical Chairs: Diana Soviero
Met audiences first got to hear this lyric soprano as Gounod's Juliette, but it would be her interpretations of the verismo repertoire that would become her Met calling cards
Monday, April 27, 2015 6:00 PM
A Love Denied: Un Ballo in Maschera
Dr. Jeffrey Langford brings his expertise of Italian and Romantic opera to an exploration of Verdi's lush musical landscape and the censorship that shaped the creation of Un Ballo in Maschera.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:00 PM
Romance Personified: The Women of Massenet
Massenet fills the vocal lines of his leading female characters with complex, elegant, and luscious music.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 11:00 AM
Lyricism and Innovation: The Women of Strauss
Strauss excelled in both the romantic, melodic style of the past and in modern experimentation and harmony.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 11:00 AM
Opera on the Airwaves: Insights from the Radio Team
Mr. Berger, a member of the broadcast team, brings his colleagues to the Guild for a lively discussion of the popular radio programs, exploring how broadcasters prepare in advance and how they make the performances come alive for listeners around the world.
Thursday, May 07, 2015 5:30 PM
The Conductor's Point of View - Conductor and the Singer
Maestro Gary Thor Wedow returns to continue the discussion of the conductor's point of view in this two-part series.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 2:00 PM
Lights! Camera! Action!—Opera on the Big Screen
Live in HD producers join us to discuss the complex preparations and technical processes involved in bringing an opera performance to screens around the world in real time, and to look at the artistic and musical considerations that guide their decisions.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 5:30 PM
The Conductor's Point of View - Conductor and the Orchestra
Maestro Gary Thor Wedow returns to continue the discussion of the conductor's point of view in this two-part series.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 2:00 PM
Wagner: Beyond the Ring - Influence of the Italian School
Join Jane Marsh as she dives into the ins and outs of Wagner's compositional and philosophical transitions, as well as the multi-layered accomplishments of his life.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 2:00 PM
Wagner: Beyond the Ring - Innovations in Musical Drama
Join Jane Marsh as she dives into the ins and outs of Wagner's compositional and philosophical transitions, as well as the multi-layered accomplishments of his life.
Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:00 PM
The Musical Language of Magic and Enchantment: Witches, Sorcery, and Devils
Join us as we explore how different composers crafted the musical language of opera's favorite fantastical locations, magical events, and supernatural beings!
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 2:00 PM
The Musical Language of Magic and Enchantment: Mythological Creatures and Supernatural Beings
Join us as we explore how different composers crafted the musical language of opera's favorite fantastical locations, magical events, and supernatural beings!
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 2:00 PM
Unknown Masterworks - Cendrillon
In this first installment of our Unknown Masterworks series, Director of School Programs and Community Engagement Stuart Holt explores this piece and a score that is as appealing and dreamily expressive as anything Massenet ever composed.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:00 PM
Unknown Masterworks - Zeitoper: Hindemith, Krenek, & Weill in the Weimar Era
In the second installment of our Unknown Masterworks series, Guild Lecturer Naomi Barrettara will explore the historical and musical elements of Zeitoper’s most interesting and enduring works, including Hindemith’s Neues vom Tage, Cardillac, and Krenek’s Johnny Spielt Auf.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 2:00 PM
Unknown Masterworks - Tchaikovsky: Orleanskaya Deva (Joan of Arc)
In the final installment of our Unknown Masterworks series, Guild Lecturer Jane Marsh explores the three literary sources, predominately Schiller’s “Maid of Orleans,” that Tchaikovsky documents in this legendary story with plush choruses and extraordinarily beautiful solo writing.
Thursday, June 18, 2015 2:00 PM
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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Iolanta/Bluebeard
7:30 PM
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Friday, January 30, 2015
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
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Sunday, February 01, 2015
Backstage Tour
10:30 AM
Backstage Tour
1:30 PM
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Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Iolanta/Bluebeard
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
At the Met: Don Giovanni
7:30 PM
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Friday, February 06, 2015
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Carmen
7:30 PM
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Saturday, February 07, 2015
At the Met: Don Giovanni
12:30 PM
At the Met: Iolanta/Bluebeard
8:00 PM