Thursday, May 03, 2012 2:00 PM
Presented by Fred Plotkin
Part of the From Here to Eternity: Life, Love, and Immortality in Opera series
Time takes different shapes in opera — whether it stops altogether or extends to eternity. Couples fall in love in the blink of an eye; heroes die with excruciating slowness. In opera, time and emotion are often connected.
Fred Plotkin discusses this fascinating relationship in some of the most popular works in the repertoire.
In Fidelio, his only opera, Beethoven dramatized the love between a husband and a wife under the most difficult of circumstances. Take a closer look at the powerful connections between love and music in this dramatic masterpiece.
If you would like to purchase the entire From Here to Eternity course, please click here or visit the "Courses" tab on the Lectures and More page.
Please note that the Metropolitan Opera and the Met Opera Guild offer Student pricing to full-time undergraduate and graduate students with valid student identification.
This event will be held in the Metropolitan Opera Guild Opera Learning Center located on the 6th floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose building at Lincoln Center. For questions, please call the LCP Ticket Line at 212-769-7028, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.