The Metropolitan Opera Guild

Opera Boot Camp 

 
 One of the Guild's most popular learning events, Opera Boot Camp offers newcomers and seasoned operagoers alike a friendly, entertaining, and enlightening introductory exploration through various elements of the art form. Each Opera Boot Camp is structured in four sessions, spread over two consecutive Saturdays. 
 
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, September 16 & 23, 10:30AM-12PM & 1-2:30PM  
Presented by Naomi Barrettara 
Words like spinto, fach, coloratura, and tessitura are all regularly used to describe the types of voices we hear in the opera repertoire, but what do these words mean in relation to singing? What are operatic voice types, and what is the difference between them? In this four-part course, resident Opera Boot Camp instructor Naomi Barrettara will address these questions and more as she guides the audience through an exploration of operatic voice types, highlighting singers of the past and present and discussing how their voices fit into (or, in some cases, defy) established vocal categorizations.
 

 

Saturdays, March 17 & 24, 10:30AM-12PM & 1-2:30PM  
Presented by Naomi Barrettara 
Are you curious about the difference between violins and violas, or oboes and English horns? Have you ever wondered how Met Orchestra musicians prepare for performances or why the percussionists rehearse in a different way than the flautists? Back by popular demand, Opera Boot Camp once again turns its attention to the orchestra! Enrich your knowledge of orchestral instruments, gain insights into the history and mechanics of those instruments, and explore how orchestras evolved over time. Learn to listen to the orchestra in a new way as the Guild's resident Opera Boot Camp lecturer Naomi Barrettara guides you through this four-session course, accompanied by audio and video clips, and live demonstrations with guest musicians from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
 

 

Tickets for the 2017-18 Season go on sale on Monday, August 7! 

  

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Saturday, February 24, 2018
At the Met: La Boheme
12:30 PM
At the Met: Semiramide
8:00 PM
25
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Backstage Tours
10:30 AM
Backstage Tours
1:30 PM
26
Monday, February 26, 2018
At the Met: Madama Butterfly
7:30 PM
27
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
At the Met: Parsifal
6:00 PM
28
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
Bel Canto Fireworks: Rossini's Semiramide
6:00 PM
At the Met: Semiramide
7:30 PM
1
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Elektra
8:00 PM
2
Friday, March 02, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: La Boheme
8:00 PM
3
Saturday, March 03, 2018
At the Met: Madama Butterfly
1:00 PM
At the Met: Semiramide
8:00 PM
4
Sunday, March 04, 2018
Backstage Tours
10:30 AM
Backstage Tours
1:30 PM
5
Monday, March 05, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
Obsession and Revenge in Elektra
6:00 PM
At the Met: Elektra
7:30 PM
6
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
In Studio: Ermonela Jaho
6:00 PM
At the Met: Semiramide
7:30 PM
7
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: La Boheme
7:30 PM
8
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Madama Butterfly
7:30 PM
9
Friday, March 09, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Elektra
8:00 PM
10
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Score Reading: Semiramide
10:00 AM
Score Reading: Semiramide
10:00 AM
At the Met: Semiramide
1:00 PM
At the Met: La Boheme
8:30 PM