The Metropolitan Opera Guild


Study Days 

 Study Days are designed to provide a more in-depth discovery of various opera-related topics. Held on a single day with one morning and one afternoon session, the day provides the opportunity to explore the world of opera in tighter focus. Please click on each session to purchase tickets.
Events are held in the Opera Learning Center, on the 6th floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center. 
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Upcoming Study Days:  


Opera in the New Millennium, Part 2, Session 1 and 2    
Saturday, November 3, 10:30AM-12PM & 1-2:30PM    
Presented by Naomi Barrettara and Elspeth Davis   

 Nico Muhly’s highly anticipated opera Marnie receives its U.S. premiere this season at the Met. Muhly stands among a new generation of opera composers who are changing the way the art form is perceived and created. Focusing on works written post-2000, Guild lecturers Naomi Barrettara and Elspeth Davis return to discuss musical styles and theatrical trends that are shaping opera today.   


Religion and Opera, Parts 1 and 2  
Saturday, December 1, 10:30AM-12PM & 1-2:30PM   
Presented by Desirée Mays   

The magnificence of the Te Deum in Tosca; the selfless faith of the nuns in Dialogues des Carmélites; the Miracle of the Virgin in Suor Angelica; Brahma and Indian Hinduism in Les Pêcheurs des Perles—religious themes have been a topic of exploration in opera throughout the art form’s history. Join lecturer Desirée Mays as she discusses the musical and textual treatment of religion in opera.  


Iolanta/Bluebeard's Castle, Parts 1 and 2  
Saturday, January 26, 10:30AM-12PM & 1-2:30PM   
Presented by Harlow Robinson 
With a production aesthetic inspired by cinema of the 1940’s, Mariusz Trelin´ski’s staging of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle is guaranteed to take you on an emotional and psychological journey. Lecturer and Tchaikovsky scholar Harlow Robinson will lead an in-depth exploration of the music and plot of these two operas and the history behind their stories. 




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