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Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo guides two singers in an hour-long master class, followed by a 30-minute conversation with OPERA NEWS Editor-in-Chief F. Paul Driscoll. The master class was pre-recorded, and was presented with a LIVE conversation as a webinar on Thursday, April 22 at 7:00-8:30PM Eastern Time.  The recording of the event is now available for participants to enjoy for 72 hours after the date of purchase.


The Guild’s first online gala, Silver Soirée, aired December 3, 2020 and was wildly successful. Due to this success we are excited to present a recording of this event with our Online Learning community! 
Now, you can experience this operatic celebration at home, and on your own time. This event celebrated the 25th anniversaries of the Met debuts of our four honorees: Stephanie Blythe, Christine Goerke, Denyce Graves, and Patricia Racette. 
With appearances from our honorees — as well as from some of opera’s other biggest names — and memorable speeches, musical performances, and video tributes all honoring their spectacular careers. 
Once purchased, this recording will be available to view for 72 hours. The recording itself runs 1 hour 30 minutes in length. 

Lecture: Revenge and Religion in Verdi’s NabuccoWEDNESDAY, JUN 9 at 2:00-3:30PM EDT

In Verdi’s Nabucco, malevolence and jealous revenge find retribution in the character Abigaille-falsely thought daughter of Babylonian King Nabucco-and her relationship with Nabucco. This delays the opera’s upswing to positively exhibit King Nabucco’s solace of the Israelites and their beliefs. Join Jane Marsh in a virtual lecture as she validates the history of this biblical story that was the turning point in Verdi’s career.

Registered participants wil have access to a recording of the webinar for 72 hours.

 REGISTRATION: $35 Public | $25 Met Patrons, Guild members, and students 
WEDNESDAY, JUN 16 at 2:00-3:30PM EDT 
The darkness in adherence to sorcery and worshipping false pagan gods finds corruption in the character Ortrud-daughter of Frisian Pagan King Radbod-in Wagner’s Lohengrin. Join Jane Marsh in a virtual lecture as she explores this manipulative character and untangles the story of this fairytale opera that began Wagner’s journey toward his dream of a total work of art. 
Registered participants wil have access to a recording of the webinar for 72 hours. 


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