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Courses of Study 

 

Like our Study Days, courses allow for a more detailed examination of selected areas of opera performance, style, and substance. Courses take place over a sequential multi-week period as our lecturers guide audiences through the exploration of a particular subject. To purchase a full course package, click on the course title. To purchase individual sessions, click on the session date.

 
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:  

 

Flavors of Puccini   

Wednesdays, October 31, November 7 & 142–3:30PM 

Presented by Jane Marsh  Flavors of Puccini, led by Jane Marsh, will take you on a tour of some of Puccini’s most iconic works. From the California Gold Rush of 1849 to the European locales of Il Trittico—with a stop in Tosca’s Rome along the way—this course, which features 11 singers, will take audiences through the vivid settings that inspired some of Puccini’s most compelling masterpieces.    

Full course registration: $72 public | $60 Guild members and students   

Individual session registration: $25 public | $22 Guild members and students  

  

  

Tuesdays January 22, 29, February 5 & 12, 2-3:30PM      
Presented by Matthew Timmermans  

Undeniably the largest and most ambitious creation in the operatic repertoire, Wagner’s Ring cycle demands more from its singers than any other work. Since the end of the 19th century, performers have surmounted these demands in a variety of different ways. In this four-part series, lecturer Matthew Timmermans will explore the different ways opera singers across multiple generations have performed the Ring throughout the past century.    

Full course registration: $96 public | $80 Guild members and students   

Individual session registration: $25 public | $22 Guild members and students  

  

Wednesdays, April 17 & 24, May 8, 11AM-12:30PM    
Presented by Ira Siff     
The Met’s 2018–19 season features some of opera’s most notorious villains and the unfortunate characters who suffer at their hands. Willful victimization is a consistent theme in operatic repertoire and provides some of the art form’s most iconic moments. Audiences have long been enthralled by the lustful Scarpia’s deadly pursuit of Tosca, Dalila’s seductive undoing of Samson, and Turandot’s callous torture of Liù. In this three-part course, Metropolitan Opera Radio commentator Ira Siff leads us on a musical journey through the hearts, minds, and music of the doers of dastardly operatic deeds.  

Full course registration: $72 public | $60 Guild members and students  

Individual session registration: $25 public | $22 Guild members and students 

  


 
 

  

 

 

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Score Desk: La Boheme
8:00 PM
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Friday, December 14, 2018
At the Met: Score Desk: Otello
8:00 PM
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Sunday, December 16, 2018
Backstage Tours
10:30 AM
Backstage Tours
1:30 PM
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Monday, December 17, 2018
At the Met: Score Desk: Otello
7:30 PM
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Score Desk: La Traviata
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
At the Met: Score Desk: The Magic Flute
7:30 PM
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Friday, December 21, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Score Desk: Otello
8:00 PM
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Sunday, December 23, 2018
Backstage Tours
10:30 AM
Backstage Tours
1:30 PM
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Monday, December 24, 2018
At the Met: Score Desk: The Magic Flute
7:00 PM
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Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Score Desk: La Traviata
7:30 PM
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Thursday, December 27, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Score Desk: The Magic Flute
7:30 PM
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Friday, December 28, 2018
At the Met: Score Desk: Otello
7:30 PM
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Sunday, December 30, 2018
Backstage Tours
10:30 AM
Backstage Tours
1:30 PM
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Monday, December 31, 2018
At the Met: Score Desk: Adriana Lecouvreur
6:00 PM
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Tuesday, January 01, 2019
At the Met: Score Desk: The Magic Flute
3:30 PM
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Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Score Desk: Otello
7:30 PM
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Thursday, January 03, 2019
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Score Desk: The Magic Flute
7:30 PM
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Friday, January 04, 2019
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Score Desk: Adriana Lecouvreur
7:30 PM
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