The Metropolitan Opera Guild

Courses of Study 

 These multiple-part courses give you a chance to take an in-depth look at specific operatic topics related to the Met's 2017-2018 season. Click on each course title to find out more about its individual sessions. 
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: 
Thursdays November 2, 9, & 16, 2-3:30PM  
Presented by Jane Marsh 
Trouser roles, or "pants roles," is a theatrical term referring to the portrayal of a male character by a female performer. The trouser role is one of the great eccentricities of opera - but also one of the most intriguing. In this three-week course, Jane Marsh showcases three singers while discussing the diversity of trouser roles presented in the Met's 2017-18 season.


Wednesdays, April 18 & 25, May 2, 11AM-12:30PM  
Presented by Ira Siff 
Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti. Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano. Plácido Domingo and Mirella Freni. Renata Tebaldi and Mario del Monaco. Each were consummate musicians in their own right, but when they performed together, the combined force of their star power was electric. Dynamic duos are what operatic legends are made of, leaving audiences breathless, in tears, and entranced with their musical and dramatic chemistry. But what stories are behind some of these great partnerships? What were the secret musical ingredients that combined with such legenday success? In this three-part series, Met radio commentator Ira Siff takes us on a musical journey with some of the power duos of opera to discover how they created the special connections that kept audiences wanting more.


Tickets for the 2017-18 Season go on sale on Monday, August 7! 
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August 2017>
Friday, August 25, 2017
HD Lecture: The Magic Flute
5:30 PM
Saturday, August 26, 2017
HD Lecture: Rigletto
5:30 PM
Sunday, August 27, 2017
HD Lecture: Il Barbiere
5:30 PM
Monday, August 28, 2017
HD Lecture: L'Amour de Loin
5:30 PM
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
HD Lecture: Manon Lescaut
5:30 PM
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
HD Lecture: Roberto Devereux
5:30 PM
Thursday, August 31, 2017
HD Lecture:Tristan und Isolde1
5:30 PM
Friday, September 01, 2017
HD Lecture:Tristan und Isolde2
5:30 PM
Saturday, September 02, 2017
HD Lecture: Eugene Onegin
5:30 PM
Sunday, September 03, 2017
HD Lecture: Nabucco
5:30 PM
Monday, September 04, 2017
HD Lecture: La Traviata
5:30 PM