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HD Festival: Funny Face

Friday, August 23, 2019 5:30 PM
HD Festival : Aida

Saturday, August 24, 2019 5:30 PM
HD Festival: Carmen

Sunday, August 25, 2019 5:30 PM
HD Festival: Das Rheingold

Monday, August 26, 2019 5:30 PM
HD Festival: Dialogues des Carmelites

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:30 PM
HD Festival: Samson et Dalila

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:30 PM
HD Festival: Cendrillon

Thursday, August 29, 2019 5:30 PM
HD Festival: La Fanciulla del West

Friday, August 30, 2019 5:30 PM
HD Festival: La Fille du Regiment

Saturday, August 31, 2019 5:30 PM
HD Festival: Luisa Miller

Sunday, September 01, 2019 5:30 PM
HD Festival: Adriana Lecouvreur

Monday, September 02, 2019 5:30 PM
Toil and Trouble: The Price of Ambition in Verdi’s Macbeth

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:00 PM
Part 1: Opera History Survey and Musical Terminology (1600-1850)

Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:30 AM
Part 2: Operatic Voice Types: Sopranos and Mezzo-Sopranos

Saturday, September 28, 2019 1:00 PM
Part 3: Opera History Survey and Musical Terminology (1850-Present)

Saturday, October 05, 2019 10:30 AM
Part 4: Operatic Voice Types: Tenors, Baritones, and Basses

Saturday, October 05, 2019 1:00 PM
Porgy and Bess: An American Tale

Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:00 PM
Week 1: Operatic Innovations and Intimate Muses - Janác?ek’s Kát’a Kabanová

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:30 PM
Master Class: The Art of Ornamentation

Sunday, October 20, 2019 3:00 PM
Week 2: Finding the Lyrical and Dramatic Power of Atonal Opera – Berg’s Wozzeck

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:30 PM
Great Duets: Mozart Duets

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:00 PM
The Deadly Look of Love: Orfeo ed Euridice

Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:00 PM
Manon

Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:00 AM
Week 3: Stylistic Fusions in Mid-1930s America – the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:30 PM
Great Duets: Puccini Duets

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:00 PM
A View from the Podium: A Conversation with Eve Queler

Sunday, November 03, 2019 3:00 PM
Week 4: The Expressive Power of minimalism and New Approaches to Tonality – Phillip Glass’s Akhnaten

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 6:30 PM
Great Duets: Massenet Duets

Wednesday, November 06, 2019 2:00 PM
Orfeo ed Euridice

Saturday, November 09, 2019 10:00 AM
Faith and Power in Akhnaten

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:00 PM
Master Class: Exploring Low Voices – Baritones and Basses

Sunday, November 17, 2019 3:00 PM
German Opera, Part 1

Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:30 AM
German Opera, Part 2

Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:00 PM
Obsession and Greed in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades

Monday, December 02, 2019 6:00 PM
Opera vs. Musicals, Part 1

Saturday, December 07, 2019 10:30 AM
Opera vs. Musicals, Part 2

Saturday, December 07, 2019 1:00 PM
Der Rosenkavalier

Saturday, January 04, 2020 10:00 AM
Master Class: Cosí fan tutte

Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:00 PM
Wagner Across Borders: Germany

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:00 AM
The Depths of Despair: Alban Berg’s Wozzeck

Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:00 PM
Wagner Across Borders: France

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:00 AM
Part 1: Love at First Sight

Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:30 AM
Part 2: Love Triangles and Forbidden Passion

Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:00 PM
Wagner Across Borders: Italy

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 11:00 AM
The Dramatic Legend of Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 6:00 PM
Part 3: Lovers Forsaken, Rejected, and Abandoned

Saturday, February 01, 2020 10:30 AM
Part 4: Lovers Tested, Reunited, and Redeemed

Saturday, February 01, 2020 1:00 PM
Wagner Across Borders: Slavic

Wednesday, February 05, 2020 11:00 AM
Political Ambition and Corruption in Handel’s Agrippina

Thursday, February 06, 2020 6:00 PM
Part 1: A Tribute to Black Men in Opera

Saturday, February 08, 2020 10:30 AM
Part 2: A Tribute to Black Women in Opera

Saturday, February 08, 2020 1:00 PM
Vocal Showcase: A Royal Day at the Opera

Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:00 PM
Agrippina

Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:00 AM
The Power of Love: Der Fliegende Holländer

Monday, March 02, 2020 6:00 PM
Cinderella Re-Imagined: The Enduring Charm of Rossini’s La Cenerentola

Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:00 PM
Der Fliegende Höllander

Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:00 AM
A Masterclass and Conversation with Javier Camarena

Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:00 PM
Werther: From Goethe to Massenet

Monday, March 23, 2020 6:00 PM
Part 1: Basic Terminology and the Evolution of Conducting 1600-1850

Saturday, April 18, 2020 10:30 AM
Part 2: The Evolution of Conducting 1850-Present

Saturday, April 18, 2020 1:00 PM
Magical Mezzos: Part 1

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:00 AM
Grieving Fathers and Lost Children: Simon Boccanegra

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:00 PM
Royal Intrigues, Politics, and Passion in Maria Stuarda

Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:00 PM
Part 3: Legendary Conductors and Their Influence

Saturday, April 25, 2020 10:30 AM
Part 4: Inside the Mind of a Conductor: An Interview and Workshop with Conductor and Composer Victoria Bond

Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:00 PM
Casualties of Love: Kát’a Kabanová

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:00 PM
Magical Mezzos: Part 2

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:00 AM
Magical Mezzos: Part 3

Wednesday, May 06, 2020 11:00 AM
Balanchine at the Met

Sunday, May 10, 2020 3:00 PM
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Friday, August 23, 2019
HD Festival: Funny Face
5:30 PM
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Saturday, August 24, 2019
HD Festival : Aida
5:30 PM
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Sunday, August 25, 2019
HD Festival: Carmen
5:30 PM
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Monday, August 26, 2019
HD Festival: Das Rheingold
5:30 PM
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
HD Festival: Dialogues des Carmelites
5:30 PM
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
HD Festival: Samson et Dalila
5:30 PM
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Thursday, August 29, 2019
HD Festival: Cendrillon
5:30 PM
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Friday, August 30, 2019
HD Festival: La Fanciulla del West
5:30 PM
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Saturday, August 31, 2019
HD Festival: La Fille du Regiment
5:30 PM
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Sunday, September 01, 2019
HD Festival: Luisa Miller
5:30 PM
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Monday, September 02, 2019
HD Festival: Adriana Lecouvreur
5:30 PM
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