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Opera Boot Camp Part Three: The Aeneid

Saturday, March 12, 2022 10:30 AM

Virgil’s Aeneid, perhaps the most famous adaptation of a Greek myth, tells the story of the Trojan war and later Aeneas’s journey to Carthage. The appropriately epic nature of this poem beginning with Troy’s destruction and ending tragically with Dido's suicide has been adapted in a myriad of ways by opera composers. The third lecture will explore some of those operatic adaptations, including: Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (1689), Berlioz's Les Troyens (1863), and Offenbach’s La belle Hélène (1864).

This course has four sessions. To purchase all sessions of Opera Boot Camp: Opera and Greek Drama, please click here.

This session will be held in the Opera Learning Center, located on the 6th Floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center, 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. For questions, please call the LCE Ticket Line at 212-769-7028, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.

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Member Price: $25.00
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