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Opera Boot Camp Part Four: Electra

Saturday, March 12, 2022 1:00 PM

In lecture four, we’ll conclude our journey of Greek drama after the Trojan War with arguably the most violent and bloodthirsty of Greek myths, the saga of Agamemnon. We will begin by returning to Gluck, looking at his Iphigénie en Tauride (1779), one of the many operas he wrote for the French stage after his career in Italy. Then, we will discuss one of operas most powerful, beautiful, and disturbing musical adaptations, Strauss’s Elektra (1909). Finally, we will explore our only Greek tragedy-turned-opera sung in Greek and composed by a Greek composer, Mikis Theodorakis’s Electra (1995).

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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