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Study Day: French Grand Opera Part One

Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:30 AM

The father of the grand opera style, Giacomo Meyerbeer, mixed his native German orchestral elements with the established Italian vocal tradition all while presenting at the Paris Opera, renowned for its superior technology. International composers were enticed to offer their grand opera works in Paris as well. Verdi’s Don Carlos, in its original French language, divided into five acts, is a prime example of elements of this genre: The dramatic scenic-focus combines grandeur of French and Spanish history, while asking for political and religious ceremony. Jane Marsh discusses the history of this 19th Century style and the composers and works influenced by it.

This event is part of a two part Study Day. To purchase tickets to the full Study Day: French Grand Opera, 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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