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Opera in the New Millennium, Part I

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:30 AM

Presented by Naomi Barrettara and Elspeth Davis
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

From Monteverdi to Muhly, opera has been an important form of cultural expression and an agent of change for centuries. Thomas Adès The Exterminating Angel is one of the most dramatically thrilling operas to premier in the last two decades; however, it's not the only one. Focusing on works written post-2000, Guild lecturers Naomi Barrettara and Elspeth Davis will discuss musical styles and theatrical trends that are shaping opera today.

Learning to Listen
Using The Exterminating Angel as a point of departure, this session will explore works by George Benjamin, David T. Little, Kevin Puts, Missy Mazzoli, and others. Naomi and Elspeth examine historical trends that influence opera today, as well as the exciting, beautiful, and sometimes provocative operas that are making waves.

Please note that Student pricing is available to full-time students with valid identification.

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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