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Wednesday, February 05, 2020 11:00 AM

The final session explores Slavic reactions to Wagner as seen in the operas of Tchaikovsky and Janác?ek. Although Tchaikovsky’s opinions about Wagner vacillated between admiration and revulsion, his The Queen of Spades exhibits several similarities to Wagner’s early operas. Janác?ek was considered the father of minimalism (arguably the opposite of Wagner’s romantic indulgence) and incessantly criticized Wagner’s “unconventional” compositions. Yet Kát’a Kabanová, inspired by Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, exhibits many conventional operatic gestures that are best seen in operas like Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.

This course has four sessions. To purchase all sessions of Wagner Across Borders, 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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