Score Reading Crash Courses
Explore the basics of reading an opera score in these casual, small-group sessions. Crash Courses delve into the musical highlights of the featured opera, giving beginning and intermediate readers the tools to explore the intricate workings of a score and experience a new way of listening to opera. Learn more about how a composer tells a story in music creation. Add a score-desk seat to the following performance at the Met and turn your study into a full day of learning, listening, and experiencing opera.
All classes take place before a corresponding performance for each featured opera, and annotated piano-vocal scores are provided as part of the class ticket price. Beginner-level ability to read music is recommended.
Events are held in the Opera Learning Center, on the 6th floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center.
Tickets $35 for class and materials only / $40 with added score desk seat for the following performance
SAT DEC 3 10-11:30 AM
SAT JAN 21 10-11:30 AM
SAT MAR 25 10-11:30 AM
SAT APR 22 10-11:30 AM
SAT FEB 25 11 AM-12:30 PM & 2-3:30 PM
Arias in opera can take many different shapes—from dramatic declarations of love to ornamented mad scenes to mournful farewells and laments. This two-part score-reading study day is dedicated to exploring the music of some of this season's greatest arias covering a variety of styles, forms, and composers. Learn more about the history and evolution of aria structure, musical conventions, and types of singing as we traverse the 2016-2017 Met repertoire.
Two-session registration (not available singly) is $50 for the general public and $46 for Guild members.