The Metropolitan Opera Guild

 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  

Tickets for the 2017-2018 Season go on sale on Monday, August 7


Saturday, October 7, 10-11:30AM 
Saturday, November 18, 4:30-6PM 
Saturday, December 2, 10-11:30AM 
Saturday, February 3, 10-11:30AM 
Saturday, March 10, 10-11:30AM 
Saturday, April 7, 10-11:30AM 
Saturday, April 14, 10:30 AM - 12 PM & 1 - 2:30PM
Operatic arias can take many different forms and traverse extreme expressions of emotion - from passionate declarations of love and ornamented mad scenes to mournful farewells and painful heartbreak. This two-part score-reading study day is dedicated to exploring the music of some of this season's greatest arias and dramatic moments, covering a variety of styles and composers. Learn more about the history and evolution of aria structures, compositional conventions, interpretive challenges, and styles of singing as we explore highlights from across the Met's 2017-2018 season.
Two-session registration (not available singly) is $50 for the general public and $46 for Guild members. 
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