Opera for the Curious

Facilitator:        Jane Haycraft, haycraft@gmail.com Dates:               Tuesdays, April 3—May 8 2018 (6 weeks)
Time:                1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Love, Passion, Betrayal and More! Though it’s not Game of Thrones, it could be! Opera Fort Collins invites you to join us for Opera for the Curious. With the use of media samples, live performances and knowledgeable guest presenters we will bring to life this resilient art form. Your role is to absorb all we have to share and ask questions along the way.

Week 1- It’s a Hit!- Introduction to the influences and creators of Opera.

Week 2- The Olympians of Singing- Exploration of the science and history of the operatic sound that singers spend years developing.

Week 3- Themes and Schemes- Exploration of the classical themes including Shakespeare’s settings.

Session 4- On the Lighter Side- Exploration of comedy in Opera.

Week 5- Star Crossed Lovers-Exploration of the passion and tragedy of opera.

Week 6- East Meets West a Festival May 30-June2

We will share highlights of the Festival offerings to include the Festival Overture, folk opera, The Thunder of Horses, East Meets West concert and on the mainstage, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

Course participants will be offered a group discount to attend all the festival events.