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The following library of 30 “Learning” and 29 “Travel-related” webinars are exclusively available to OPERA-IS CLUB members.

Click linked titles below for more details and to watch webinars.

LEARNING WEBINARS

OPERA 201: Introductions to National Styles of Opera

How ITALIAN OPERA developed: A series of 12 short talks

  1. Framework / Introduction
  2. Renaissance And Baroque Opera
  3. The Age Of The Castrati
  4. The Rossini Code
  5. The “Whose Music?” Convention
  6. Exploring Violetta’s Scena
  1. The Evolution of the Love Duet
  2. The Greatest Italian Love Duet?
  3. Verismo – Origins
  4. Verismo Comes to Italy
  5. Verismo – Style
  6. Puccini and the Death of Italian Opera

How GERMAN OPERA developed: A series of 3 one-hour lectures

  • Part 1 – German Opera BEFORE Wagner
  • Part 2 – German Opera – Richard Wagner
  • Part 3 – German Opera AFTER Wagner

Originally presented through CLASSI LEARNING

How CZECH OPERA developed: A series of 3 one-hour lectures

  • Part 1 – Bedřich Smetana (1824 – 1884) and the Czech National Revival
  • Part 2 – Leos Janacek (1854 – 1928) : a unique genius
  • Part 3 – Antonin Dvorak (1841 – 1904) and Bohuslav Martinu (1890 – 1959)

Originally presented through CLASSI LEARNING


OPERA 301: Exploring some key Verdi Roles for Baritones and Tenors

Five Roles for a Verdi Tenor

  1. MANRICO
  2. GUSTAVO
  3. DON CARLOS
  4. RADAMES
  5. OTELLO

Five Roles for a Verdi Baritone

  1. NABUCCO
  2. MACBETH
  3. RIGOLETTO
  4. GERMONT
  5. RODRIGO

Originally presented through CLASSI LEARNING.


OPERA 401: “Rosedale Weekend” Webinars

Delving Deeper: Richard Wagner’s “DIE MEISTERSINGER”

  • Die Meistersinger – Act 1
  • Die Meistersinger – Act 2
  • Die Meistersinger – Act 3 (part 1)
  • Die Meistersinger – Act 3 (part 2)

DESTINATIONS: TRAVEL RELATED WEBINARS

HISTORY and OPERA series

Each group of webinars contains 3 – 5 one-hour lectures.

  • Four weeks in SPAIN (new!) Operas set in…
    • Southern Spain – ANDALUCIA
    • Central Spain – LA MANCHA
    • Northern Spain – the PYRENEES
    • The Spanish EMPIRE
  • Five weeks in PARIS – Operas set in…
    • The ANCIEN REGIME
    • The BOURBON RESTORATION
    • The SECOND EMPIRE
    • The BELLE EPOQUE
    • PARIS since WW1
  • Three weeks in ROME – Operas set in…
    • ANCIENT ROME
    • MEDIEVAL ROME
    • MODERN ROME
  • Three weeks in SCOTLAND – Operas set in…
    • HANDEL and OPERA SERIA in Scotland
    • Sir WALTER SCOTT and 19th c. BEL CANTO
    • SHAKESPEARE and VERDI in Scotland
  • Four weeks in VENICEOperas set in…
    • BYRON and two Doges of Venice
    • BIRTH, LOVE and DEATH in Venice
    • SHAKESPEARE on the Rialto
    • OPERETTAS set in Venice

Originally created in association with CLASSI LEARNING.


TEN OPERATIC QUESTS : In the footsteps of…

10 one-hour lectures just released Spring 2022.

Originally presented to York University’s Glendon College Living and Learning in Retirement group.