The Magic of the Metropolitan Opera

Dates: September 27 - October 11, 2017

Meets: W from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Union College

Course Fee: $10.00

Please note: this course requires membership in 2017-18 Membership or 2018-19 Membership

This course will focus on two operas which will be broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera. The first is “Norma,” by Vincenzo Bellini. Norma is an opera in two acts. It was first produced at La Scala in Milan on December 26, 1831. The opera is regarded as a leading example of the “bel canto” genre and the soprano prayer “casta diva” in Act I is justly famous. The second opera is Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” or “Die Zauberflota,” another opera in two acts. The work is in the form of a “singspiel,” a popular form that included both singing and spoken dialogue. The work premiered on September 20, 1791, in Vienna, just two months before the composer’s premature death. The Metropolitan operas are broadcast in high definition at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on the UNL campus. “Norma” will be broadcast live on Saturday, Oct 10, and rebroadcast on Sunday, Oct 8. “The Magic Flute” will be broadcast live on Saturday, Oct 14, and rebroadcast on Sunday, Oct 15. Instructor: Marina Fabrikant, professor, Piano and Music Theory, Union College Facilitator: Leta Powell Drake
Fee: $10.00

Union College

Lang Amphitheatre in the Krueger Science and Math Building, 48th and Bancroft. Free parking on the north side of the building.
Date Day Time Location
09/27/2017Wednesday3 PM to 4:30 PM Union College
10/04/2017Wednesday3 PM to 4:30 PM Union College


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