Opera Boot Camp @ The Cosmopolitan Club

The Cosmopolitan Club, New York, NY, USA

Fall 2017: The Classroom Companion to the 2017-2018 Metropolitan Opera Season, Part I

Spring 2017: The Classroom Companion to the 2016-2017 Metropolitan Opera Season, Part II

Fall 2016: The Classroom Companion to the 2016-2017 Metropolitan Opera Season, Part I

Spring 2016: The Classroom Companion to the 2015-2016 Metropolitan Opera Season, Part II

Fall 2015: The Classroom Companion to the 2015-2016 Metropolitan Opera Season, Part I

  • Puccini’s Female Characters and the Voices that Sing Them
  • Driving Forces: The Male Characters of Verdi’s Warhorses
  • An Introduction to Wagner’s Tannhäuser
  • New Production Spotlight: Berg’s Lulu
  • Puccini’s Male Characters and the Voices that Sing Them
  • From the Page to the Stage: The Design Process
  • From the Page to the Stage: The Rehearsal Process
  • An Introduction to Puccini’s La Bohème

Spring 2015: The Classroom Companion to the 2014-2015 Metropolitan Opera Season, Part II (Click HERE to view the class syllabus)

  • Blind & Obsessed: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta & Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle
  • Re-Examining the Story of a Rake: Mozart’s Don Giovanni
  • Back to Bel Canto: Comparing and Contrasting Rossini and Donizetti
  • Conductors and Conducting: Part II
  • Women and their Bodies:  Massenet’s Manon & Verdi’s La Traviata
  • Verdi Voices and Critical Listening: Ernani, Don Carlo,and Un Ballo in Maschera
  • Connective Tissue: Re-Imagining Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci & Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana
  • Looking Ahead: Operas of the 2015-2016 Season

 

Fall 2014: The Classroom Companion to the 2014-2015 Metropolitan Opera Season, Part I (Click HERE to view the class syllabus)

  • Mozart and Beaumarchais
  • Verdi and Shakespeare
  • Modern Opera: What’s all the Noise about?
  • Lessons in Critical Listening
  • Met Magic: Behind the Golden Curtain
  • Conductors and Conducting
  • The Camera’s Gaze: Analyzing Opera on the Big Screen
  • German Masterpieces

 

Spring 2014: The Classroom Companion to the 2013-2014 Metropolitan Opera Season, Part II (Click HERE to view the class syllabus)

  • Opera and Fairytales
  • Operetta
  • An Unfinished Masterpiece: Prince Igor
  • Opera as Literature
  • Portrayals of Insanity on the Opera Stage
  • Viva la vie  Bohème!
  • Andrea Chenier: A Hidden Verismo Treasure
  • Exoticism on the Opera Stage

 

Fall 2013: The Classroom Companion to the 2013-2014 Metropolitan Opera Season, Part I (Click HERE to view the class syllabus)

  • Russian Romantics
  • Mozart and the Enlightenment Era
  • 20th and 21st Century Innovators
  • Bel Canto Confections
  • Puccini & Verismo Aesthetics
  • Viva Verdi!
  • Strauss and the Late Romantic Era
  • Musical Meaning and Symbolism in The Magic Flute 

 

Spring 2013: Introduction to the Operatic Art Form

  • Vocal Vocab
  • Operatic Voice Types
  • Opera History: Baroque & Early Classical Era
  • Opera History: Late Classical & The Romantic Era, Part 1
  • Opera History: Opera in the Romantic Era, Part 2
  • Opera History: Opera in the Romantic Era, Part 3
  • Opera History: 20th and 21st Century Opera
  • Opera Behind the Scenes

 

Fall 2012: Introduction to the Operatic Art Form 

  • Vocal Vocab
  • Operatic Voice Types
  • Opera History: Baroque & Early Classical Era
  • Opera History: Late Classical Era & Italian Romantic Opera
  • Opera History: German, French and Russian Romantic Opera
  • Opera History: 20th and 21st Century Opera
  • Opera Behind the Scenes
  • Culminating Masterclass (with guest master teacher, focusing on counter-tenors)

 

 

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