EDUCATION
EUROPEAN HISTORY THROUGH THE LENS OF OPERA
In Collaboration with the NIAF (National Italian American Foundation)
Wednesdays Lunchtime from 12:30 - 1:30 pm EST*           March 2 - May 11 (no class April 20 &27)

 

This class explores a selected history of Europe from the Middle Ages through World War Two, through the lens of the art form of opera. Italy's role as the major developer and exhibitor of opera and opera's pivotal role in the history of Europe make for a unique experience. Many composers and librettists have turned to actual historical events for inspiration and to give more personal color to the events through the incredible storytelling of powerful music & staging. This class will give you a broad overview of specific historical events in European history that have been immortalized in the operatic art form. The history will be analyzed and illustrated by the operatic selections from the works which most accurately contribute to the telling of these stories.

Instructors: 

Ashley Galvani Bell  (Carnegie Hall, New York City Opera, ABAO Bilbao Opera, Sarasota Opera)

Anton Armendariz Diaz  (Rioja Forum, Principal de Castellón, Festival de Cine de Barcelona)

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$25 per class or Full Series  $225:  take individual classes of your choice or multiple classes.

 

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Wednesday, March 2     12:30-1:30 EST    Middle Ages (13th Century), I Vespri Sicliani

Wednesday, March 9     12:30-1:30 EST    Middle Ages (14th Century), La Favorita, Il Trovatore

Wednesday, March 16   12:30-1:30 EST    Middle Ages (15th Century), Giovanna D'Arco, Maid of Orleans

Wednesday, March 23   12:30-1:30 EST    Renaissance (16th century) Maria Stuarda

Wednesday, March 30   12:30-1:30 EST    Renaissance  (16th Century) Don Carlo

Wednesday, April 6      12:30-1:30 EST     Religious Repression (17th century) I Puritani, Les Huguenots

Wednesday, April 13    12:30-1:30 EST     French Revolution (18th Century): Andrea Chenier, Dialoghi dei Carmeliti

Wednesday, May 4      12:30-1:30 EST      Napoleonic Era(19th Century): Tosca

Wednesday, May 11    12:30-1:30 EST      World War Two(20th Century):  Kaiser von Atlantis, The Consul(Menotti)

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If you have any questions, you can reach us at divariaproductions@gmail.com

PREVIOUS CLASSES
 
INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN OPERA
In Collaboration with the NIAF (National Italian American Foundation)

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 ELISIR D'AMORE by Gaetano Donizetti

 RIGOLETTO by Giuseppe Verdi

TOSCA by Giacomo Puccini

MADAME BUTTERFLY by Giacomo Puccini

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ADDITIONAL RECORDINGS OF PREVIOUS LIVE SESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE:

$25 per class

What is Opera?

History of Italian Opera

Don Giovanni & Lorenzo da Ponte

Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti

Barber of Seville by Rossini

La Traviata by Verdi

La Bohème by Puccini