Greenwich, CT

Greenwich Course Info

“Opera on Screen”
Location: Greenwich
Professor Judith Malafronte

An introduction to opera, focusing on the Metropolitan Opera Company’s Live in HD transmissions of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (October 5), Shostakovich’s The Nose (October 26), Puccini’s Tosca (November 9), and Verdi’s Falstaff (December 14). Course participants will examine librettos and source material, and will be introduced to the social and musical conventions of opera. We will consider dramaturgy, casting requirements and the concept of vocal Fach, language, artistic collaboration, the rehearsal process, reception and criticism, along with the historical aspects of opera production.