Yale Alumni College - Spring 2015 Greenwich, CT


The Bruce Musuem - Greenwich, CT



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"Opera in Cinema"

Professor Judith Malafronte  - Click here for Professor's Bio

Mondays, March 3rd - April 20th, 7:30 pm - 9:00pm

An introduction to opera, focusing on the Metropolitan Opera Company’s “Live in High-Definition” transmissions. Using these operas as the basis for exploration, 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.

Participants should plan to attend the Saturday afternoon broadcasts noted below, at a convenient theater location. Find a nearby theater using this link - click here

There will be relevant reading from a wide variety of sources, as well as occasional viewing and listening homework, available on YouTube.