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Lifelong Learning Institute: Lecture: Understanding Opera: A Guide for the Passionate and the Puzzled


Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018 10:00am
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 10:00am
LocationHylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute

This class will introduce students to the final two productions of Virginia Opera’s 2017-2018 season: Britten’s sparkling adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Donizetti’s Italian classic Lucia di Lammermoor. The instructor will present detailed musical and dramatic analysis illustrated with audio and video excerpts. This class is recommended for beginners and opera buffs alike.

Glenn “Doc Opera” Winters is in his 14th season as Virginia Opera’s community outreach musical director, imparting his knowledge and love of opera to thousands of Virginians. Dr. Winters is the composer of ten operas successfully performed by Virginia Opera, Piedmont Opera, Cimarron Opera and others. He is the author of The Opera Zoo: Singers, Composers and Other Primates, available from Kendall Hunt Publishing.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

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