College of Visual and Performing Arts
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LLI: Understanding Opera: A Guide for the Passionate and the Puzzled

Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute, Manassas
When/WhereWednesday, Feb 05, 2020 10:00amHylton Performing Arts Center, Lg Rehearsal Hall, Science and Technology Campus
 Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020 10:00am 

Instructor: Dr. Glenn Winters


These classes introduce students to the third and fourth productions of Virginia Opera’s 2019-2020 season: Rossini’s zany comedy, Cinderella and Verdi’s monumental tragedy of ancient Egypt, Aida. The classes will provide comprehensive musical and dramatic analysis illustrated with audio and video excerpts and are recommended for beginners and aficionados alike.


Glenn “Doc Opera” Winters is in his 16th 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

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