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Understanding Opera: A Guide for the Passionate and the Puzzled

Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute, Manassas
When/WhereTuesday, Sep 17, 2019 10:00amHylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, Science and Technology
 Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 10:00am 

Instructor: Dr. Glenn Winters

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

This class will introduce students to the first two productions of Virginia Opera’s 2019-2020 season: Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca and Daniel Catan’s Il Postino. 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 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.

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