Coming this Fall: A Brief History of Italian Opera

Jul 28, 2018 519

A bit of history, a bit of gossip, a lot of music, and no homework! This course, held on Thursdays, October 25 to November 8, 2018, will cover the basics of Italian opera, starting with its invention in Florence and the lavish Venetian operas of the 17th century. It continues with the vocal fireworks of opera seria alongside the comic antics of opera buffa in the 18th century before going on to the melodic 19th century bel canto works of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. The class ends with an overview of Italy’s two towering geniuses, Verdi and Puccini.

Taught with wry commentary by Buck Ross, director of the Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston, the course will conclude with a performance of La bohème at Houston Grand Opera on Saturday, November 10, 2018! Italian Cultural and Community Center - 1101 Milford St. Houston, Texas 77006.

Thursdays, October 25 - November 8, 2018 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm and Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 7:30 pm. $180 + $25 for first time ICCC students. *Price includes ticket to the Houston Grand Opera. REGISTER HERE

SOURCE: Italian Cultural and Community Center in Houston

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