Exploring Opera: Met Early Spring HD Insights

Thu, March 23, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Exploring Opera
Met Early Spring HD Insights


Join singer/instructor Deborah Rosengaus or instructor James Sokol for insights into the live (and in encore) operas that are part of the Met Opera HD series, seen at local cinemas in February and March.  Video and audio clips bring the excitement of performance into the discussion!  The classes will focus on:

March 23rd - Deborah Rosengaus returns to focus on Mozart’s melodious Idomeneo, the opera seria (“serious opera”) about the King of Crete’s vow to sacrifice to Neptune (the God of the sea) the first living creature he meets ashore should he return to his homeland safely after a storm. Alas, the first person he sees turns out to be his own son, who is loved by two different women. A love triangle? A sacrifice? Come find out how it all plays out set to Mozart’s gorgeous tunes!  To hear soprano Hildegarde Behrens sing the Elettra’s Act III Aria “D'Oreste, d'Ajace,” please click here.

Deborah Rosengaus, is a versatile mezzo-soprano having studied opera, theater, music and dance and is known for her exciting, high energy performances and for creating memorable and endearing characters. With a uniquely flexible voice, as comfortable in Verdi as it is in Rossini, she has delighted audiences around the world with her rich timbre and sparkling coloratura. Ms. Rosengaus holds a Master of Music Degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with international opera diva Mignon Dunn, and a Bachelor’s from the University Of Southern California Thornton School Of Music. 

$45 – Series

$17 – per class for OLLI and JCC members (w/advance registration 

$20 – per class for public and all day-of registrations


Please call 415.444.8000 to register. 

Please note: Registrations are non-refundable.