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Exploring Opera: Baroque Delights

Thursday, April 20 @ 1:00 pmThursday, April 27 @ 2:15 pm

Join Roger Pines for an interesting, illuminating & beautiful journey through some of opera’s earliest masterpieces!

Exploring Opera

Journey through some of the most beautiful music ever written while picking up insights, tidbits, and sometimes behind-the-scenes stories. Sessions include several video performance clips to bring the magic of opera into the discussion. Classes are perfect for the opera newcomer and the long-time fan!

Come for the music; stay for the fun!

Baroque Delights: A Journey Through the Earliest Masterpieces of Opera

Two Thursdays, April 20 & 27, 2023

1-2:15pm (PT), 2-3:15pm (MT), 3-4:15pm (CT), 4-5:15pm (ET)

on Zoom

Following his Mozart seminar for the Alliance, we received countless emails to bring Roger Pines back with new classes!

Now, Roger returns with an introduction to some of the greatest yet least familiar operatic repertoire, dating from as far back as the very beginnings of opera.

Starting with the art form’s first great masterpiece, Claudio Monteverdi’s Orfeo, we’ll move to the glories of Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and more.

Come revel in memorable music – thrilling, expressive, magnificently virtuosic – that is Baroque opera at its best.

Save! Get “Early Bird” ticket pricing by registering before April 18th!

About Roger Pines

A familiar voice from his annual appearances on the Met broadcasts’ “Opera Quiz,” Roger has written extensively for major opera publications internationally, has lectured for such prestigious organizations as San Francisco Opera and the Curtis Institute of Music, and is a faculty member of Northwestern University, where he teaches the opera repertoire course of the Bienen School of Music. He served as Dramaturg for Lyric Opera of Chicago for many years. For more about Roger, click here.

Ticket & Notes:

“Early Bird” Mini-Series Ticket: $25 (re: $12.50 per class). Available until 48-hours before the 1st class.

Regular Mini-Series Ticket: $30 (re: $15 per class). Available until the start of the 2nd class.,

Tickets: All tickets are 1) are per device, not per person, on Zoom, and 2) are non-refundable & non-exchangeable. Single tickets are not available for this series.

The Fine Print:

Fortunately, we’ve had very few issues, but just to be clear…

Your Zoom “Event Link”: The Zoom event link will be emailed to all registrants automatically upon registration and then again 2-hours prior to each class. To help it land in your “inbox,” before registering, please add the following emails to your contacts:

  • JCC Alliance — alliance@marinjcc.org
  • James Sokol — jsokol@marinjcc.org
  • Sean Fitzgerald — sfitzgerald@marinjcc.org

Registrants are requested to make sure the email w/link has arrived by the evening of April 18th If the email does not arrive, please see “Troubleshooting” below.

Have a Comcast email? Please refer to this guide: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/spam-filters-and-email-blocking-new-experience.

Troubleshooting: We will do our best to remedy any issues. Registrants who have NOT received the email w/link are asked to check their email “junk” and “spam” folders. If found, please move the email to your inbox. If the email/link is still not there, please contact James (see below) immediately.

Late Troubleshooting: We will try our best – but cannot guarantee – help with Zoom links to guests contacting James less than 30-minutes prior to the event.

Live Only: In agreement with our guides, artists, instructors, special guests, etc., events are not recorded. Make-up sessions are unavailable. Credit/refund is not given for missed events.

Liability: While we will do our best to remedy any issues, The Osher Marin JCC & its Program Partners cannot be held responsible for 1) issues related to Eventbrite or Zoom, 2) ticket buyers not following the instructions above, nor 3) packing, shipping, or deliver services of food/beverages not received in time for tasting events.

Don’t ya just hate “the fine print?!!”

Questions? Email James at jsokol@marinjcc.org.

Exploring Opera is created by the Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael, CA) and offered by the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance. See below for a full list of Alliance Partners.

ALL ARE WELCOME to join in our activities! JCC members, non-members, those who live near or far, people of all backgrounds, faiths, ethnicities, hair styles, fashion choices, chocolate preferences, etc. “The more the merrier!”


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