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Exploring Opera: Compare & Contrast (w/New Examples)

Thursday, March 2 @ 1:00 pmThursday, March 16 @ 2:30 pm

Join James Sokol for an interesting, illuminating & beautiful journey through popular operatic moments to experience the differences.

Exploring Opera: Compare & Contrast

(Same interesting class; new musical examples!)

Thursdays, March 2, 9 & 16

1-2:30pm (PT), 2-3:30pm (MT), 3-4:30pm (CT), 4-5:30pm (ET)

on Zoom*

After receiving so many requests from community members who took previous Compare & Contrast classes, James Sokol returns with a new set of examples featuring fabulous (or maybe comparing not-so-fabulous) singers, and gorgeous music; a great series for opera newcomers & the long-time fans.

This deep dive may help illuminate who was better, this famous singer or that famous singer? Maybe a forgotten singer or an unknown singer? Or, maybe a comparison of production styles, or musical interpretation? Whatever the examples, to compare and contrast the same musical moment in different productions can be very interesting, sometimes illuminating, usually beautiful.

Come for the songs; stay for the fun!

Save! Purchase “Early Bird” ticket before March 1.

*This event will take place on Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent to registered guests 2-days prior to the first class and again 1-2 hours before each class.

Ticket & Notes:

“Early Bird” 3-Part Series Ticket ($37.50 / $12.50 per class): Available until 48-hours prior to the first class.

Regular 3-Part Series Ticket ($45 / $15 per class): Available until the start of class.

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

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 2-days prior and again 1-2 hours prior to the class. To help it land in your “inbox,” before registering, please add the following emails to your contacts:

  • JCC Zoom – Zoom3@marinjcc.org
  • JCC Alliance — alliance@marinjcc.org
  • James Sokol — jsokol@marinjcc.org

Registrants are requested to make sure the email w/link has arrived by the evening of March 1st. 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 Broadway 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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