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Exploring Opera: Two’s Company – Part II

Thursday, February 15 @ 1:00 pmThursday, February 29 @ 2:15 pm

Join James Sokol for an interesting, illuminating & beautiful journey through operatic duets to hear the blending of two glorious voices.

Exploring Opera: Two’s Company – Part II

Three Thursdays, February 15, 22 & 29

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

on Zoom*

From a noble pledge of friendship to a delicious seduction to an ardent declaration of love, from an evening prayer to a tragic finale, duets in opera are found in a variety of situations and express a myriad of emotions.

Journey with instructor James Sokol through a wide range of repertoire to experience the blending of two voices in glorious music.

In this series, Part-II, explore tenors, baritones & basses paired with each other.

Attending Part-I is NOT a prerequisite for joining Part-II. All are welcome!

Come for the songs; stay for the fun!

Save! Purchase “Early Bird” ticket before Feb 13th.

About James Sokol

James Sokol worked in the opera world for over two decades after having begun his career under Beverly Sills at New York City Opera. While in New York, he was a Founding Member of The Singers Development Foundation, an organization which offers study grants to promising young opera singers. He worked on projects with Cincinnati Opera and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. In the Bay Area, James has been on the staff of San Francisco Opera and is a former Executive Director of Pocket Opera. He continues to teach opera appreciation classes throughout the Bay Area and online.

Currently, James is the Director of Adult & Senior Programs at the Osher Marin JCC. In addition to offering a variety of classes, lectures, excursions, and other interesting activities, James creates and leads Cultural Arts Trips. He takes small groups of travelers on exciting journeys to destinations such as Broadway, Chicago, Santa Fe, Paris, Amsterdam, Cuba, Spain, India, Morocco and more.

Ticket & Notes:

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

“Regular” Series Ticket ($45 / $15 per class): Available until the start of the last class.

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

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:

  • J CC 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 Feb 13th. 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 15-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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