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Exploring Opera: Verdi’s “Nabucco”

Thursday, January 4 @ 1:00 pm2:15 pm

Whether or not you plan to attend a broadcast into a cinema, join James Sokol for a dive into an opera of the Met’s HD broadcast season

Exploring Opera: Verdi’s “Nabucco”

Thursday, January 4

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

on Zoom

“In Verdi’s retelling of the Old Testament stories of King Nebuchadnezzar II’s religious conversion, King Nabucco’s hubris and ambition almost result in him losing his beloved daughter as well as his kingdom.”

Whether or not you plan to attend The Met’s broadcast of Nabucco into a cinema, join instructor James Sokol for a dive into this glorious masterpiece; Verdi’s first big “hit!”

Listen to the gorgeous and lilting “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves” by clicking the video below.

Come for the songs; stay for the fun!

Save! Purchase “Early Bird” ticket before January 2.

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” Ticket ($12.50): Available until 48-hours prior to the class.

“Regular” Ticket ($15): Available until the start of the class.

Tickets: All tickets for this Exploring Opera lecture only and are 1) are per device, not per person, on Zoom, and 2) are non-refundable & non-exchangeable. This purchase does not include a ticket to The Metropolitan Opera nor to any of its broadcasts into cinemas.

For information on The Met’s broadcast series and to find a cinema hosting the series near you, click here.

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 January 2nd. 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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