Exploring Opera: Fall Met HD Insights - Aida
Thu, October 4, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Space is limited and offered on a first-come first served basis. Reserve yours today! Thursdays, Sep. 20, 27 & Oct 4 - 1-3 pm
Whether or not you plan to attend the fall Met HD broadcast performances, join Instructor James Sokol for interesting insights into Saint-Saens’ sensual and seductive Samson et Dalila (9/20), Puccini’s complex La Fanciulla del West (9/27) and Verdi’s exotic and lush Aida (10/4). Video clips bring the excitement and beauty of opera into the discussion. Our classes are perfect for the opera newcomer and the long-time devotee.
Samson et Dalila (9/20)
The famous biblical story comes to life in a sumptuous operatic incarnation filled with beautiful arias including the famous “Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix” (“My heart opens to your voice”). To hear Shirley Verrett sing this gorgeous piece, click here.
La Fanciulla del West (9/27)
Puccini’s romantic epic about a gun-slinging heroine and the outlaw she loves is filled with music that conjures the spirit of the Wild West, yet as traditional Italianate moments. To hear Placido Domingo sing the soaring “Ch’ella mi creda libero e lontano” (“May she believe that I’m free and far away”), please click here.
An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility that she faces as the leader of her people. To hear Leontyne Price sing the famous “O Patria mia” (“Oh, my homeland”) during her farewell performance at the Metropolitan Opera, please click here.
$45 – Series of 3 Classes
Please call 415.444.8000 to register.
Please note: Registrations are non-refundable.