It’s doubtful that any other form of music can so admirably capture our universal humanity like classical opera. This art form skillfully blends theatrical performance, drama, music and dance into a torrent of passionate emotions which have influenced not only individuals, but the history and politics of governments as well.
Join Dr. Roger Koment in this 6-lecture series as he describes the various components of opera and demonstrates how composers combine these to create works of great emotive power. Throughout, we listen to excerpts from the most important works in all of classical opera. The topics that will be covered in this series are Opera Singers, Arias, Duets, Choruses, Opera Houses and Opera Appreciation.