Sunday, 9 January 2022

Opera in Depth on Zoom: the oddballs term

After an obsessively wonderful term entirely Czechia-centric - in the opera class, Janáček's Jenůfa and Martinů's Julietta, the bigger picture from Smetana onwards for the Thursday course - it's time to cast the net wider for Spring 2022. Though I was disappointed by much in Oliver Mears' new Royal Opera production of Verdi's Rigoletto at the start of the season - it returns this year with a different cast - Antonio Pappano certainly highlighted the astonishing originality of so much in it. So it's time to return to that masterpiece. And to Britten's Peter Grimes, which inevitably cropped up a lot during our half-term on Albert Herring.  

The logistics: 10 two-hour Monday afternoon classes, running from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and starting tomorrow. £100 for the course. If you can't attend in person, I send out videos the morning after. Leave a message here if interested, or use the email in the reproduced flyer for the Hungarian music course below, and I'll get back to you.

On Thursdays we turn from Czechia to Hungary. The details for that are reproduced below. They should be readable if you click on the image for a larger size.

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