Opera Boot Camp: Introduction to French Opera

The Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York, NY

  • Part I: Donizetti and the Italian-French Bel Canto Connection (September 8th, 2018)
  • Part II: George Bizet and his Posthumous Success (September 8th, 2018)
  • Part III:  Camille Saint-Saën and his Enduring Masterpiece (September 15th, 2018)
  • Part IV:  Debussy, Poulenc, and French Opera in the 20th Century (September 15th, 2018)

 

Opera Boot Camp: Introduction to the Orchestra

The Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York, NY

  • Part I: The String Section (March 17, 2018)
  • Part II:  Double Reeds and Woodwinds (March 17, 2018)
  • Part III: The Brass Section (March 24, 2018)
  • Part IV: Percussion and Keyboard Instruments (March 24, 2018)

 

Opera Boot Camp: Introduction to Operatic Voice Types

The Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York, NY

  • Part I: Sopranos (September 16, 2017)
  • Part II:  Tenors (September 16, 2017)
  • Part III: Mezzo-Sopranos (September 23, 2017)
  • Part IV: Baritones & Basses (September 23, 2017)

 

Opera Boot Camp: Russian, Slavic, and French Repertoire

The Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York, NY

  • Part I: Tchaikovsky and the Russian Romantic Musical Landscape (February 4, 2017)
  • Part II: Czech Opera at the Turn of the Century (February 4, 2017)
  • Part III: Late French Romanticism and the Belle Époque (February 11, 2017)
  • Part IV: French Roots in Operas of the 20th and 21st Centuries (February 11, 2017)

 

Opera Boot Camp: A Guide to Listening

The Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York, NY

  • Part I: From Mozart’s Classicism to Beethoven’s Romantic Innovations (September 17, 2016)
  • Part II: Wagner and his Musical Sound (September 17, 2016)
  • Part III: A Post-Wagnerian Sound World across Europe (September 24, 2016)
  • Part IV: Comparing and Contrasting Musical Styles in History (September 24, 2016)

 

Opera Boot Camp: Musical Exoticism

The Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York, NY

  • Part I: What is Exoticism? (April 2nd, 2016)
  • Part II: Mozart and the alla turca style (April 2nd, 2016)
  • Part III: Bizet and the Allure of the Unknown (April 9th, 2016)
  • Part IV: Puccini and the Far East (April 9th, 2016)

 

Opera Boot Camp: Italian Masterpieces

The Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York, NY

  • Part I: Rossini, Bellini, & Donizetti (Sept. 26th, 2015)
  • Part II: Verdi (Sept. 26th, 2015)
  • Part III: Mascagni & Leoncavallo (Oct. 3rd, 2015)
  • Part IV: Puccini (Oct. 3rd, 2015)

 

Opera Boot Camp: From the Page to the Stage

The Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York, NY

  • Part I: The Realities of Opera (March 14th, 2015)
  • Part II: Crossing Boundaries – All About Libretti (March 14th, 2015)
  • Part III: Interpretation and Adaptation Across the Ages (March 21st, 2015)
  • Part IV: Composing and Conducting (March 21st, 2015)

 

Opera Boot Camp: Composers of the Season

The Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York, NY

  • Part I: The Life and Legacy of W.A. Mozart (Sept. 20th, 2014)
  • Part II: Italian Romantics (Sept. 20th, 2014)
  • Part III: Germany vs. France (Sept. 27th, 2014)
  • Part IV: A Portrait of the Modern Composer (Sept. 27th, 2014)

 

Opera Boot Camp Special Ops: Exploring Ornamentation

The Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York, NY

  • Introduction and Essential Vocabulary (March 1st, 2014)
  • Ornamentation in the Baroque Era (March 1st, 2014)
  • Ornamentation in the Classical Era (March 8th, 2014)
  • Ornamentation in the Romantic Era (March 8th, 2014)

 

Opera Boot Camp Part II – Intro to the Orchestra

The Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York, NY

  • Intro to Strings (Sept. 21, 2013)
  • Intro to Woodwinds (Sept. 21, 2013)
  • Intro to Brass (Sept. 28, 2013)
  • Intro to Keyboards & Percussion (Sept. 28, 2013)

 

Opera Boot Camp: Basic Training

The Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York, NY

  • Vocal Vocabulary Lecture (Sept.2010 / Feb. 2011 / Sept. 2011 / Feb. 2012 / Sept. 2012)
  • Opera Behind the Scenes Lecture (Sept.2010 / Feb. 2011/ Oct. 2011 / Feb. 2012 / Sept. 2012)