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Opera History Course

May 06, 2014

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Larry Hancock, course instructor, will present this overview of opera history on six consecutive Wednesday evenings in Spring 2014, May 6 – June 3, 2014, at Opera San José headquarters, 2149 Paragon Drive in San Jose.

Each two-hour class begins at 7 p.m.  Course content includes the development and changes in the choice of opera subjects, the use of poetry and dialogue in the libretto, styles of musical composition, evolution of the opera orchestra, and changes in performance practice period by period.

Total cost of this series is $60 per person which includes all six classes.  There will be no tests, nor is there any college credit offered for this course.  Classes are informal, and participants’ questions are encouraged.  To attend this series, call our box office at (408) 437-4450.

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