EVENT: A Note On Opera: They really do live happily after.

After the success of last night’s ‘A Note on Opera’ event which saw 12 people pack into one of our classrooms, we already have our next event planned. In honor of Valentine’s Day it’s entitled “They really do live happily ever after.”

Despite the stereotype, not all opera love stories end tragically.  Please join us for the 7th “A Note on Opera” as we explore two such works, Giacomo Puccini’s “The Girl of the Golden West” and Richard Strauss’s “Arabella.”


The lead couples are mature individuals instead of dreamy-eyed youngsters.  As this is still opera, though, they naturally have to overcome some hurdles, be they creditors, suspicion of infidelity, or even a lynch mob.  Nevertheless, in the end the couples are together.  And still alive.

To whet your curiosity, we also will take “note” that the music of “The Girl of the Golden West” somehow appeared in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera”…

Fanciulla del West

The course will be taught in English by David Kerr.  No pre-existent musical knowledge is necessary.  All materials will be provided.

Here’s what you need to know:

When: Wednesday, February 11, 2014
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta
Admission: $10 for Goethe-Zentrum members, $20 for non-members.

So what are you waiting for? Get your fix of love themed opera right here at the Goethe-Zentrum!

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We look forward to seeing you there!


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