EVENT: A Note on Opera – “They’re Not Wallpaper: Great Opera Choruses”
After a short break, our opera lectures are back people! So, if you’re interested in opera music then this blog post is for you. Get a pen and paper ready – you may want to make notes and pop a new date in your diary!
Introducing the first lecture in our new “A Note on Opera” series: “They’re Not Wallpaper: Great Opera Choruses.”
The chorus may be the most vital element for any opera. It breaks down that “fourth wall” by representing us, the audience. It reacts to the action, makes us understand the action, and moves the action along – all while being identified only as milkmaids, ghosts, lackeys, bar patrons, urchins, or sundry townsfolk.
In a departure from previous “Notes on Opera,” we will look at this vital component to opera in a program entitled “They’re Not Wallpaper: Great Opera Choruses.” There’s an embarrassment of riches from which to choose, but included will be examples from operas as diverse as Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” Poulenc’s “The Dialogues of the Carmelites,” and Nicolai’s “Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor.” As well as from the stalwarts of Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, and Beethoven.
So please join us as we give just due to all those “milkmaids, ghosts, lackeys, bar patrons, urchins, and sundry townsfolk.”
Now don’t worry, this course will be taught in English by our lovely teacher Mr. David Kerr and no pre-existing knowledge of music is required so make sure you get your name on the list.
Here’s what you need to know:
When: Monday, July 13, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta
Admission: $10 for Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta members, $20 for non-members
So, what are you waiting for? Make sure you sign up today!
We look forward to seeing you there!