Opera Studies
A Five-Class Course from the Museum Art School

RUSSIA: Land of the Tsars
February 2, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2017, Thursdays beginning at 12:30 pm
Tuition: $50 ($70 Non-Members)
(Members of the Vero Beach Opera enjoy the Museum membership price)

Russian history has been long-marked by foreign invasions and the rise of the Russian people to thwart them. This history continues to play significantly in current Russian attitudes and policies towards “outsiders.” This theme also has played significantly in Russian literature and opera. Of the 59 significant Russian operas written between 1836 and 1962 more than half are based on Russian historical heroes and/or Slavic folktales, and draw from peasant folksongs; 20 are based on the works of Alexander Pushkin. The 2017 Opera Studies program will feature Russian operas related to four Russian Tsars: Boris Godunov, Michael Romanov, Peter the Great, and Alexander I. Three are Bolshoi Opera performances from the Soviet era, featuring great Russian singers virtually unknown to the West. All performances sung in Russian with English subtitles.

This Vero Beach Opera and Vero Beach Museum of Art joint program is presented by Opera Studies Chair Wayne Kleinstiver.

(English subtitles for all performances)

Opera Studies Chair Wayne Kleinstiver is a graduate of Colorado College. He studied classical voice with H. Colin Thorpe. Opera and the study of classical singers has been his passion and avocation for more than 50 years, during which he has attended many live performances and acquired a large collection of recordings and videos. He is a member of Vero Beach Opera Board of Directors.

For more details, download the visit the Vero Beach Opera website

Opera Studies is subject to the Museum Art School’s Refund Policy: student refunds are made in writing during each term’s drop/add week. No refunds are possible after the term’s drop/add week. Please contact the Museum Art School office for dates and forms.


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