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

A Date with the Devil
February 1, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 2018, Thursdays beginning at 12:30 pm
Tuition: $55 ($75 Non-Members)
(Members of the Vero Beach Opera enjoy the Museum membership price)

Characters symbolizing the devil and demons have peopled fairytales and fiction of all types in every age. They are subjects in several operas. For example, Gounod’s opera Faust (based on Goethe’s magnum opus Faust) was the most popular opera in the world for over 100 years after it premiered in 1859. Faust’s 753 Met Opera performances rank it the eighth most performed opera there. Opera Studies mission is to provide opera education and present operas not often performed or exceptional performances of repertoire standards. While Gounod’s opera Faust - and to a lessor extent Berlioz’s opera The Damnation of Faust - are the most frequently performed, the 2018 Opera Studies program brings signature performances of other great operas with devils and demons in leading roles that are less performed. In 2018, the class will feature signature performances of five operas from the stages of major cities, including Mefistofele (San Francisco), The Demon (Moscow), Orpheus in the Underworld (Berlin), Robert the Devil (London), and The Fiery Angel (St. Petersburg).

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, visit the Vero Beach Opera website. Download the 2018 Opera Studies flyer here.

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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