Opera Studies

January 29; February 5, 12, 26; March 5, 2015, Thursdays beginning at 12:30 pm
Tuition: $50 ($70 Non-Members)
(Members of the Vero Beach Opera enjoy the Museum membership price)

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) was one of the most influential and industrious of the great 19th-century composers. Between 1810 and 1829, he wrote 39 operas, a body of work, comic and serious, which ushered in the Bel Canto era, transformed Italian opera, and radically altered the course of opera in France.

This 2015 course will begin on January 29, covering six rarely performed Rossini operas – three one-act “opera buffo,” and three “opera seria” – including La cambiale de matrimonio (The Bill of Marriage); La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder); L’occasione fa il ladro (Opportunity Makes the Thief); Ciro in Babilonia (Cyrus in Babylon); Matilde di Shabran (Matilda of Shabran); Moïse et Pharaon (Moses and Pharaoh). The course will also include a documentary of Rossini’s life and a special presentation about the “Rossini tenor.”

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.

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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