Opera Studies

Femme Fatale!
January 23, 30; February 6, 20, 27, 2014, Thursdays beginning at 12:30 pm
Tuition: $50 ($70 Non-Members)
(Members of the Vero Beach Opera enjoy the Museum membership price)

Femme fatale literally means "fatal woman" in French. Cleopatra, Carmen, Manon, and Violetta are only a few famous examples of one of the favorite and most spellbinding character types in the art form. This five-part course will study six operas (four rarely performed) with femme fatale themes, including: Samson & Delila (Saint-Saens); Salome (Strauss); La Vida Breve (de Falla); Die Tote Stadt (Korngold); Elektra (Strauss); and Oedipus Rex (Stravinsky), with extras highlighting other prominent fatal women such as Lulu (from Berg's Lulu), Medea (from Cherubini's Medea), and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (from the opera of the same name by Shostakovich).

These excellent performances feature noted artists Karen Armstrong, Heldegard Behrens, Maria Callas, Maria Ewing, Brigitte Fassbaender, Cristina Galiardo-Domas, James King, Philip Langridge, Donald McIntyre, Jessye Norman, Bryn Terfel, Shirley Verrett,Jon Vickers, and Deborah Voigt, from productions of the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, and Deutsche Opera.

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 Opera Studies flyer, or 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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