F102 Fall 2018 Understanding Opera, Part 1
Mondays, 1:40–3:40, Sept. 17–Oct. 1
Instructor: Glenn Winters
This course serves to introduce students to the first two productions of Virginia Opera’s 2018–2019 season. These include Kurt Weill’s jazz-influenced Street Scene and Mozart’s immortal “dramedy” Don Giovanni. Class discussions will provide comprehensive musical and dramatic analysis, illustrated with audio and video excerpts. The course is recommended for beginners and aficionados alike.
Glenn Winters is in his 15th season as community outreach musical director for Virginia Opera. As an operatic baritone, Dr. Winters has appeared as guest artist with the Operafestival di Roma, Virginia Opera, and other venues. He is the composer of eleven operas for children and adults, including a new biographical work about tenor Roland Hayes, commissioned by Virginia Opera for a regional tour during Black History Month in February 2019. His operas have also been staged by the Cimarron Opera Company and Piedmont Opera, among other venues. Winters is the author of The Opera Zoo: Singers, Composers and Other Primates.