F101 Winter 2019 Understanding Opera, Part 2
Mondays, 2:15–3:40, Jan. 28–Feb. 18
Instructor: Glenn Winters
This course completes a survey of Virginia Opera’s 2018-2019 season. Works studied will include Donizetti’s classic comedy The Elixir of Love and Puccini’s immortal tragedy Madama Butterfly. Winters’ lively discussions feature video and audio excerpts, and this course is recommended for opera beginners and aficionados alike. Part 1 is not a prerequisite.
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 others. He is the composer of 12 operas for children and adults. This season Virginia Opera will tour his newest opera, The Aframerican: Roland Hayes’s Journey. His operas have also been staged by the Cimarron Opera Company and Piedmont Opera. Winters is the author of The Opera Zoo: Singers, Composers and Other Primates.