F101 Winter 2020 Understanding Opera, Part 2
Mondays, 2:15–3:40, Jan. 27–Feb. 17
Instructor: Glenn Winters
This course concludes a survey of the final two productions of Virginia Opera's 2019-2020 season, Rossini's zany comedy Cinderella and Verdi's monumental tragedy Aida. Discussions will provide comprehensive musical and dramatic analysis, illustrated with audio and video excerpts. Recommended for opera beginners and aficionados alike.
Glenn Winters is in his 16th season as community outreach musical director for Virginia Opera. As an operatic baritone, Winters has appeared as guest artist with the Opera Festival di Roma, Virginia Opera, and other venues. He is the composer of 12 operas for children and adults. His works have been staged by Virginia Opera, the Cimarron Opera Company, and Piedmont Opera, among others. Winters is the author of The Opera Zoo: Singers, Composers and Other Primates, published in 2012 by Kendall Hunt Publishing.