Literature and Opera | Newberry

Literature and Opera

Saturday, March 2, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Saturdays, March 2 – April 20 (class will not meet March 16 and March 30)

10 am – Noon

Led by Rosina Neginsky
This class has been cancelled.

Opera has been inspired by myths, novels, and sometimes plays. Librettos, however, differ greatly from their sources in length, emphasis, and interpretation. We will study five operas from a variety of countries and periods: The Barber of Seville (Beaumarchais/Rossini), The Queen of Spades (Pushkin/Tchaikovsky), Dialogues of Carmelites (Bernanos/Poulenc), Salome (Wilde/R. Strauss), and The Turn of the Screw (James/Britten). We will read the original literary sources and (as appropriate) the libretto, and view portions of each opera.

Rosina Neginsky holds an M.A. in literature from the University of Paris IV and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Materials List

CPDU credit is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and Registration Information 

Six sessions, $170