10 am – Noon
We will explore the world of opera during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Italy, France, and England (with a glance at Germany and Austria), through study of its music, poetry, drama, stage conventions, and iconography. We will examine the artistic achievements of its great composers and glamorous star performers. We will conclude with discussions of modern revivals of Baroque opera, attempts to recreate its lost sounds, and the complex questions surrounding the possibility of authenticity.
Jeff Nigro is an art historian and lecturer and has been affiliated with the Art Institute of Chicago for over twenty years. John Nygro graduated from the American Conservatory of Music and has been a performer for over thirty years.
No materials required.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Eight sessions, $190