Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by May 19): $240
Regular Price (after May 19): $264
In this seminar we will focus on one opera each week and examine their impact on musical trends and global culture. We will also discuss musical and vocal techniques related to each. The following operas will be covered: Claudio Monteverdi, L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea – 1643); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro, ossia la folle giornata (The Marriage of Figaro, or The Day of Madness – 1786); Giuseppe Verdi, Rigoletto (1851); Richard Wagner, Tristan und Isolde (1865); Modest Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov (1874); Georges Bizet, Carmen (1875); Richard Strauss, Salome (1905); and Alban Berg, Wozzeck (1925). Eight sessions.
John Gibbons teaches piano, composition, music theory, and a variety of music appreciation classes for adults, and he holds a PhD in music composition from the University of Chicago. John is a long-time instructor at the University of Chicago Graham School.
- You do not need to prepare anything for the first class session.