Who's Afraid of Guiseppe Verde
Can't tell a cabaletta from a cannoli? Do you ever have the uncomfortable feeling that "Kill da wabbit, kill da wabbit" might NOT be the real words to that song? This course will set you straight. We will explore the grandeur, passion, subtlety, humor, human insight, and astonishing beauty of opera, from its beginnings in the aristocratic courts of 17th-century Italy to the masterpieces of Handel and Mozart, the larger-than-life canvasses of Verdi and Wagner, the expressionist horrors of Strauss and Berg, and on to the present day.