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8 Operas That Changed The World

  • Newberry Library 60 West Walton Street Chicago, IL, 60610 United States (map)

Each session in this course examines one crucial operatic masterpiece that transformed western music. Compositions by Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, and Bizet are explored in terms of a broad cultural context and influence. Works are presented via piano, CD and DVD. Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Audio: John Gibbons talks about the 8 operas selected for the course.


Recommended Books & Music

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Opera For Dummies
By David Pogue, Scott Speck
A History of Opera
By Carolyn Abbate, Roger Parker
Earlier Event: March 30
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