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Event Series Event Series: Opera Basics with Oliver Prezant

Opera Basics with Oliver Prezant

May 24, 5:30 pm7:30 pm

Free

Join conductor and educator Oliver Prezant for a series of fun, informative talks on opera. Each talk will introduce you to opera basics while previewing one of the five operas of the Santa Fe Opera’s 2024 season. For more than twenty-five years, Oliver Prezant’s unique presentations have helped thousands of newcomers and established opera lovers deepen their experience of music and opera.

  • Learn all about the stories, the characters, the music and the text
  • Explore the building blocks of opera and how they’ve changed over time
  • Gain insight into how to listen to the singers and the orchestra
  • Get tips on how to understand the sets, props, costumes, and lighting
  • Learn about the composers and librettists
  • Develop an understanding of where each work fits within the history of opera
  • Best of all, you’ll have a chance to go into each performance with the confidence to relax, enjoy, and get the most out of your experience in the opera house

Dates:

  • Friday, April 26: La traviata
  • Friday, May 10: Don Giovanni
  • Friday, May 24: The Righteous
  • Friday, June 7: Der Rosenkavalier
  • Friday, June 21: L’elisir d’amore

No reservation necessary, seating is on a first come first served basis.

Details

Date:
May 24
Time:
5:30 pm—7:30 pm
Series:
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.santafeopera.org/whats-on/opera-basics/

Venue

Collected Works Bookstore
202 Galisteo St
Santa Fe, NM
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Phone
505-988-4226
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Organizer

Santa Fe Opera
Phone
505-986-5900
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Other

State
New Mexico
City
Santa Fe
Contact Email (for internal use only)
agarcia@santafeopera.org

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