Opera from the Americas: The Metropolitan Opera’s Fall HD Presentations


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The Metropolitan Opera’s Fall HD season presents two American Operas, Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, Anthony Davis’  X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X and Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas. All new to the Met stage, the  issues these operas deal with, in order, are: capital punishment, racism and love on the Amazon river. Also, using the Met as a springboard, we will explore at least one American opera each semester – beginning this Fall with Carlisle Floyd’s best known opera Susannah. It is a retelling of the biblical story “Susannah and the Elders” but updated to Tennessee during the early 1950’s. Join us for new operatic adventures this Fall. Audio and video will be used.

David Collins has been lecturing on opera in the greater Boston area for over 25 years. He had been Opera Boston’s resident lecturer for 8 years. He has given opera courses at MIT, Regis College, The Boston Center for Adult Education and The Cambridge Center for Adult Education as well as lecturing at Northeastern University. Dave is currently a trustee of The Boston Wagner Association. Dave received his Bachelor degree from Boston University’s School of Music, his Master’s from Lesley University and did post grad work at the New England Conservatory and the University of Connecticut – Hart School of Music.

PLEASE NOTE Class begins September 26, and meets 10/17, 11/7,  and 12/5

Start Date: 9/26/2023, 4 meetings
Class Time: 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Day of Week: Tuesday
Location: Zoom
Instructor: David Collins
Status: Running/Openings