The Metropolitan Opera Guild

Continuing Opera Education 


Continuing education classes (CoEd) at the Metropolitan Opera Guild are designed to provide life-long learning opportunities for those interested in delving deeper into subject matter in a college classroom-style setting. CoEd courses include reading assignments between lectures in preparation for classroom discussion. Ability to read music is helpful but not required. Students are provided with digital copies of all reading and listening material. Score excerpts will also be provided when applicable for those interested in utilizing them as supplemental material for their studies. 
Individual session tickets are available for purchase by clicking on each date listed below. To purchase the entire course at a discounted package rate, please click on the course title. 
Events are held in the Opera Learning Center, on the 6th floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center.
 Tickets are now on sale! 
Upcoming Continuing Opera Education classes:  


The Ring: Music, Motifs, and Magic    - SOLD OUT! NEW DATES ADDED!

TUE FEB 26 MAR 5,  12, 19 6:30–8PM  (SOLD OUT)

THU MAR 7, 14, 21, 28 6:30-8PM

Presented by Victoria Bond  

This four-part course focuses on Wagner’s masterwork, the Ring cycle, which returns to the Met for the first time in six seasons. Each session provides an opportunity for in-depth exploration of one of the cycle’s operas. Composer, conductor, and lecturer Victoria Bond will provide insight into the musical evolution of each work—from the lighter fare to leitmotifs to the rich, complex musical textures that are woven throughout this epic story of myth and magic.  


 The original dates of this course are sold out. 

An additional course has been added, for the following dates:

Thursdays March 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:30-8PM

To purchase tickets for this series, please click here


Full course registration: $160 public | $120 Guild members and students  

Individual sessions: $45 public | $35 Guild members and students  

Week 1: Das Rheingold  

Week 2: Die Walküre  

Week 3: Siegfried  

Week 4: Götterdämmerung 

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