The Metropolitan Opera Guild

 

Study Days 
 
Taking place on a single day with one morning and one afternoon session, Study Days are designed to provide a more in-depth discovery of various opera-related topics. 

  

FULL-DAY REGISTRATION: $55 Public | $45 Guild members and students 
INDIVIDUAL SESSION REGISTRATION: $30 Public | $25 Guild members and students 
 
Tickets are now on sale! 
 
SATURDAY NOV 23 10:30AM–12PM and 1–2:30PM  
Presented by Victoria Bond 
 
German-language opera appeared quite quickly after the art form’s birth in Italy. Starting with Heinrich Schütz’s adaptation of Jacopo Peri’s Dafne, the German operatic tradition would go on to include such masterpieces as Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Beethoven’s Fidelio, Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, and the enduring operas of Richard Wagner. Because of its rich musical history, Germany (as well as Austria) has one of the strongest operatic traditions in all of Europe. Composer, conductor, and lecturer Victoria Bond will dive into the long and influential history of German opera throughout Western music. 
 
SATURDAY DEC 7 10:30AM–12PM and 1–2:30PM  
Presented by Stuart Holt and F. Paul Driscoll 
 
Operas have provided inspiration for some of Broadway’s most iconic productions, including the adaptation of La Bohème into Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Rent and Madama Butterfly reimagined as the smash hit Miss Saigon. Similar in their use of vocal and instrumental music to convey plot and character development, opera and musical theater share their roots in enduring dramatic forms but ultimately diverged into two distinct arts. In this two-part Study Day, Stuart Holt, the Guild's director of school programs and community engagement, will examine the characteristics that define operas and musicals and explore the adaptation process of operas and their stories for a new audience, before leading a panel discussion with F. Paul Driscoll, Opera News editor-in-chief, in the afternoon session. 
  
SATURDAY FEB 8 10:30AM–12PM and 1–2:30PM 
Presented by Tanisha Mitchell

This Study Day pays tribute to the contribution of legendary black singers, including those of the African diaspora, who broke social barriers and performed at prestigious venues like the Met, La Scala, and Covent Garden. This two-part series explores black opera singers from the past to the present, including archival video clips of Marian Anderson, Leontyne Price, Paul Robeson, and George Shirley. Black artists from today will also be featured.
 

 

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Friday, December 13, 2019
At the Met: Der Rosenkavalier
7:00 PM
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Saturday, December 14, 2019
At the Met: The Queen of Spades
1:00 PM
At the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro
8:00 PM
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Sunday, December 15, 2019
At the Met: The Magic Flute
3:00 PM
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Der Rosenkavalier
7:00 PM
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: The Queen of Spades
7:30 PM
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: The Magic Flute
7:30 PM
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Friday, December 20, 2019
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Der Rosenkavalier
7:00 PM
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Saturday, December 21, 2019
At the Met: The Magic Flute
1:00 PM
At the Met: The Queen of Spades
8:00 PM
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Sunday, December 22, 2019
Backstage Tours
10:30 AM
Backstage Tours
1:30 PM
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Monday, December 23, 2019
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Der Rosenkavalier
7:00 PM
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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
At the Met: The Magic Flute
7:30 PM
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Sunday, December 29, 2019
Backstage Tours
10:30 AM
Backstage Tours
1:30 PM
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
At the Met: NYEGala starring Anna Netrebko
5:30 PM
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Wednesday, January 01, 2020
At the Met: Der Rosenkavalier
7:00 PM
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Thursday, January 02, 2020
At the Met: The Magic Flute
1:00 PM
At the Met: Wozzeck
8:00 PM
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Friday, January 03, 2020
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: The Magic Flute
7:30 PM
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Saturday, January 04, 2020
Der Rosenkavalier
10:00 AM
At the Met: Der Rosenkavalier
12:00 PM
At the Met: The Magic Flute
8:00 PM