The Metropolitan Opera Guild

 

Courses 
 
Like our Study Days, Courses allow for a more detailed examination of selected areas of opera performance, style, and substance. Courses take place over a sequential three- or four-week period as our lecturers guide audiences through the exploration of a particular subject.  
 
Tickets are now on sale! 
 
WEDNESDAY OCT 23, 30 NOV 6 2–3:30PM  
Presented by Jane Marsh 
 
Duets in opera can take many forms, from comic duets to tragic duets to love duets. Join Jane Marsh for this three-week course as she explores the definition of the term “duet,” examines its function and style, and breaks down works by Mozart, Puccini, and Massenet.  
 
FULL COURSE REGISTRATION: $75 Public | $65 Guild members and students 
INDIVIDUAL SESSION REGISTRATION: $28 Public | $25 Guild members and students 
 
WEDNESDAY JAN 15, 22, 29 FEB 5 11AM–12:30PM  
Presented by Matthew Timmermans 
 
The Met’s 2019–20 season features works by composers who revered Richard Wagner, reviled him, and those who simply couldn’t make up their minds. In this four-part course, lecturer Matthew Timmermans explores how various composers came to terms with Wagner’s revolutionary musical ideas and how their reactions are reflected in vocal style, orchestration, and the singers who’ve performed their operas.  
 
FULL COURSE REGISTRATION: $100 Public | $85 Guild members and students 
INDIVIDUAL SESSION REGISTRATION: $28 Public | $25 Guild members and students 
 
WEDNESDAY APR 22, 29 MAY 6 11AM–12:30PM  
Presented by Ira Siff 
 
From bel canto brilliance to the earthiest chest tones, the mezzo-soprano has long been the unsung hero of the opera stage. Although they are often assigned the secondary role in an opera, make no mistake: These divas steal the scene whenever they are on stage. Join Metropolitan Opera Radio commentator Ira Siff as he follows the exciting history and performances of some of opera’s most thrilling mezzo-sopranos, past and present.  
 
FULL COURSE REGISTRATION: $75 Public | $65 Guild members and students 
INDIVIDUAL SESSION REGISTRATION: $28 Public | $25 Guild members and students 
  

 

Become a
Guild Member
Join Now!
Subscribe to
OPERA NEWS
Get Started!
Visit the
Metropolitan Opera
Learn More!

September 2019>
SMTWTFS
25262728293031
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
2223
Monday, September 23, 2019
At the Met: Porgy and Bess
7:30 PM
24
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
At the Met: Manon
7:30 PM
25 26
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
27
Friday, September 27, 2019
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Porgy and Bess
7:30 PM
28
29
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Backstage Tours
10:30 AM
Backstage Tours
1:30 PM
30
Monday, September 30, 2019
At the Met: Porgy and Bess
7:30 PM
1
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Macbeth
7:30 PM
2
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Manon
7:30 PM
3
Thursday, October 03, 2019
At the Met: Turandot
7:30 PM
4
Friday, October 04, 2019
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Macbeth
7:30 PM
5