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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 11:00 AM

Just as Massenet was considered Wagnerian in France, so too was Puccini in Italy. Nowhere can this be better heard than with the opera that launched his prestigious career, Manon Lescaut, followed by Tosca and Madama Butterfly. Puccini’s style in these operas exhibits a tension between recurring melodies and a complex Wagnerian orchestral fabric, which led to some of his operas demanding Wagnerian-sized voices with the power and agility to soar over the substantial orchestra.

This course has four sessions. To purchase all sessions of Wagner Across Borders, please click here.

This session will be held in the Opera Learning Center, located on the 6th Floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center, 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. For questions, please call the LCE Ticket Line at 212-769-7028, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.

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