The Metropolitan Opera Guild

Online Learning

Online Learning courses are designed to provide distance learning opportunities to those interested in delving deeper into operatic subject matters. All online learning courses are self-paced, allowing for a flexible learning schedule. Each course features video lectures, supplemental readings, and, when applicable, score excerpts for further study. While the ability to read music is not required for these courses, it may be helpful for certain topics.    

Please note that all of our Online Learning courses are hosted on the Thinkific platform, and clicking on any of the courses will take you to the Thinkific website. Click here to view our current online learning offerings.   

Course enrollment is available at any time, and content will remain available to you for 60 days from your date of registration.   

To fully experience our online learning courses, please make sure that JavaScript is installed and enabled on your web browser.   

Lecture videos may only be viewed while actively logged into the online platform.  

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Verdi the Innovator  

Verdi’s operas may have begun in the tradition of his bel canto predecessors, but his inventive and restless creativity kept searching for newer paths and more innovative means of expression. The astonishing breadth and depth of his genius grew with each of the 27 operas he composed, from his earliest opera, Oberto, which he wrote when he was twenty six, to his last opera, Falstaff, when he was eighty. Join Victoria Bond as she examines the musical components that form the basis of his vocabulary and how Verdi used these elements with increasing skill and imagination.


 Other Current Online Learning Courses Include:   

La Divina and the Callas Effect 

The Ring Cycle: Music, Motifs, and Magic 

Introduction to Score Reading   

Opera Boot Camp: Conductors and Conducting   

Opera Boot Camp: Introduction to Operatic Staging 

Opera 101: Voice Types 

Opera 101: Opera History 

Verdi Voices 


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Saturday, August 27, 2022
HD Festival: Porgy and Bess
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