opera hd

Luciano Pavarotti in Idomeneo, courtesy of Photofest


Opera in HD

Playing at a Theater Near You

Wednesdays, January 25–February 22, 1:00–3:30 p.m. (5 sessions)

About the Program

Technology has made it possible to transmit live performances of operas, from the Metropolitan Opera and other opera houses around the world, in high definition onto movie theater screens. This class will discuss five operas prior to their theatrical release in L.A. this spring.

Lively class sessions on the lives and times of the composers and an in-depth look at the operas, via video selections, will maximize your theatergoing experience. Operas to be discussed include Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Idomeneo, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, and Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier.

Instructor: Earl J. Schub is Dean Emeritus of Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. He served as director of marketing and executive producer for television at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and manager of Western Opera Theater in San Francisco. He holds an MBA in arts management from UCLA.

“I loved everything. … The instructor and course deserve a 10+. … It was beyond perfect in every aspect.”—former Skirball student