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The Great Operas of Mozart

Thursdays, May 15–June 19, 1:00–3:00 p.m. (6 sessions)


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Explore the life and work of legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during the last ten years of his life.

The years 1781 to 1791—the last ten in Mozart’s life—were perhaps his happiest and most productive. Symphonies, concertos, sonatas—all manner of musical compositions poured forth, but it was the creation of seven operas that brought his artistry to full maturity: Idomeneo, The Abduction from the Seraglio, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, La Clemenza di Tito, and The Magic Flute. Examine these works—masterpieces of the Age of Enlightenment and poignant expressions of forgiveness and redemption—and learn more about the final decade of the “Titan of Salzburg.”

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. He holds an MBA in arts management from UCLA.

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