Verdi at 200: Inside the Music
Tuesdays, November 13, 20, and 27 and December 4, and 11, 1:00–3:00 p.m. (5 sessions)
- $125 General
- $100 Members
This program is now fully reserved. Please call (310)440-4651 if you wish to be placed on a wait list.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Few figures in music loom larger than Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901), and 2013 marks the 200th birthday of the great Italian maestro, whose works plumb the depths of the human heart. This course will examine the man, his music, his life, and his historical context.
Participants will examine nine major operas: Nabucco, Macbeth, Stiffelio, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Don Carlo, Aida, and Otello. Video selections featuring the world’s most gifted singers will illuminate Verdi’s remarkable journey from gifted novice to supreme master of music.
Instructor: Earl J. Schub is dean emeritus of the 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. Schub holds an MBA in arts management from UCLA.