Die Walküre, written by Richard Wagner, at the Metropolitan Opera, c. 1990, courtesy of Photofest


Opera in HD

Playing in a Theater Near You

Wednesdays, January 9–February 6, 1:00–3:30 pm

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 LA 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 Francesco Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, Georges Bizet’s Carmen, Gaetano Donizetti’s Daughter of the Regiment, Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre, and Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites.

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