Porgy and Bess film still

Porgy and Bess (1959), directed by Otto Preminger, © Columbia Pictures, courtesy of Columbia Pictures/Photofest

Classes

Opera in HD

Playing in a Theater Near You

Wednesdays, January 15–February 12, 1:00–3:30 pm

About the Program

This season’s Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD transmissions showcase works spanning three centuries and five different musical styles: baroque, bel canto, romantic, verismo, and contemporary. They include George Frideric Handel’s Agrippina, Gaetano Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, and George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Discuss the composers and view video highlights of the productions featuring renowned artists.


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