Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti in Distant Harmony (1987), directed by DeWitt Sage, © Circle Films, courtesy of Circle Films/Photofest


The Voices of Opera

Wednesdays, October 16–November 13, 1:00–3:00 pm

About the Program

At its best, opera shows off the greatest instrument: the human voice. Beautifully thrilling voices create a truly grand, exciting experience for audiences. In this new class, learn and analyze what it takes to cast the right voice for the right role. Examine recordings and videos of great artists performing arias and ensembles, and compare similarities and differences between the voices of opera and those of popular songs.

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