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Seattle Opera.

Opera Classes

online Opera classes for adults

Go back to school with three classes perfect for any music lover. Join Seattle Opera Community Engagement Manager Alex Minami for Opera 101 to deepen your knowledge of this beloved art form, or enjoy a survey of Western history through an opera lens with Dramaturg Jonathan Dean!

SPRING 2021 CLASSES

Opera 101: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO OPERA

Online Zoom Course

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Tuesdays APR. 27–JUNE 15, 6:30–8:00 PM

$150 Sliding Scale Fee | Instructor: Alex Minami, Community Engagement Manager

In this eight-part introductory series, join Seattle Opera Community Engagement Manager Alex Minami for lively multimedia presentations that will help you make sense of opera by giving you some essential terms, examples of great singers and music from operas, and a closer look at some of the most popular operas in the repertoire. 

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Tuesdays APR. 27–JUNE 15, 6:30–8:00 PM

$150 Sliding Scale Fee | Instructor: Alex Minami, Community Engagement Manager

MODERN HISTORY THROUGH THE OPERA GLASS

Online Zoom Course

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Wednesdays Apr. 14–June 16, 6:30–8:00 PM

$175 Sliding Scale Fee | Instructor: Jonathan Dean, Dramaturg

Ever wondered how opera and film are related, or why “Viva Verdi!” became a rallying cry for Italian pride? Through the past four centuries, operas have both reflected and informed the political and cultural moments in which they were conceived. This spring, Dramaturg Jonathan Dean leads a survey of four centuries of history through the unique lens of opera. 

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Wednesdays Apr. 14–June 16, 6:30–8:00 PM

$175 Sliding Scale Fee | Instructor: Jonathan Dean, Dramaturg