Opera 101 Lecture - Part 2
Arizona Opera's Director of Education Joshua Borths hosts a three part series, with music and video examples, to discuss the history of opera and what you should listen to when you attend a performance. In week 2, Borths talks about nineteenth-century Romanticism.
Borths discusses how nineteenth-century Romanticism led to the passion and “big ideas” found in the works of the bel canto, Verdi, Meyerbeer, and Wagner, as well as its effect on the culture and politics of Europe in this Age of Revolution.
Opera is more than Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd screeching Figaro and Flight of the Valkyries. Opera, Borths says, is the ultimate art form because it combines all other disciplines into one incredible work.
Opera 101 Lecture Series
Series Cost: $45
Part 1: Operatic Art Form and Its Beginnings in Italy »
Part 2: 19th Century Romanticism
Part 3: Opera in the 20th and 21st Centuries »