Opera 102 Lecture - Part 1
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 to listen to when you attend a performance.
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.
Part 1: Words or Music?
When learning about opera, we focus on the musical score. But what about the words? Join us for a "deep dive" into the history, process, and impact of opera's libretti as we examine this timeless question: which comes first, the words or the music?