27-16 23rd Ave., btw. 27th & 28th Sts., Astoria, Queens
347-451-3873 Price: $11.00
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Are you curious about opera but think it’s expensive and stuffy? It doesn’t have to be! This class dispels the mystery surrounding opera and makes this genre accessible to anyone. We’ll discuss the basics, including key terms and a breakdown of what’s happening on stage and in the music and text. We’ll also look at the original invention of opera and its development throughout history. You’ll walk away with the skills to enjoy, understand, and talk about opera like an expert, without actually being one.
Kristy Barbacane received her Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from Columbia University and has taught at Barnard College and Fordham and Columbia Universities. Her research interests include nineteenth-century France, music in Algeria and its diaspora, and the relationship between colonialism and music. Kristy spends her spare time playing flute, running in Central Park, and searching for the best patisserie in the city.