Fall 2021 Schedule / Visual and Performing Arts / CONTEMPORARY OPERA

Coordinators: Steve Koenig, Victor Brener, Frieda Lipp

At each session, we view a different opera and engage in a lively discussion of its text, staging, medium, and historical and cultural background. This semester might include Douglas Cuomo’s Doubt, Samuel Barber’s Vanessa, Harry Somers’ Louis Riel, Carlisle Floyd’s Susanna, Britten’s Billy Budd, and Brexit: The Opera.

Contemporary Opera Fall 2021




September 21

Carlisle Floyd

Willie Stark, Act 1

October 5

Carlisle Floyd

Willie Stark, Act 2

October 19

Carlisle Floyd

Susannah, Act 1

November 2

Carlisle Floyd

Susannah, Act 2

November 16

Samuel Barber

Vanessa, Act 1

November 30

Samuel Barber

Vanessa, Act 2

December 14

Maurice Ravel

L'enfant et les sortilèges

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