Quest Courses – Spring 2023 / Art and Music / MODERN OPERA
Coordinators: Steve Koenig, Frieda Lipp, Victor Brener
At each session, we view a different opera and engage in a lively discussion of the text, staging, medium and score.
Opera has developed along many paths and styles over the last two centuries. In each session, we will view an opera and discuss that opera’s libretto, staging, orchestration, singing, and historical context.
Composers might include Richard Strauss, Alban Berg, Benjamin Britten, Kurt Weill, Leoš Janácˇek, and some you’ve never heard of. We’ll include electronic, jazz, multi- media, and conceptual opera.
B WEEK / TUESDAY / 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Modern Opera, Spring 2023
John Eaton. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Part One
John Eaton. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Part Two
Bernhard Lang. I Hate Mozart. Part One
Bernhard Lang. I Hate Mozart. Part Two.
Hosokawa Toshio. Stilles Meer. Part One
Hosokawa Toshio. Stilles Meer. Part Two
Marc-Anthony Turnage. Greek