Fall 2021 Schedule / Visual and Performing Arts / MOZART’S WOMEN

Coordinators: Larry Shapiro, Linda Downs

We think of Mozart’s father as the dominant influence in his life, but there’s more to the story. Inspired by Jane Glover’s book of the same title, Mozart’s Women will look beyond the stereotype of a child genius dominated by his father to show how Mozart’s life and music were shaped by his relationships with women, from the first efforts of a child composer to the great “dark comedy” operas, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cosi Fan Tutte. The course will blend biography, history and music.

Fall 2021 Class Schedule

September 30

Larry Shapiro

Course Overview: Childhood, Mother, and Sister

October 14

Lynnel Garabedian

The Weber Sisters, Aloysia and Constanze

October 28

Arlene Hajinlean & Linda Downs

Mozart's Women Student and the Music He Composed for Them

November 11

Penelope Pi-Sunyer

The Marriage of Figaro

December 9

Jane Lubin

Don Giovanni

December 16

Linda Downs

The Magic Flute

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