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Courses: 1979 - 2016

The Age of Bel Canto:  Bellini and Donizetti

Baroque Jewels I: A Comparative Study of Operas by Handel, Vivaldi and Other Baroque Masters on Related Themes

Baroque Jewels II: A Continuing Comparative Study of Operas by Handel, Vivaldi and Other Baroque Master on Related Themes

Berlioz: His Life and Works

The Cantatas of J.S.Bach, Part I

The Cantatas of J.S. Bach, Part II: The Leipzig Cycles

Chech Masters: Smetana, Dvorak, Martinu

Czech Masters:  Smetana, Dvorak, Janacek

Classical Literature and Legend as Opera

The Complete Operas of Donizetti, Part I - Donizetti Finds his Voice

The Complete Operas of Donizetti, Part II - The Age of Donizetti

The Complete Operas of Rossini: Part I -  The Classical Rossini

The Complete Operas of Rossini: Part II -  Rossini Serioso

The Complete Operas of Verdi, Part I: Viva Verdi – The Man, the Music and the Risorgimento

The Complete Operas of Verdi, Part II – The International Verdi

Gluck and the Reform of 18th Century Opera, fall 2007

Handel in Italy: the Road to Agrippina

Handel’s Dramatic Oratorios

Handel’s Heroines

Handel’s Journey from Opera to Oratorio

Handel’s Masques and Dramatic Oratorios

Haydn at Esterhaza

The Haydn String Quartets

The History of Opera

History of Slavic Opera

Italian Verismo and its Influence

The Kirov at the Met

The Life and Works of Dimitri Shostakovich

The Life and Works of Leos Janacek

Literature as Opera

Mahler: Opera Composer in Disguise

Many Faces of Armida

Many Faces of Faust

The Many Faces of Orfeo

The Many Faces of Orlando

Master of the French Baroque: Jean-Philippe Rameau

The Met at 100- A Perspective on the History of Opera:  Part I – Baroque, Classical, and early romantic Opera

Met at 100- A Perspective on the History of Opera:  Part II –Opera in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Mozart: The Early Operas

Mozart and His Contemporaries: Opera in the Age of Enlightenment

Mozart's Golden Years

Opera Rarities for a New England Summer

The Operas at Glimmerglass, summer 1996: La Calisto, La Finta Giardinier,Don Pasquale, and Lizzie Borden

The Operas of Bellini

The Operas of Benjamin Britten

The Operas of Donizetti

The Operas of Handel

The Operas of Mozart

The Operas of Puccini

The Operas of Rossini

The Operas of Strauss

The Operas of Verdi

The Operas of Wagner

The Orchestral Works of Mozart and Haydn

Russian Masters of the 19th Century: Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov

Russian Masters of the Twentieth Century: Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich

Schubert in Song, Part I

Schubert in Song, Part II

Schubert in Song: Die Schone Mullerin and Winterreise

Shakespeare as Opera

The Symphonies of Shostakovich

Three Centuries of French Opera

Vivaldi in Venice: Opera Master of the Italian Baroque

Wagner’s Ring:  Music, Myth, and Meaning



Gaetano Donizetti

Richard Strauss

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