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A Brief History of Italian Opera

A bit of history, a bit of gossip, a lot of music, and no homework! This course, held on Thursdays, October 25 to November 15, 2018, will cover the basics of Italian opera, starting with its invention in Florence and the lavish Venetian operas of the 17th century. It continues with the vocal fireworks of opera seria alongside the comic antics of opera buffa in the 18th century before going on to the melodic 19th century bel canto works of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. The class ends with an overview of Italy’s two towering geniuses, Verdi and Puccini. Taught with wry commentary by Buck Ross, director of the Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston, the course will conclude with a performance of La bohème at Houston Grand Opera!

Registration is now open!

Each class will run from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Classes will be held at the ICCC on Thursdays, October 25, November 1, and November 8. The 4th and final session will be at the Houston Grand Opera on Saturday, November 10, 2018.
Registration fee: $180 + $25 for first time students
To register: email ProgramEvents@iccchouston.com or call 713-524-4222 ext. 7
*Price includes ticket to La Boheme at the Houston Grand Opera

Cancellation Policy: If the course is cancelled for any reason, including insufficient enrollment, tuition will be refunded in full; students will receive a notice by October 15, 2018 confirming their enrollment. Students who decide to drop the class for any other reason and would like to receive a full refund must send a written notification to ProgramEvents@iccchouston.com before October 18, 2018.

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