Visual effects by Gordon Stubbs and Dr. Richard D’Elia
Opera is more exciting than ever at the Four Arts, as Ariane Csonka Comstock enriches the listening experience with DVDs, YouTube comparisons and insightful background knowledge on the many artistic disciplines involved in appreciating opera: music, literature, language and history. The classes preview performances by the Met Opera HD telecast at the Four Arts and the Palm Beach Opera. This season includes Verdi (“Il Trovatore,” “Otello”), Puccini (“Manon Lescaut,” “Madama Butterfly,” “Turandot”), Strauss and Wagner, plus such favorites as “Carmen,” “Norma,” and “Don Pasquale.” New to many – and definitely challenging – are “Lulu” and “Elektra.” Opera buffs and beginners alike are welcome to join and enjoy the nuances and beauty of opera.
Ariane Csonka Comstock, daughter of Scandinavian artist Jean Theslöf and Metropolitan mezzo-soprano Grace Divine, has had a multifaceted career. Her professional credits include work as a film actress, operatic soprano, radio and television hostess, music critic and humor journalist. Fluent in five languages, she has translated 15 operas published by Belwin Mills, plus the Shchedrin/Nabokov opera “Lolita.” She is the author of the award-winning book, “The Young Person’s Guide to the Opera.”
Join Ariane for the first session of A Passion for Opera, which begins on Monday, November 2, 2015. Click here for more information on Session I.
Due to limited space reservations are required for all Campus on the Lake workshops and classes. For more information please call (561) 805-8562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.