Opera 101 Lecture Series

Opera 101 Lecture Series
Fall 2018 Schedule

tedrin-blair-lindsayPresented by Tedrin Blair Lindsay, Ph.D.

 Opera 101 Explores Operas Written Since WWI

Dr. Tedrin Blair Lindsay’s popular lecture series will focus on operas and musicals written during the century (1918 – 2018) after World War I.  His November 3 lecture will prepare audiences for UKOT’s upcoming production of Silent Night (Nov. 9, 10, and 11), and his lecture on November 17 celebrates the stunning creation of Leonard Bernstein, his kaleidoscopic Mass – a fitting tribute for Bernstein’s centennial year.   

All class sessions will meet from 10:00 a.m. until noon in the Gail Robinson Music Library of the Schmidt Vocal Arts Center, on UK’s campus at the corner of Rose Street and Rose Lane.  Free parking is available behind the building.  Each class session costs $25 and benefits OperaLex, a community support arm of UK Opera Theatre.

20 October: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Operas, Part 1

27 October: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Operas, Part 2

3 November: In Depth With Kevin Puts’ Silent Night

10 November: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musicals

17 November: In Depth with Bernstein’s Mass

The November 17 class has been cancelled, due to the early starting time (11:00 am) of the Metropolitan Opera Kentucky District Auditions on that day.  This lecture will be featured in the Winter 2019 “Opera 101” Lecture Series.