Opera 101 Lecture Series
Spring 2019 Schedule
Presented by Tedrin Blair Lindsay, Ph.D.
Opera 101 Explores The Golden Age of Musicals
April 26 In Depth with KISS ME, KATE (1948)
May 4 In Depth with BRIGADOON (1947)
May 11 In Depth with LADY IN THE DARK (1941)
May 18 In Depth with THE KING AND I (1951)
This Spring, we will explore the Golden Age of Musicals, focusing on four Broadway musicals from the genre’s first great flowering. The creators of these classic shows represent a cross-section of the Great White Way’s most legendary names: Cole Porter, Lerner & Loewe, Kurt Weill & Ira Gershwin, and Rodgers & Hammerstein, respectively. Homage will be paid to the original productions of these classic shows, but we will study the scores from later, more complete recorded renderings that I consider definitive. Each of the four musicals offer fascinating dramaturgical and musical innovations that still thrill us three-quarters of a century later, not to mention songs so beloved that they have transcended their theatrical origins to become familiar American standards.
Please join us in the Gail Robinson Music Library at the Schmidt Vocal Arts Center (SVAC) on the corner of Rose Street and Rose Lane (on the UK campus across from the Singletary Center) on these Saturday mornings from 10:00 to noon. Parking is available in the lot behind SVAC. Each class is $20 for adults and $5 for students, with the proceeds directly benefiting OperaLex.