Live Opera From Glyndebourne At QFT

Live Opera from Glyndebourne at QFT! June 26 3pm     Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg July 31 6pm     Mozart’s Don Giovanni August 21 6pm     Britten’s The Turn of the Screw Full details at or 02890971097 Further to these Glyndebourne Operas being screened at the QFT this summer, George Fleeton is continuing his long-established Opera courses this autumn. Opera for the Terr!f!ed begins on September 20 in Stranmillis University College at 7p Callas: La Diva Divina starts in Queen’s University at 5pm on September 26. (Each course will run initially for ten weeks and may be extended into 2012, depending on demand). For full details of enrolment for these courses please contact Terr!f!ed: The Lifelong Learning Office at Stranmillis by phone on 028 9038 4345 or by email to Callas: The Open Learning Office at QUB by phone 028 9097 3323 or enrol on line at Opera for the Terr!f!ed: This course will examine, in a highly illustrated fashion, the short history of Opera, in composition and in performance, from the life and works of Monteverdi in the 17th C to Puccini and beyond in the 20th. It will   radically demythologise this allegedly most esoteric of art forms. And it will explain, with copious examples, why Opera is so active and healthy today. Student nights at the Opera will also be factored into the work of the course. Opera for the Terr!f!ed has been designed to cater for both opera virgins and opera veterans, whether as audience or as performers. It will stress the improved ease of access to and the emotional and intellectual rewards to be taken home from a night at the opera. *Callas: La Diva Divina The professional singing career of Maria Callas, whose electrifying stage presence is the standard by which all other divas are measured, lasted   eighteen years. Her iconic status went far beyond her opera house career and her influence on opera in performance today is immeasurable. This intensely illustrated course will explore – critically but honestly – the personal pain and heartbreak that suffused the roles she chose to sing. A large portion of the course will be built around Robert Levine’s book Maria Callas A Musical Biography, published in 2003. © G Fleeton mmxi]]>