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Exploring Opera

Presented by the OMJCC / National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance.

To “meet” instructor James Sokol and hear about his opera programs, click here

Exploring Opera: The Divos on Thursdays, April 1st-29th from 4-5:30pm (ET) on Zoom 

Some have altered the term “diva” to “divo” to express their adoration of male opera singers with exceptional voices (or their disgust with a temperamental man!). Some are legendary; others almost forgotten. Join our JCC colleague and popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol to discover or re-discover some of the great men of opera. Learn about their backgrounds and experience their brilliance through performance videos. Hear the variations among the male vocal ranges – countertenor, tenor, baritone and bass. Bask in the glory of gorgeous voices and repertoire. Don’t miss this series, terrific for opera newcomers and long-time fans!  For details & tickets, click here.  

Exploring Opera: Popular Paris on Monday, Apr 26th from 5-6:30pm (ET) on Zoom.

Such a beautiful, romantic, historic city, it’s no wonder Paris is a popular setting for several operas!  Embark on an operatic journey to Paris with popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol, who will touch on an array of repertoire from beloved masterpieces (such as Puccini’s La Boheme and Verdi’s La Traviata) to rarely-staged gems (such Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots and Donizetti’s Ugo, Conte di Parigi) -- each set in "The City of Light!"  Audio & video performance clips bring the charm of Paris and the excitement of opera into the discussion!  This is a fun and interesting exploration for both opera newcomers and long-time fans!  For details & tickets, click here




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