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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: Notable Napoli on Thursday, June 24th from 4-5:30pm (ET) on Zoom

 Opened in 1737, Naples’ Teatro di San Carlo is the oldest continuously active venue for opera in the world. Join popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol to learn interesting tidbits about this notable theater and about some of the masterpieces that premiered there. Experience some of these gorgeous operas with video performance clips, which bring the beauty of this soaring art form into the discussion. A great class for the opera newcomer and the longtime fan! For details & tickets, click here. 

Exploring Opera: Alluring America on Thursday, July 15th from  4-5:30pm (ET) on Zoom

$12.50 w/"Early Bird" Purchase!

The United States has been the setting of operas by native and foreign composers alike. Celebrate our country by joining popular instructor James Sokol for a journey through some of the masterpieces set in locations from Boston to California, from New York to New Orleans. Video performance clips bring the beauty of this soaring art form into the discussion.  Come for the music; stay for the fun! For details & tickets, click here

Exploring Opera: Tuneful Trivia on Thursday, August 5 & 19 from 4-5:30pm (ET) on Zoom

Whether interested or not in joining a fun, educational and non-competitive game – a combination of Name That Tune (or opera, or singer) and Jeopardy – don’t miss popular instructor James Sokol’s new 2-session mini-series, which will touch on a wide range of operatic repertoire & singers. Answers will be found in beautiful video performance clips that bring the thrill of opera into our discussion. Come for the music; stay for the fun!  For details & tickets, click here. 

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