News & Events
Almost two centuries ago, three musical icons joined forces in New York’s first Italian opera, “Don Giovanni,” at the Park Theatre on Park Row in lower Manhattan. One of these individuals was the opera’s famous librettist and one of New York’s first Italian immigrants Lorenzo da Ponte. Learn the history behind one of Mozart’s most exciting dramatic operas and how Lorenzo da Ponte influenced and was influenced by it.
Instructors Ashley Galvani Bell (Carnegie Hall, New York City Opera, Sarasota Opera) and Anton Armendariz Diaz (Rioja Forum, Principal de Castellón, Festival de Cine de Barcelona) come from a background of operatic performance and directing, and their passion is likely to ignite yours.
Registration fee: $25 per class
Italian Opera Series Classes:
December 9: Barber of Seville by Rossini
December 16: Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti
January 6: La Traviata by Verdi
January 13: La Bohème by Puccini