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Sex, Drugs & Opera? Free Virtual Workshop – July 25

Date 06.30.2021

Join Dr. Erika Nadir during this one-hour free virtual workshop as she illustrates how Italian opera was the sex, drugs, and rock & roll of its time. Find out what all the fuss is about as Dr. Nadir traces the historic roots of this most elemental and exciting art form and decodes some of the most influential arias from the Baroque to the present.

Dr. Nadir was an opera singer for 17 years in New York, and besides singing the traditional canon, she appeared in three American premieres. Dr. Nadir received her PhD in Italian Literature at UCLA in 2017 and has lectured on the intersection of Italian opera and cinema in London, New York, and at various conferences across the United States.

Sunday, July 25 @ 10:00 am PST