HAROLD KUSKIN, Evergreen Forum Instructor, former Metropolitan Opera Backstage Tour Guide
Love has been an integral part of opera from the very beginnings of the art form, and some of opera’s most beautiful and inspiring melodies can be found in love scenes. Using video clips from opera performances, Harold Kuskin will explore a variety of expressions of love in works from the 17th through 20th centuries. He will explain their common features as well as their differences.
A retired judge, Harold Kuskin has lectured on opera for The Princeton Festival for over 5 years and has taught multiple courses on opera under the auspices of the Evergreen Forum and the Princeton Adult School. He has been an opera lover and Metropolitan Opera subscriber for over 45 years and, for almost 15 years, served as a Backstage Tour Guide at The Metropolitan Opera House. Harold has studied opera at the Juilliard School Evening Division and read widely on the subject.