All 2018 Education & Community Engagement Programs

The Politics of Opera

Lecture | The Politics of Opera

Mitchell Cohen, the author and Baruch College political science professor discusses his latest book, a wide-ranging look at the interplay of opera and political ideas through the centuries. Free and open to the public.

2018: February 18 @ 3 pm

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2016 Artists Round Table

Artists’ Round Table

Opera artists and production staff discuss the pleasures and perils faced on stage and off as they bring the opera to life. Free and open to the public.

2018: May 30 @ 6:30 pm

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Denis Feeney

Lecture | Musical Comedy in Ancient Rome: The Genius of Titus Maccius Plautus

Princeton Professor Denis Feeney discusses how Plautus’ works from the 2nd century BC anticipated modern musical comedy, such as this year’s Festival musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” Free and open to the public.

2018: May 31 @ 7 pm

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A-TEAM Art Exhibit

Paintings by A-TEAM artists, affiliated with the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, and ArtSpace Artists of HomeFront will be displayed for sale at Thomas Sweet Cafe, Route 206N, Skillman, NJ.

2018: Jun 1 - July 1

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Timothy Urban

Lecture | Madama Butterfly: Beauty in Betrayal

Professor Timothy Urban discusses the music and plot of Puccini’s beloved opera Madama Butterfly. Free and open to the public.

2018: Jun 2 @ 2 pm, Jun 14 @ 7 pm

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Andrew Lovett

Lecture | An Opera Composer’s Approach to Story-telling

Composer Andrew Lovett discusses how opera’s combination of vocal and instrumental music structures and deepens a story. Free and open to the public.

2018: Jun 5 @ 7 pm

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Opera Workshop | Music That Tells a Story

Registrants will attend a two-hour opera workshop and the final dress rehearsal performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with a backstage tour.

2018: Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm or Jun 9 @ 10 am or Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm; Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm

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Lara Treacy as Petra in A Little Night Music

Festival Preview

Singers perform and directors discuss June 2018 productions of Madama Butterfly and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Free and open to the public.

2018: Jun 7 @ 7 pm

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Marianne Grey

Lecture | Madama Butterfly Goes to Paris; Isabella Gardener Goes to Japan

Marianne Grey, Princeton University Art Museum Docent, discusses the West’s embrace of all things Japanese in the decades preceding Madama Butterfly. Free and open to the public.

2018: Jun 12 @ 7 pm, Jun 28 @ 7 pm

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Steve LaCosse

Discussion | Challenges in Performing Multi-Cultural Operas

Panelists will discuss issues facing directors when they present operas from a different culture. Free and open to the public.

2018: Jun 18 @ 7 pm

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John Burkhalter III

Lecture | What’s BAROQUE about Baroque Music?

Early Music musician and specialist John Burkhalter III discusses Baroque music and instruments. Free and open to the public.

2018: Jun 21 @ 7 pm

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