All 2018 Lectures
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: Feb 18 @ 3 pmLearn more
Lectures | Overture Program: Enjoying Opera
Lecture series for residents of 55+ Communities in the Greater Princeton area. Open to community residents only.
2018: Apr - JunLearn more
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 pmLearn more
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 pmLearn more
Lecture | An Opera Composer’s Approach to Storytelling
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 pmLearn more
Lecture | Madama Butterfly Goes to Paris; Isabella Stewart Gardner 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 pmLearn more
Discussion | Cross-Cultural Challenges in Opera
Panelists will discuss issues facing directors when they present operas from a different culture. Free and open to the public.
2018: Jun 18 @ 7 pmLearn more
Lecture | More About What’s BAROQUE About Baroque Music?
Early Music musician and specialist John Burkhalter discusses Baroque music and instruments. Free and open to the public.
2018: Jun 21 @ 7 pmLearn more
Lecture | Before Butterfly: 17th-Century Dutch & Japanese Music
John Burkhalter and Glenn Shōyū Swann discuss and perform 17th c. and early 20th c. music from Japan, as influenced by Dutch East India Co. Free and open to the public.
2018: Jun 25 @ 7 pmLearn more
Film Screening | “Winged Migration” and Discussion
Film screening and discussion of an epic portrait of winter bird migration as part of Migrations project. Free and open to the public.