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A Brief History of Italian Opera

Presented by Italian Cultural & Community Center at Italian Cultural Center - Milford House, Houston TX

Jan 16 2023
A Brief History of Italian Opera

A bit of history, a bit of gossip, a lot of music, and no homework!

This course will cover the basics of Italian opera, starting with its invention in Florence and the lavish Venetian operas of the 17th century. It continues with the vocal fireworks of opera seria alongside the comic antics of opera buffa in the 18th century before going on to the melodic 19th century bel canto works of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. The class ends with an overview of Italy’s two towering geniuses, Verdi and Puccini. Taught with wry commentary by Buck Ross, former director of the Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston.

No special musical training is

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Cancellation Policy: If the course is canceled for any reason, including insufficient enrollment, tuition will be refunded in full. Students who cancel their course registration before the first scheduled day of class may receive either a full refund or credit. After the first day of class no refunds or credits, including prorated refunds or credits, are allowed for any reason.

Contact: 713-524-4222 ext. 7


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Italian Cultural Center - Milford House

1101 Milford Street, Houston, TX 77006

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