Skip to main content

The Prystowsky Family Seminar

In collaboration with the NC Opera

September 21, 2013

In the world of music, there is no composer better known and loved than Mozart. His symphonies, chamber music, concertos, piano pieces, and sacred music all resonate with beautiful familiarity and accessibility. His operas, however, with their bending of the “rules” of the art form, their subject matter, and their timeless melodies are perhaps his most impressive pieces. In this seminar, our third collaboration with the North Carolina Opera, we will explore the Enlightenment context of Mozart’s productions, be introduced to Mozart’s unique approach to opera, learn about the difficult task of producing an opera, and enjoy moderated vocal performances by professional singers. A superb primer on Mozart’s opera, this seminar will prepare all attendees to fully enjoy the North Carolina Opera’s performance of Cosi fan Tutte in early October.

Topics & Speakers

The Genius of Mozart
Tim Carter, David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music

Recit-a-what?: Mozart’s Usage of Recitativo Secco and Accompognato
Timothy Myers, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, North Carolina Opera

Mozart’s World: Enlightenment Thought and Culture in 18th-Century Europe
Lloyd S. Kramer, Professor of History

Staging Cosi fan Tutte
Eric Mitchko, Director, North Carolina Opera

Mozart and the World of Opera
A panel discussion with our speakers

Time and Cost

9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013.  The tuition is $125 ($110 by September 5). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by September 5). 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional lunch is $15.00.
For information about lodging click here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register for this seminar.