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Featuring Tim Carter

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Can opera be drama?—the question has resounded through the genre’s long history. Join one of our favorite presenters, Tim Carter, as he presents four quite different operas in Italian from different historical contexts to answer this question. In this seminar, we will look closely at these operas’ texts, music, and staging both at their premieres and for today to see how drama is drawn from the art form’s sound and spectacle.


Tim Carter is David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music at Carolina. His research focuses on music in late Renaissance and early Baroque Italy; on Mozart’s Italian operas; and American musicals of the twentieth century. Some of Professor Carter’s books include Monteverdi’s Musical Theatre; Music in Late Renaissance and Early Baroque Italy; “Oklahoma!” The Making of an American Musical; and his recently published work (with Richard A. Goldthwaite), Orpheus in the Marketplace: Jacopo Peri and the Economy of Late Renaissance Florence.

Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto (London, 1724): A Concert in Costume?

Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (Vienna, 1786): Comic or…?

Verdi’s Rigoletto (Venice, 1851): From Play to Opera

Puccini’s La Bohème (Turin, 1896): The End of an Era?

Time & Cost

9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014. The tuition is $125 ($110 by May 21). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by May 21). 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional lunch on Saturday is $15.00.

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Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

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