Register For the Love of It at Joslyn Castle

A Series on Opera

Spring 2014
The Joslyn Castle
3902 Davenport St.
Omaha, Nebraska
Programs on Wednesday Evenings
6:30 – 8:30 pm
April 9 – Ultimate Expression
May 14 – Going Broadway
May 21 – It’s Good to Be Bad
May 28 – Divas, Divos, Plus Maestros
June 11 – Nothing Like The Present: What’s New?
Series $125
Individual Programs $30
Student Series $20
Student Individual Programs $5

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Opera Then and Now

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Course Description

Opera Then and Now surveys the history of opera from its birth with the Florentine Camerata and its first master, Claudio Monteverdi through the Baroque, Classical, Romantic  and 20th century Modern periods. It will be offered Fall Semester 2014.

OTN looks at opera as an elaborate multi-media form of storytelling. It focuses on the three main groups who from Then to Now have created opera:

  • The Creators (composers and librettists)
  • The Enactors (singers, designers, directors, conductors)
  • The Audience

Each semester OTN takes advantage of performances at Opera Omaha and the Met HD at Film Streams to provide students with the experience of great works. UNO students receive opportunities to attend events free of charge. Class time is split between historic timelines, trends and innovations and audio highlights of opera’s most significant works.

UNO Students

Adjunct Professor: Hal France
Fall Semester 2014
Course number MUS 4000-002
Call Number 22855-Special Studies in Music
Wednesdays from 6:00 – 9:00 pm in Strauss 105
August – December 2014

The class carries 3 credit hours and is open to UNO upper level undergraduate students and graduate students for credit and community participants for auditing.

Grades for UNO students will be determined as follows: Mid-term exam 25%, Final Exam 25% and Final Paper 50%.

Auditors Welcome

OTN welcomes community auditors! Those wishing to audit can send check for $200 payable to University of Nebraska at Omaha "Opera Then and Now” to:

Barbara McCormack,
Department Secretary
Department of Music
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Strauss Performing Arts Center 213
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68182- 0245