Opera 101 Class

September 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
2317 Montana Ave
Billings, MT 59101
NOVA Center for the Performing Arts
Opera 101 Class @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts | Billings | Montana | United States

Opera 101: Backstage at the Opera

Get more out of the upcoming opera, Nosferatu, a production of the Rimrock Opera Foundation and NOVA Center for the Performing Arts.  This eerie but beautiful production is based on the classic silent film by F. W. Murnau.  Opera 101: Backstage at the Opera will provide opera lovers and opera newcomers background information and a deeper opera experience.  Nosferatu will be staged at the Alberta Bair Theater on Saturday, October 27th at 7:30 pm.

Backstage at the Opera is an opportunity to explore Rimrock Opera Foundation and NOVA’s upcoming production Nosferatu.  Participants will learn about Composer Alva Henderson, Librettist Dana Gioia, the music, and attend a working rehearsal. A study guide is available on line – http://rimrockoperafoundation.org/performance/nosfer_synop.html

The class will be three consecutive Sundays at 2pm – September 30, October 7, and October 14 at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave., Billings

— Tuition is $30. Payment can be made at the first class session (NOVA).

— Class length 1.5-2 hrs


Rimrock Opera Company produced the world premiere of Nosferatu in October 2004. Classes will be led by Douglas Nagel, former Artistic Director of Rimrock Opera Company, current NOVA Board Vice President and Department Co-Chair and Associate Professor of Music MSU Billings.

Nosferatu will be performed at the Alberta Bair Theater October 27 @ 7:30 PM Tickets are available at the ABT or online http://www.albertabairtheater.org/event-detail/766/Nosferatu/

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