Pricing options

Types of Course Materials

  • Lectures

    All Metropolitan Opera Guild online courses include a variety of lecture video footage to help bring our in-person programming to our online learners.

  • Handouts

    Each lesson includes a handout with additional information as well as links to supplemental readings, providing the opportunity to engage more deeply with the composers and works under study.

  • Musical Examples

    Lessons include audio and video examples, as well as links to additional media resources to enrich the exploration of concepts discussed in the lectures and readings.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    About this Course

    • About this Course

    • Introduction Video

  • 2

    The Origins of the Opera and the Baroque Era

    • About this Lesson

    • Video Lecture: The Origins of Opera and the Baroque Era, Part 1

    • Video Lecture: The Origins of Opera and the Baroque Era, Part 2

    • Handout: The Origins of Opera and the Baroque Period

  • 3

    The Classical Period

    • About this Lesson

    • Video Lecture: The Classical Period, Part 1

    • Video Lecture: The Classical Period, Part 2

    • Handout: The Classical Period

  • 4

    The Romantic Period

    • About this Lesson

    • Video Lecture: The Romantic Era, Part 1

    • Video Lecture: The Romantic Era, Part 2

    • Video Lecture: The Romantic Era, Part 3

    • Handout: The Romantic Period

  • 5

    The 20th Century

    • About this Lesson

    • Video Lecture: The 20th Century, Part 1

    • Video Lecture: The 20th Century, Part 2

    • Handout: The 20th Century

  • 6

    Conclusion

    • Course Conclusion Survey

Instructor(s)

Dr. Naomi Barrettara

Lecturer

Dr. Naomi Barrettara is a program development consultant and lecturer at The Metropolitan Opera Guild involved with several of the Guild’s community programs, including Opera Boot Camp, Score Reading, Continuing Education classes and Online Learning courses. She is also a co-host on The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, and in her work producing the podcast between fall 2015 and summer 2020, the podcast reached over 1.25 million listeners. In addition to her work at the Guild, Naomi is a co-founder and co-host of the podcast Opera After Dark, and works on various freelance digital media projects. Naomi holds a PhD in Musicology from The Graduate Center, City University of New York, with an additional certificate in interactive technology and pedagogy. Her main research areas include opera studies, public musicology, and classical music in the digital age.