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Types of Course Materials

  • Live Webinars

    This Metropolitan Opera Guild online courses includes lectures in the form of live webinars 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 deeply with the conductors and works under study.

  • Musical Examples

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

Instructor

Dr. Naomi Barrettara

Lecturer

Dr. Naomi Barrettara is a program development consultant and staff lecturer at The Metropolitan Opera Guild involved with several of the Guild’s community programs, including Opera Boot Camp, Score Reading, and Continuing Education classes. She is also a cohost and producer of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, established in the fall of 2015. In addition to her work at the Guild, Naomi is a cofounder and cohost of the podcast Opera After Dark, and works on various freelance digital media projects. Naomi holds a Ph.D. 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.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • About this Course

  • 2

    The Musical Language of Magic and Enchantment Across Opera History

    • About this Lesson

    • Live Webinar: The Musical Language of Magic and Enchantment Across Opera History

    • Handout: The Musical Language of Magic and Enchantment Across Opera History

  • 3

    Folklore and Fairy Tales

    • About this Lesson

    • Live Webinar: Folklore and Fairy Tales

    • Handout: Folklore and Fairy Tales

  • 4

    Remixing Fairy Tales and Ancient Writings

    • About this Lesson

    • Live Webinar: Remixing Fairy Tales and Ancient Writings

    • Handout: Remixing Fairy Tales and Ancient Writings

  • 5

    The Fusion of Fairy Tales and Other Worldly Realms

    • About this Lesson

    • Live Webinar: The Fusion of Fairy Tales and Other Worldly Realms

    • Handout: The Fusion of Fairy Tales and Other Worldly Realms

  • 6

    Conclusion

    • Course Conclusion Survey

FAQ

  • When is this course occurring?

    This Opera Boot Camp is structured in four sessions, presented live and spread over two consecutive Saturdays. The four live webinars will take place on Saturday, February 20 at 11:00AM-12:30PM and 1:30PM - 3:00PM, and Saturday, February 27 at 11:00AM-12:30PM and 1:30PM - 3:00PM.

  • Can I watch the lectures after they have happened live?

    Each live webinar will be recorded, and then uploaded to the course player. You will receive an email when the recording is available, and you will have access for 72 hours.

  • How many lectures are included in this course?

    This course is composed of four live webinar lectures. Each lecture has a coordinating handout with additional information and supplemental readings.