Types of Course Materials

  • Webinars

    This online course includes four live webinar sessions featuring a combination of lectures and recorded performances to bring our in-person programming to our online learners.

  • Handouts

    Each lesson includes a handout with additional information, providing the opportunity to engage deeply with topic.


Jane Marsh


Soprano Jane Marsh was the first singer to win the Gold Medal at Moscow’s International Tchaikovsky Competition. She made her debut at Italy’s Spoleto Festival as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello and has been heard at most of the world’s major festivals, opera houses, and concert halls. In addition to Verdi, Strauss, and bel canto, her repertoire includes the heroines of Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. She leads master classes in the U.S. and Europe and has appeared, as performer and host, in international and U.S. radio and television programs. Her music anthology Spirit Be Joyful!, for which she created the singing translations and transliterations, was published in 2008. She joined the Guild’s roster of presenters in 2007 and is the co-creator of the Guild’s Masterly Singing series and young artist programs. She currently serves as an artistic advisor and program consultant. She was awarded the New York Handel Medallion for exceptional contributions to the city’s cultural life.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • About this Course

  • 2

    Week 1: Il Barbiere di Siviglia—Gioachino Rossini

    • About this Session

    • Webinar Recording: Il Barbiere di Siviglia

    • Handout: Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Gioachino Rossini

  • 3

    Week 2: Don Giovanni—Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    • About this Session

    • Webinar Recording: Don Giovanni

    • Handout: Don Giovanni - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • 4

    Week 3: Carmen—Georges Bizet

    • About this Session

    • Webinar Recording - Carmen

    • Handout: Carmen - Georges Bizet

  • 5

    Week 4: Il Trovatore—Giuseppe Verdi

    • About this Session

    • Webinar Recording - Il Trovatore

    • Handout: Il Trovatore - Giuseppe Verdi