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Opera Basics with Oliver Prezant: La Traviata
Opera Basics with Oliver Prezant: La Traviata

Fri, Apr 26

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Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse

Opera Basics with Oliver Prezant: La Traviata

Introducing the Santa Fe Opera’s 2024 Season. Join conductor and educator Oliver Prezant for a series of fun, informative talks on opera. These events are FREE. No reservation necessary. Seating is first come, first served.

Date, Time & Location

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Apr 26, 2024, 5:30 PM MDT

Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

About the Event

Each talk will introduce you to opera basics while previewing one of the five operas of the Santa Fe Opera’s 2024 season. For more than 25 years, Oliver Prezant’s unique presentations have helped thousands of newcomers and established opera lovers deepen their experience of music and opera.

  • Learn all about the stories, the characters, the music and the text;
  • Explore the building blocks of opera and how they’ve changed over time;
  • Gain insight into how to listen to the singers and the orchestra;
  • Get tips on how to understand the sets, props, costumes, and lighting;
  • Learn about the composers and librettists;
  • Develop an understanding of where each work fits within the history of opera.

Best of all, you’ll have a chance to go into each performance with the confidence to relax, enjoy, and get the most out of your experience in the opera house.

Visit OPERA BASICS on the Santa Fe Opera's website for further details about the series.

Dates of all presentations in the Series:

Friday, April 26 - La Traviata

Friday, May 10 - Don Giovanni

Friday, May 24 - The Righteous

Friday, June 7 - Der Rosenkavalier

Friday, June 21 – The Elixir of Love

About Oliver Prezant

Conductor and arts educator Oliver Prezant has presented lectures and education programs for organizations including the Santa Fe Opera, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Opera Southwest, Chamber Music Albuquerque, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and programs on the relationship of music and visual art for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the New Mexico Museum of Art, and the Albuquerque Museum of Art. He is currently the Executive and Artistic Director of Opus OP Arts and Education Projects, which provides music and arts programs for listeners, musicians, and teachers.

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