Living Masters of American Opera

When most people think of opera, they think of Italy, and understandably so! Many of the beloved operas were written by Italian composers. To this day, opera is much like a spectator sport in Italy. The Italians are not the only ones with a strong operatic tradition, though. There is a long lineage of great American operatic composers. This lecture peers into the works of living American greats. We examine the music of Philip Glass, John Adams, Carlisle Floyd and others who have shaped the sound of American opera. Come with open minds and open ears as we lead you on a journey through opera in its newest forms.