Productions

The Singspiel and Mozart

Posted by Utah Opera in Abduction, Online Learning

Lesson created by Dr. Luke Howard of the BYU School of Music. Few composers have exerted such a pronounced impact on the development of opera as Mozart.  Like his older colleague Christoph Gluck (1714-87), Mozart understood that the mid-18th century traditions of opera inherited from…

Mozart and Musical Exoticism

Posted by Utah Opera in Abduction, Online Learning

Lesson created by Dr. Luke Howard of the BYU School of Music. Enlightenment Europe in the 18th century seemed captivated by exotic cultures, a fascination expressed in its literature, art, design, and even music.  As the Christian church began to lose its monopoly on the…

Silk, Spices, and Food

Posted by Opera Gal in Community, Turandot

One of the key ways to experience a culture is through food. The food we eat depends on where we’re from and what the land has made available. Experimenting with these resources is what inspires a chef and transforms a chef into an artist. As…