Online Learning Courses

Do you want to know a bit more about the operas we perform? Then this is the place for you! For each opera, a music scholar puts together a guide that delves into the plot of the opera, the music, the life of the composer, and many other topics. Here are the courses we currently have available.

In the weeks leading up to Utah Opera productions, we will post lessons about the opera’s history and music. If you’d like to be notified when new materials become available, sign up here.

2016-17 Season

Don Giovanni by Mozart

Materials created by Luke Howard:

Opera Commentaries from the playbill

The Long Walk

Materials created by Carol Anderson:

Additional Resources:

Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti

Materials created by Paul Dorgan:

Man of la Mancha by Leigh materials created by Ross Hagen.

Carmen by Bizet

Materials created by Paul Dorgan:

2015-16 Season

The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart

Materials created by Luke Howard:

Aìda by Giuseppe Verdi

Materials created by Paul Dorgan:

The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár, materials created by Ross Hagen.

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, materials created by Paul Dorgan.

2014-15 Season

The Rake's Progress by Igor Stravinsky, materials created by Dr. Carol Anderson

Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, materials created by Luke Howard

The Pearl Fishers by Georges Bizet, materials created by Ross Hagen.

Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, materials created by Paul Dorgan.

 

2013-14 Season
This season was supported by Dr. Ralph and Judith Vander Heide.

The Abduction from the Seraglio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, materials created by Dr. Luke Howard.

Turandot by Giacomo Puccini, materials created by Dr. Sue Neimoyer.

La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, materials created by Ross Hagen.

Salome by Richard Strauss, materials created by Paul Dorgan.

2012-13 Season

The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart, materials created by Luke Howard.

Florencia en el Amazonas by Daniel Catán, materials created by Dr. Carol Anderson

Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi, materials created by Paul Dorgan

2011-12 Season

Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi

The Elixir of Love by Gioachino Rossini

Of Mice and Men by Carlisle Floyd

1.       The Creators of Tosca

2.       Tosca’s Historical Background

3.       Tosca Recordings    

4.       Tosca Further Reading

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