Speak! debuts in Lynchburg with Italiano all’Opera!
Our most popular course at Speak! in Charlottesville is NOW AVAILABLE IN DOWNTOWN LYNCHBURG at Opera on the James!
Thanks to the generosity of Opera on the James, Speak! will be offering Italiano all’Opera to Italian language and opera fans in the Lynchburg area this Spring (March 27-May 1st)!
Course Description: Could there be a more inspiring way to learn Italian than this special course devoted to the history, plots, passions and, of course, language of Italian opera? Newcomers and extreme beginners – as well as anyone eager for a refresher – are welcome to join! Italian native and teacher Patrizia Prevosto Johnson and MET Opera Orchestra veteran Mary Ann Archer will take beginners through arias from Verdi’s “La Traviata,” in anticipation of the MET HD live streaming of that opera on April 14, and arias from another Verdi favorite, “Rigoletto”. Using a textbook written in English and Italian, with lessons prepared by both teachers, students will learn the stories of the operas, practice simple Italian grammar exercises, work a crossword puzzle, watch scenes
from the operas,and perhaps even SING (at a slow speed) each aria’s words with the included CD. If you’ve wished to learn more about the stories,
the music, and the language of Italian opera, here is your golden opportunity!
- Instructors: Mary Ann Archer and Patrizia Johnson
- Lesson times: Tuesdays 1:00am – 2:30pm
- Course Dates: March 27- May 1
- Tuition: $175
- Please note: this class takes place in Lynchburg at Opera on The James: 710 Main Street, Lynchburg VA 24504
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Opera and Travel lover?
We still have a few spots left in our July Opera Trip to Italy! Click here for more info!
What would you like to see Speak! offer in Richmond: Italian, French, Spanish (etc) language classes? Please leave a comment below with your requests. We hope to offer more programs in Lynchburg starting in Fall 2012.