Events

Relating to Opera Lecture Series: Reviving the 18th century - Handel, Rameau, Gluck, Mozart
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 4:00pm
Relating to Opera Lecture Series: Reviving the 18th century - Handel, Rameau, Gluck, Mozart

Relating to Opera Lecture Series: Reviving the 18th century - Handel, Rameau, Gluck, Mozart

Tuesday, April 9
Wednesday, April 10
4:00 - 6:30 PM
Lincoln Hall 225
Free and open to the public

The early opera movement has flourished over the past forty years. What draws us to these works today, as many as 300 years after they appeared, and what is it about historical performance practice that makes them seem more alive than ever? We’ll preview Mozart’s delightful The Pretend Gardener (La finta giardiniera), which will be presented by Portland State University Opera, April 19-28. Series participants will have the opportunity to attend a rehearsal of the opera (date to be announced).

Relating to Opera is a series of talks designed to engage those who are curious about opera and want to learn more, as well as passionate operalovers. We will explore the rich history of the art form, while attempting to answer the question, “What makes opera relevant today?” The series features plenty of music spanning over 500 years, including definitive recordings and live performances by PSU students and faculty and guest artists. Each session will offer background and insight on current local presentations and productions.