Sep 11

Verdi’s Il trovatore

David Ferris, Ph.D.

Explore the enthralling intersection of music and narrative in Giuseppe Verdi's masterwork, Il trovatore. This course delves deep into the rich tapestry of emotions, themes, and musical motifs woven throughout this timeless opera. Through engaging lectures along with video and musical selections, Professor Ferris will unravel the intricate storytelling techniques employed by Verdi to bring this dramatic tale to life. From the passionate romance between Leonora and Manrico to the sinister plots of the vengeful Count di Luna, every character and subplot is meticulously crafted to evoke powerful emotions and drive the narrative forward.

Verdi's innovative use of leitmotifs, his mastery of dramatic tension, and the cultural and historical contexts shaped Il trovatore into one of opera's most enduring classics. Whether you're a seasoned opera aficionado or new to the world of classical music, this course promises to deepen your appreciation for Verdi's genius and the timeless allure of Il trovatore.

Il trovatore will be on stage at Houston Grand Opera from October 18 - November 3, 2024.

Three-Week Course Schedule | Wednesdays
Sept 11 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sept 18 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sept 25 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class will be held in-person at WIH and simulcast via Zoom



Class Tuition

38 in stock

Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.