Who’s Afraid of Opera: Part 1

Opera for Laughs: Great Moments from the World of Opera

It’s grand. It’s glorious. It’s over the top. It’s Opera! As a comic once remarked, “Opera is where a guy gets stabbed, and instead of bleeding… he sings!” Well yes of course he sings. It’s all about the beautiful vocalism, as intense human emotion comes to life in dramatic storytelling onstage. San Francisco Opera’s Dramaturg Emeritus Kip Cranna will shares his 40 years of experience as he explores the wonderful world of opera, using video examples (with English subtitles) to illustrate how opera got started and how it continues to have such power to stir our souls and touch our hearts. No previous experience necessary. Just watch, listen, and enjoy.

 This lecture was presented on December 3, 2019 at Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory in partnership with the Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert and was made possible by a generous gift from The Bartush Family Foundation.

Learn more about the Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert at https://palmspringsoperaguild.org/.