Language of Opera Learn to Speak the Language of Opera

Learn to Speak the Language of Opera


Neal Goren, Moderator

A Seminar for the novice as well as the aficionado, this seminar will increase your connoisseurship – and your enjoyment – of the world’s most passionate art form. With its syllabus tied to the current Metropolitan Opera season, this Seminar will turn you into an opera insider. Video will be used.

Session 1 Norma and the Art of Bel Canto
Session 2 The Art of Renée Fleming
Session 3 Pinning Down the Ineffable: How to Describe Voices
Session 4 Verismo Opera: Puccini’s La Bohème, Turandot, Madama Butterfly
Session 5 What Makes a Verdi Voice? (Requiem)
Session 6 What Makes a Great Mozartian Singer? (Le Nozze di Figaro, The Magic Flute)
Neal Goren

NEAL GOREN — Conductor, Founding Artistic Director of Gotham Chamber Opera. Goren has conducted throughout the U.S. and in Europe. He was the resident conductor of the 2015 Casalmaggiore Music Festival in Italy.

As a recital accompanist, Goren has performed with Leontyne Price (as her exclusive musical collaborator), Kathleen Battle, Hei-Kyung Hong, Harolyn Blackwell, Haken Hagegard, Thomas Hampson, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Aprile Millo, Hermann Prey, and others. He is an Associate Professor in the Graduate Opera Department of the Mannes College of Music.