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Opera in Eight Parts: Episodes 1-4 | Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Opera in Eight Parts

Opera in Eight Parts is a digital series of 8 episodes guiding viewers through the history and development of the operatic art form, from its beginnings in the 1600’s to the present day. Musicologists Dr.  William Everett and  Dr. Alison DeSimone of UMKC  and  Dr. Martin Nedbal of KU will host the episodes, which will be enriched by musical examples from the period and illustrated with images of period artworks from the collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum as curated by William Keyse Randolph, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs. Participating singers include Daniel Belcher, Kelly Morel, Scott Conner, Kaylie Kahlich, Keith Klein, Vanessa Thomas, Kelli Van Meter, and Michael Wu. 

This digital series is available in two packages, each approximately one hour in length. Each package has four episodes, each representing a different period of time.

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Opera in Eight Parts: Episodes 1-4

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Opera in Eight Parts is a digital series of 8 episodes guiding viewers through the history and development of the operatic art form, from its beginnings in the 1600’s to the present day.

Included in this package:

  • Episode 1 - The Birth of a Genre: 1600-1650
    Featuring Musicologist Dr. Alison DeSimone and performances by Kelly Morel and Daniel Belcher
  • Episode 2 - The Glories of the Baroque: 1650-1750
    Featuring Musicologist Dr. Alison DeSimone and performances by Kelly Morel and Scott Conner
  • Episode 3 - Classical Opera in the Age of Gluck and Mozart: 1760s-1790s
    Featuring Musicologist Dr. Martin Nedbal and performances by Kaylie Kahlich, Kelly Morel and Daniel Belcher
  • Episode 4 - Italian Opera in the Nineteenth Century
    Featuring Musicologist Dr. William Everett and performances by Michael Wu and Scott Conner

Once you have completed your digital purchase you can access the content on your Account Content page. If you would like to view the content on your television, you can connect your computer to your television via an HDMI cable or wireless screen sharing. For more information about how to connect your computer or laptop to your TV, please check this article for detailed options.

Like many arts organizations during the pandemic, we've been getting into the movie making business to bring you the best possible digital content. We've hit some technical difficulties in our digital debut, but as they say in the theatre, the show must go on!! (..... a few days later.) 

Please accept our apologies for the delay. We think you’ll agree it was worth the wait.

This program will be available to view from October 19 to December 31, 2020. 

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