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The Palm Beach Opera Summer Listening Club

The Palm Beach Opera Summer Listening Club

Join us for The Palm Beach Opera Summer Listening Club, a summer celebration of the power of opera! Sharpen your active listening through lively discussion as we explore the power of storytelling through music. Connect with opera buffs and opera newcomers through this brand-new program. Free; please register.

Love Duets

Wednesday, July 26 @ 1 pm

Love is in the air! Compare Rosina and Count Almaviva’s madcap romance in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville with Aida and Radames’s doomed relationship in Verdi’s Aida. Then guess how a mystery couple’s story ends: will they end up together, or is it an ill-fated match?

Opera Overtures and Interludes

Wednesday, August 2 @ 1 pm

Join Palm Beach Symphony’s Education & Programming Associate, Bryce Seliger in an exploration of the colors and textures in music for Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner and Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten’s music. Find out why these stirring orchestral pieces have made their mark in both the opera house and the concert hall.

Bad Guys, Good Music

Wednesday, August 9, 1:00-2:00

Meet opera’s most nefarious villains! Delve into Don Giovanni’s libertine ways in Mozart’s opera. Meet Gounod’s Mephistopheles, the demon who tempts Faust in Gounod’s classic. Hear Scarpia proclaim his all-consuming desire for Tosca in Puccini’s masterpiece.

Audience Choice

Wednesday, August 16 @ 1 pm

Come to the first three club meetings to vote for the final topic for 2023! Possibilities include Divas in their Signature Roles, Landmark Opera Choruses, or Opera in Film.