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Coffee @ Kerr

Virtual Lecture Series

The Coffee @ Kerr series will continue through our 2020/21 Season and feature virtual lectures designed to enhance your understand of the music, themes, and history behind opera. Join us for a free virtual music and lecture series at the Kerr Cultural Center. Each lecture is designed to enhance your understanding of the music, themes, and history of opera, capped off by a musical selection sung by an Arizona Opera Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artist.

Reservations are available through the Kerr Cultural Center two weeks before each event.

 

 

Schedule:
 

The Invention of Opera

Date and Time: October 28, 2020 at 10:30 AM
Location: Kerr Cultural Center (Virtual Event)

Have you ever wondered where it all began? Presented by Brian DeMaris, Artistic Director of Music Theatre, and Opera at Arizona State University, “The Invention of Opera” will take us through the history of opera and where it came from up to the Mozart opera’s we know and love today. The presentation will conclude with a live performance from one of the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio Artists.

     

 

The Invention of the American Musical

Date and Time: November 18, 2020 at 10:30 AM
Location: Kerr Cultural Center (Virtual Event)

Opera? Musical? What is the difference? Join Artistic Director of Music Theatre, and Opera at Arizona State University, Brian DeMaris, as we dive into the Invention of the American Musical. In this presentation we will learn about the history of musical theatre and where it came from, including Operetta, Minstrelsy, Vaudeville, and early Musical Comedy. The presentation will conclude with a live performance from one of the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio Artists.