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Opera Through the Ages with Dr. Miriam Schildkret

"The Origins of Opera" - For Patrons 60 and Older
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 11:00am

Opera Through the Ages - A 3 Part Series

The first in a 3-part series, join Dr. Miriam Schildkret, PN1 as she brings you back to the origins of opera exploring how it has transformed throughout history. Your expedition, starting in the 1600’s, is complete with musical examples and exciting stories guiding you through the Classical period – the birthplace of several beloved operas. Whether you’re a new opera lover or longtime enthusiast, you’ll enjoy every twist and turn of opera’s exciting history!


Dr. Miriam Schildkret's Bio:
Miriam has been an Education Teaching Artist with Arizona Opera since 2017; She has performed Cinderella (Cindererlla), Third Lady/Queen of the Night/Papagena (The Mini-Magic Flute), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), and The Sea Witch (Rusalka: The Littlest Mermaid). Other favorite roles include Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Tisbe (La Cenerentola), Third Lady (The Magic Flute), and Kate (Owen Wingrave). Miriam has been a lecturer and motivational speaker through Arizona Opera's Virtual Masterclass Workshops since Fall 2020. She is a certified Nutrition Coach, and has spoken with students and adults across the nation about health, performance anxiety, opera history, and other topics. Miriam was featured in the Arizona PBS series Desert Canvas, a collection of stories about local artists and their impact on the community, and was also a speaker with TEDx Scottsdale Women.


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