Is There a Unique American Opera Genre?


Friday, February 19, 12PM
Remote Lecture

$5 for Maltz Museum Members and CWRU – Siegal Lifelong Learning Members, $10 General

The American musical, as we know it, has held a unique place in the hearts and minds of music lovers. Although it had roots in European operettas, it is seen as uniquely American. But is there something we can call a uniquely American opera tradition and history? Lets’ explore together some examples like Porgy and Bess, West Side Story, The Ballad of Baby Doe all the way to today’s Hamilton. Can all of those be considered opera? What makes them American and do you have to be American to write one?

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