First Attempts: The First Operas of Famous Composers

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Course: First Attempts: The First Operas of Famous Composers
Tutor: Andrew Borkowski
Start Date: 2nd May 2018
Start Time: 09.45am
End Time: 4.00pm
Fee: £54.00 What's included?

During the day we will be considering a number of first operas by great composers such as Beethoven, Berlioz, Puccini, Richard Strauss, Verdi and Wagner. We will be exploring them not only on their own merits but also examining whether they provide a guide as to the likely development and future success of their creators. The works to be looked at will include Leonore, Benvenuto Cellini, Le villi, Guntram, Oberto and Die Feen.

Tutor Information

Andrew Borkowski LLB

Is Reader in Law, University of Bristol, where he taught for 42 years before retiring in 2007. He was awarded the University Teaching Prize in 2005 for outstanding contribution to teaching and is author of two widely used undergraduate law textbooks: Textbook on Roman Law ; Textbook on Succession (both OUP). Andrew was a Continuing Education Tutor in the Bristol University Music Department for many years, specialising in Italian opera, and also tutoring on the Undergraduate BA Music course. He has also been giving opera talks for the last 33 years to many music and arts societies, as well as to the branches of the Friends of Welsh National Opera and pre-performance talks for WNO. He is the National Chairman of the WNO Friends (twice) and has been Chairman of the Bristol WNO Friends three times.

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