Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Western Civilization at Texas Tech University
and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Texas Tech University

Dates: 10/6 & 10/13/2014
Day: Mondays, 5:30-7pm
$30 for OLLIs
Location: Garden & Arts Center at 44th St & University Ave

Great art forms can speak profoundly to perennial issues of power, faith, justice and human responsibility. In some respects, this is especially true of opera because in combining words, music, and spectacle, it is simultaneously able to depict states of consciousness and levels of emotion inaccessible to other art forms. This course examines four unforgettable operas – Beethoven’s Fidelio, Verdi’s Don Carlos, Mussorgsky’sBoris Godunov and Adam’s Dr. Atomic – in their historical contexts, studying the ways in which they reflected, and sometimes influenced, the politics of their times.

Instructors: Dr. Steven Balch & Dr. Neil Kurtzman

Have questions? Call OLLI at 806-742-6554.
OLLI office hours are Monday – Thursday 9am-5pm. Friday 9am-Noon.