“Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man’s faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.”- Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini was a man of the theater. He had a refined talent for the theatrical, for capturing the heartbeat of the character and situation. Known for his compositions of La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot, his art mirrored his life. Innovative and thinking outside the proverbial box, he created his operas with the audience in mind.
Join Maestro Joseph Mechavich, Kentucky Opera's Artistic Advisor, and a few special guests for these six classes for a look at his life and examine his works. Each class will feature an informative lecture contextualizing his operas. The course will also include Question and Answer sessions with special guests from the opera industry. Listening examples, articles, and other materials will be provided prior to each lecture to provide background and spark discussion.