Met Opera Guild Unveils Online Learning Curriculum

First Courses Focus on Librettists, Wagner

By David Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera Guild has announced that it will launch the first-ever online opera learning curriculum.

The organization unveiled a series of Online Learning Courses entitled “Libretti and Librettists” as its first such course. It will be followed by “Wagner’s Ring: Music Motifs, and Magic,” which will open for enrollment in May.

“Libretti and Librettists” is made up of five classes that focus on such famed opera writers and poets as Lorenzo da Ponte, Salvadore Cammarano, Giuseppe Giacosa, and Luigi Illica. Participants will get a chance to better understand the process of adapting and interpreting texts within operatic frameworks, among other things.

“The success of The Metropolitan Opera Guild podcast shows a high demand for our programming outside of New York,” said Thomas M. Martin, Managing Director, Metropolitan Opera Guild in a press release. “With our Online Learning courses, we are pleased to be able to expand our reach to those who wish to take their opera education to the next level, but may not have access to our material in-person.”