Princeton Festival Announces Free Virtual Lecture Series as Part of 2021 Slate

By David Salazar

The Princeton Festival has announced a series of free virtual events that will be featured as part of this year’s festival.

For the purposes of this article, we will focus on opera-related events, of which there will be four.

First up will be “What the Opera Meant to Paris in the 19th Century” led by Princeton Art Museum docent Marianne Grey as she traces opera through such artists as Manet, Renoir, and Pissarro.

Streaming Date: June 11, 2021

“Wine, Women, and Song in Opera” will be led by Rutgers music professor Timothy Urban.

Streaming Date: June 14, 2021

Harold Kuskin, who is a former Met Opera backstage tour guide and Overture series lecturer, will lead “Expressions of Love in Opera.”

Streaming Date: June 15, 2021

Finally, Stuart Hold, the Director of School Programs and Community Engagement at the Metropolitan Opera, will lead “Opera or Musical? – The Fine Line that Divides Them.”

Streaming Date: June 17, 2021