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Opera Aficionado: Interactive Lecture Series: Opera for Laughs: Great Comic Moments in the World of Opera

San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera Opera Aficionado: Interactive Lecture Series: Opera for Laughs: Great Comic Moments in the World of Opera

Opera Aficionado is an exciting, new suite of programs designed for patrons who are passionate about opera. Aficionado provides an opportunity to learn more, dive deeper, and get an inside look at the world of opera.

As part of Opera Aficionado, our Interactive Lectures Series gives opera-goers around the world a front-row seat to scholarly talks, allowing attendees to dialogue with fellow opera lovers, experts, and special guests. Each month will be focused on a concept or theme relevant to all of us.

Opera for Laughs: Great Comic Moments in the World of Opera
Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 1PM

"Make 'em laugh!" Humor is one of the great human emotions. San Francisco Opera's Dramaturg Emeritus Kip Cranna looks at what makes comic opera truly funny, exploring the composer's role in giving comedy its spark, using video examples (with subtitles) of operatic humor from the 17th century to the present day. Come prepared to interact, ask questions, and laugh!

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Kip Cranna

Dramaturg Emeritus