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[Opera Aficionado: Interactive Lecture Series] Selling Your Soul at the Opera: The Faust Myth On Stage and In Song

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San Francisco Opera [Opera Aficionado: Interactive Lecture Series] Selling Your Soul at the Opera: The Faust Myth On Stage and In Song

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.

Speaker: Dramaturg Emeritus Kip Cranna

A Deal with the Devil. What could be spookier! Countless works of theater and opera —not to mention cinema— are steeped in the legend of Faust. He sold his soul, but for what? Either youth, wealth, power, glory, or knowledge, depending on who tells the story. Which also determines whether he goes to Heaven or Hell at the end. San Francisco Opera Dramaturg Emeritus Kip Cranna leads this interactive video exploration of the rich and potent world of Faustian dramas. (Note: The Devil is not always a "He.")

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Kip Crana

Dramaturg Emeritus