The Birth of Opera

How did this legendary spectacle of drama, poetry, dance, and music come to be? Gain literacy in the world of “classical music”!

Locations: Menlo Park

Cost: $100/hr.

Recommended hours: 6-9


  • Investigate the cultural “perfect storm” that gave rise to opera
  • See how opera fits into the Western narrative
  • Listen as history comes to life in musical examples

To Enroll Call (650) 331-3251/ (408) 345–5200


Course Description:

Learn about the evolution of text delivered in song and how it led to an art form that has served as a mirror to Western history since 1598. This exploration of what Richard Wagner called the “universal artwork” is open to beginners and veterans alike. The course will focus primarily on the cultural significance of opera as opposed to the nuts and bolts of music theory. A great way to prepare for humanities seminars in college!

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Students who stay actively engaged in the learning process during the summer perform better during the school year.

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