|ABOUT THE GROUP|
|Group Convenor:||Paul Martinez||Phone: 0730 507 1206|
|Assistant Convenor:||David Dobbs||Phone: 0777 261 2605|
|Assistant Convenor:||Colin Jones||Phone: 0788 128 9298|
|Meeting venue:||By Zoom||10:00 on the 1st Wednesday of the month|
We meet once a month by Zoom on the first Wednesday at 10:00am. At each meeting we discuss an opera we have all watched in the preceding fortnight and one of us introduces the next opera we are going to watch in the next fortnight. So far, we have never had to pay to watch an opera, since there are so many operas available to stream for free.
We are a mix of opera novices and quite experienced opera fans and everyone is welcome whatever your level of prior knowledge. To be able to join the Zoom discussion you will need a computer/laptop/tablet with a camera and microphone capability.
We have been watching operas on YouTube, usually on the Operavision site. The Operavision operas are usually high quality in performance, picture and audio. There are 30 to 40 operas available at any one time and they are usually available for a couple of months each, all for free.
The repertoire is, if anything, particularly strong on operas which are less well known although there are lots of popular classics as well. Although we are not terribly advanced technically we are making use of the zoom facility for the host to show opera clips using the shared screen.
We are always keen to welcome new members, so why not give us a try?
We will be discussing Lucia when we meet next at 10:00am on 3rd August. The production we will be discussing is from San Francisco opera. Search Lucia Donizetti San Francisco on YouTube.
For an overview of future meetings click View Public Calendar and select Opera Study from the drop-down list. Alternatively, members of Carlton & Gedling U3A may Login to the Members Portal to access more detailed information about future meetings.
CONTACT THE GROUP CONVENOR
|To send an email to Paul, click Contact the Opera Study Group.|
|David Dobbs||Paul Martinez|