The Lexington Opera Society has announced its fall lineup of lectures by musicologist and vocal coach Tedrin Blair Lindsay, also a freelance music and theater critic for the Herald-Leader. Lindsay has presented the popular lecture series for several years now, offering insight into upcoming University of Kentucky Opera Theatre productions as well as the genre of opera in general. This year’s classes are as follows:
Sept. 29: The Phantom of the Opera and the career of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Oct. 6: Falling in love with opera: How to enjoy, appreciate, and understand opera
Oct. 13: Unlocking your inner critic: What to listen for in opera singers
Oct. 20: Unlocking your inner musicologist: What makes a great opera composer
Oct. 27: Larger than life: Opera’s most colorful scandals, shockers, and triumphs
Nov. 3: Does It matter? Opera’s relevance in culture past and present
All classes are at 10 a.m. in the Schmidt Vocal Arts Center on Rose Street, across from the Singletary Center for the Arts on the University of Kentucky campus. Classes are $20 for the general public, $5 students. Reservations are not necessary.