• Growing Pains: Opera from birth to adolescence

    Take a summer class at OPERA America/National Opera Center in NYC!

    Thursday evenings from May 31st through July 5th

    7:30 to 8:30 pm


    National Opera Center

    330 7th Avenue 

    (between W 28th Street and W 29th Street) 

    7th floor 


    Cost: $150


    *Register by May 29th and pay only $125*

    Artistic Director Paul Linkletter will explore Baroque opera in all its profligate variety. With lots of surprises! Nothing stuffy. Salty language will be spoken. Irreverence, pointed observations, controversial conclusions, answers to questions you didn’t know you had—all included for free! Guided listening will be a huge part of the agenda. Great works from Italy, France, Germany, and England. (Maybe a few other places, too.) So both musician and non-musician alike will find something to peak his/her interest. 

    • Receive 24 complete opera recordings, with full libretti and English translations. 
    • A complete timeline of who what when where why and (most certainly) how.

    Course requirements: Tablet or laptop computer and a Dropbox account. 

    (Available free at www.dropbox.com.)

    Be aware that space is strictly limited.

    * No full nor partial refunds can be processed after May 29th.

    * No full nor partial refunds can be processed after May 29th.

    About Paul Linkletter


    Paul Linkletter taught his first music class before he finished college. He has been helping musicians and non-musicians alike learn about music in myriad varieties ever since. He has a degree BA in voice, and an MFA in theater: a strong combination for working with staged music. He studied voice and early music at The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin. He sang with The Texas Early Music Ensemble for years, performing in churches, concerts, and fully staged Baroque operas. As Artistic Director of The F.R.E.D.Chamber Players in New York City, he routinely programmed and performed music of every era, from Renaissance through Twenty-first Century. He has directed many staged performances of arias, song cycles, opera, and operetta. He owns a collection of thousands of vocal recordings.