Odyssey: Werther—Opera at the BCO

Could there be a more tragic story than Werther? So much so that the Paris Opera-Comique rejected it in favor of Massenet's much cheerier opera, Manon. Massenet persevered though, and Werther finally received its premiere in 1892 in Vienna in a German language version. But the opera eventually appeared at the Paris Opera-Comique in 1903 and went on to receive more than 1,000 performances over the next half century. If anyone can get a laugh out of a tragedy, James Harp is that man. Join Jim at the piano for two lectures and a special performance option with the Baltimore Concert Opera at the historic Engineers Club, at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, 11 W. Mt. Vernon Place.

912.560.01 $51 (lectures only) two sessions, $51
912.560.02 $90 (lectures and performance) , $90

Lectures: Saturdays, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Homewood campus Performance: Sunday, Nov. 12, 3 p.m. Baltimore Concert Opera at the Engineers Club

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80 percent tuition remission; spouse/same-sex domestic partners, for 50 percent. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516.