Odyssey: To the Distant Beloved: Examining Beethoven's 'An die Ferne Geliebte' and 'Fidelio'

In this year of social distancing, none of us could have predicted the deep relevance of Beethoven's iconic song cycle An die Ferne Geliebte. Both the song cycle and Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, with its themes of personal sacrifice and triumph over political imprisonment, are just as galvanizing today as they were in 1805. Popular Odyssey lecturer Courtney Kalbacker invites you into a lively Zoom discussion of these fascinating pieces. The class will watch digital excerpts performed by some of the greatest interpreters of these works. Prof. Kalbacker will then delve into Beethoven's masterfully crafted themes that still resonate with us today.

912.587.01 via Zoom
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17 to 24, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $53 (two sessions).

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission; spouse for 50%. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact bhebron@jhu.edu for more information.