Posted December 18, 2015

Speight Jenkins will teach another series of classes at Stanford in the Continuing Education Department

5 evening sessions beginning January 18th through February 15th. cost is $225

What makes the Italian tenor so special? The Russian basso? The German heroic voice? The mystique of opera is tied into the voices—tenor, soprano, baritone, mezzo-soprano, bass, and all sorts of varieties of these.

In this course, we will examine such remarkable artists as Enrico Caruso, Risë Stevens, Kirsten Flagstad, Luciano Pavarotti, Cesare Siepi, Leonard Warren, Jussi Björling, Stephanie Blythe, and Jonas Kaufmann as well as explore how a few artists such as Joan Sutherland, Plácido Domingo, and Maria Callas changed opera. Along the way, we will consider what it takes to sing baroque, classical, Romantic, veristic, and expressionistic music. – See more at: