Course DescriptionThis program presents commentary on the operas chosen by the Met to be featured on their "Live from the Met" HD series in the 2023-24 season. These productions are screened at movie theaters throughout the United States and worldwide. Offenkrantz will discuss the importance and historical significance of each work. In addition, video highlights from previous performances will be featured. Due to the sad and untimely passing of Maestro Giuseppe Albanese, Dr. Paul Offentrantz will be prestning this program.
- Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
- Date: Friday, December 8
- Location: Friedberg Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Building
Member - $30
$100 for any combination of four events, members only
Non-member - $35
One-time guest pass, Member or Non-member at the door - $35.
About the Instructor
Paul Offenkrantz, D.M. a graduate of Oberlin College, attended the Yale School of Music and earned a Master of Sacred Music from Hebrew Union College, where he was also ordained as a cantor. In his distinguished career, he has served communities in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and West Palm Beach. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Hebrew Union College and received rabbinic ordination from The Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute. He began singing professionally on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera at the age of nine and appeared in over 30 different operas at the MET over the course of five seasons. He has worked with Leonard Bernstein, Richard Tucker, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, and many other important artists. He concertizes and lectures extensively throughout South Florida and is also an adjunct professor of Music History at the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University.
Recipient of the 2000 Excellence in Teaching Award