Marc Courtade

Marc Courtade is Executive Director of the Huntington Arts Council, which promotes artists and the Arts throughout Long Island. He is a specialist in musical theatre and opera, as well as an avid performer who has appeared in numerous productions both locally and in the Tri-State Area. Professor Courtade has additionally served as an adjunct professor teaching Arts Management at the college level.

The Lectures

ANNA NETREBKO: A 21st CENTURY DIVA

10:30 - 12:30 pm
Monday , November 18

1 Sessions
Fee: $30.00
Lectures:

Anna Netrebko is the most captivating opera singer of our time. She has been singing professionally for over 25 years, beginning with a light, lyric voice. Over the years her voice has matured and darkened, greatly expanding the repertoire that suits her. She is…

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GROUND BREAKING MUSICALS

10:30 – 12:30 pm
Fridays , January 24 - January 31

2 Sessions
Fee: $60.00
Lectures:

This course will examine two groundbreaking American musicals. Show Boat was written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II in 1927, based on Edna Ferber’s sprawling novel. This show has undergone various transformations, with recent productions making choices from the wealth of material to…

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Musicals Of The 1930s

10:30 - 12:30 pm
Mondays , September 23 - October 7

3 Sessions
Lectures:

This course will examine musicals by masters of the genre, Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin and Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. The 1930s were still the era of Musical Comedy, with weak books and silly plots. Some shows, however, pushed boundaries and paved…

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SOPRANOS OF TODAY

10:30 – 12:30 pm
Fridays , February 21 - February 28

2 Sessions
Fee: $60.00
Lectures:

Opera in the 21st Century covers a wide range of musical genres and styles. Singers today need to have a broader musical vocabulary than in the past, and sing in a variety of languages and styles that was not expected 50 years ago. Sopranos…

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