Opera Novice

New opera-goer? Wondering if you'd like it? Just want more insight into opera? Come to the Margaret C. Winston Madison Opera Center for a short, fun, and informative evening about the art form that is opera. Learn about different aspects of opera, enjoy a live performance, and have the chance to ask questions. It's the perfect jump-start for the opera curious.

Opera Novice is FREE and open to the public, but reservations are requested so we can guarantee everyone gets a chair. All Opera Novice events take place at The Margaret C. Winston Madison Opera Center, 335 W. Mifflin Street, Madison.



Romeo & Juliet | Shakespearean Opera

Gounod's Romeo & Juliet is one of the most famous operas based on Shakespeare, but it's far from the only one.  Learn about composers inspired by Shakespeare, with multimedia examples, and hear Studio Artist Anna Polum sing an aria from Romeo & Juliet.

Friday, October 14, 2016 • 6-7 p.m.
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Charlie Parker's Yardbird | Jazz Opera?
Friday, January 20, 2017 • 6-7 p.m.

The Magic Flute | The Magic of Mozart
Friday, March 31, 2017 • 6-7 p.m.




Romeo & Juliet
Nov. 4 & 6, 2016

Charlie Parker's 
Feb. 10 & 12, 2017

The Magic Flute
April 21 & 23, 2017

Opera in the Park 2017
July 22, 2017