15 2021

Exploring Opera: Alluring America

4:00PM - 5:30PM  


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Exploring Opera: Alluring America

The United States has been the setting of operas by native and foreign composers alike. Celebrate our country by joining popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol for a journey through some of the masterpieces set in locations from Boston to California, from New York to New Orleans. Video performance clips bring the beauty of this soaring art form into the discussion. This class is terrific for opera newcomers and long-time fans! Come for the music; stay for the fun!


  • "Early Bird" Ticket: $12.50, available until 48-hours prior to the class.
  • "Regular" Ticket: $15.00, available until 15-minutes prior to the class.

Tickets: All tickets 1)are per device, not per person on Zoom, and 2) are non-refundable & non-exchangeable.



James Sokol started in the opera world under the leadership of Beverly Sills at New York City Opera. After working on projects with the Opera Company of Philadelphia while in graduate school, Sokol moved west to work at San Francisco Opera. He is a former Executive Director of Pocket Opera and a Founding Member of the Singers Development Foundation. He has been teaching throughout the SF Bay Area for over 25-years. He is also the Director of the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance and of the Kurland Center for Adult Learning & Living at the Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael, CA).