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Talk Event “Let’s Explore the Pleasure of Opera! Metropolitan Opera’s 2023-2024 Season” at The Nippon Club

A talk event, “Let’s Explore the Pleasure of Opera! Metropolitan Opera’s 2023-2024 Season” on Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 pm. The 2023-2024 Season starts on September 26, 2023. What kind of operas will be performed this season? What are the highlights of the season? Fred Plotkin, one of America’s foremost experts on opera, and an “opera explorer” who loves opera, will answer your questions, and will also talk about the entire season’s program. This talk event will be in the form of a dialogue in English between Fred Plotkin and Sumiko Ito (interviewer). In the second part, the members of The “Let’s Explore the Pleasure of Opera!”committee will talk about their recommendations for the opera in the 2023-2024 season.


Date/Time
October 5
6:00 PM~8:30 PM(ET)

Venue
Gallery Space, 7th Floor of the Nippon Club
(145 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019)

Registration Fee
Members $20 / Non-member $30 (Students $20)
*drinks included

 
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  Profile

Fred Plotkin

One of America’s most prominent opera commentators. He has a wide range of activities such as commentary on radio and television, lectures at opera houses such as Met, museums, and blogs. He holds the “Adventures of Italian Opera” course at New York University and offers interviews with famous opera singers and conductors. His writings include the best-selling “Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Enjoying Opera” and “Classical Music 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Enjoying Classical Music”. He currently lives in New York.


Sumiko Ito

Lives in New York. After working as a national government employee of the Japanese government and an investment banker, became a business strategy consultant for a company. She has served on the board of art foundations in Japan and the United States, and is currently a board member of the Kronos Quartet Performing Arts (San Francisco). After learning about Jonas Kaufmann, she became an opera freak, and in November 2016, translated and published “Jonas Kaufmann: Tenor.”


【Contact】The Nippon Club (info@nipponclub.org)

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