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From Opera to Operetta

Program Number: 11139RJ
Start and End Dates:
3/10/2013 - 3/15/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Price starting at: $735.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Arts, Misc. Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Journey through operatic ages and trends, beginning with the Italian bel canto operas of Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini. Learn how bel canto influenced the French tradition — especially Opera Comique — which in turn evolved into what we know as operetta. Just as bad champagne can leave you with a headache and great champagne can lift you to celebratory heights, so operetta behaves in the classical music world! We’ll survey only the good: Offenbach, Lehar, Strauss, and Sullivan.




Highlights

• Find out why “bel canto” is not simply a description of singing but a complex style demanded by operas of the day where emphasis on vocal beauty and brilliant technique carried productions and excited audiences more than story development.
• Spend an afternoon in the Peabody Archive collection viewing costumes, scores, and photos of famous opera singers with Peabody's archivist.
• During a special multi-course meal at a favorite Baltimore restaurant, enjoy vibrant singers performing beloved arias between courses.



Coordinated by Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.




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Accommodations
Stay at the Peabody Inn, on the Peabody Institute’s campus, in comfortable rooms with private baths. All meals included. Walk one-half block to cafeteria. Call Road Scholar Participant Services toll free at (877) 426-8056 to reserve a handicapped-accessible room or wheelchair.
Meals and Lodgings
   Peabody Inn
  Baltimore, MD 5 nights
 Peabody Inn
Type: Other
  Description: The Peabody Inn, in Baltimore's historic Mt. Vernon area, provides comfortable accommodations to participants in the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University's Road Scholar program. The Inn, located in four townhouses on the Peabody Institute campus, was renovated for the Road Scholar program and provides rooms that are unique in their configuration. See details below.
  Contact info: 605 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 USA
phone: 410-234-4770
web: www.peabody.jhu.edu/roadscholar
  Room amenities: Please see Facility Amenities.
  Facility amenities: The Inn is actually upgraded dorm space, with 2 twin beds in each room, wall-to-wall carpeting, matching bedspreads and drapes, telephone, radio alarm clock, dresser, desk and chair, private bathroom, and AC or heat in each room, depending on the season. A locked safe is available in each room. Bed linens, blankets and pillows are provided. Rooms are freshened and beds are made daily. Fresh towels are replaced on Mondays and Wednesdays. TVs are not provided in the rooms; however, a TV is located in Classroom B and available for viewing when class is not in session. Coffee makers, hair dryers, shower caps, etc. are not provided in the room. There are grab bars in all bathrooms at Peabody Inn. We are committed to making Road Scholar programs accessible to everyone, but please call us in advance so we can plan to accommodate your needs. We have wheel chairs, portable raised toilet seats, and shower chairs available; simply call ahead to reserve them. Classrooms are located in the Peabody Inn and you will be required to walk about ˝ block to the cafeteria in the next building, and the equivalent of 1˝ blocks to the evening recitals. Most of the walking is inside buildings on flat surfaces and elevators are available to move you to different levels. All routes are wheel chair accessible.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $60 An additional night on Friday, March 15, 2013 is not available. Must make reservation in advance for an additional night on Saturday, March 9, 2013 by calling Peabody Road Scholar/Peabody Inn at 410-234-4770 during normal business hours.
  Check in time: 1:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $60 An additional night on Friday, March 15, 2013 is not available. Must make reservation in advance for an additional night on Saturday, March 9, 2013 by calling Peabody Road Scholar/Peabody Inn at 410-234-4770 during normal business hours.
  Check out time: 11:30 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check in from 1:00-3:30 pm. Orientation to follow. You will be staying at Peabody Inn that night.
  End of Program:
Ends after lunch at 12:30 pm. Check out by 1:00 pm. You will be staying at Peabody Inn the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Please note that program staff are unable to provide nursing or personal care. We may, at our option, require certification from a medical professional indicating participants are able to provide their own basic care.
  Parking availability:
Parking in the Peabody Garage for the week (Sunday- Friday) is $50.00. Visa, Mastercard, or check accepted. Unlimited in and out privileges. Garage clearance 7 feet; cannot accommodate RVs or vans with items on a roof rack. Located on St. Paul St.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Baltimore, MD
  Nearest city or town:  Located in downtown Baltimore.
  Nearest highway: Interstate 95.
  Nearest airport:  Baltimore Washington International (BWI) is the closest airport. We DO NOT recommend using Reagan International or Dulles International Airports, as they are NOT close to Baltimore and transportation to Peabody will incur a large taxi fare.
  From End of Program
  Location: Baltimore, MD
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Baltimore--BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Taxi is approximately $35-40 one way (metered)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

35-40 minutes 

   

See driving directions for specific arrival instructions.

 

Greyhound Bus Terminal

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Taxi is approximately $10-15 one way (metered)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

10-15 minutes 

   

Bus Terminal address is 2110 Haines Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. See driving directions for specific arrival instructions.

 

Baltimore Penn Station

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Taxi is approximately $6-8 one way (metered)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

5 minutes 

   

See driving directions for specific arrival instructions.

 
Driving Directions
  Driving from the North I-83 (special directions) Whether driving by car or taking a cab, please follow these directions. There is a 10-minute grace period in the parking garage for you to be dropped off by cab. If you are driving south on 83 from Pennsylvania, follow signs to the 695 Beltway WEST, and travel west on 695 a short distance before getting back onto 83 South at Beltway Exit 23A. Travel on 83 south approximately 7 1/2 miles to exit 4, St. Paul Street (it is immediately after exit 5). Travel south on St. Paul Street through 9 traffic lights. You will see a small park on your right, which is Mt. Vernon Place. The Peabody Garage is on the right ˝ way down the block after the park. Turn right into the second archway to enter the garage. Our students will be there to greet you, direct you to a parking space and unload your car. When parking in the garage: Take a ticket from the machine and park your car in any of the spaces along the wall on the second level. Please do not park in a handicapped space or a space marked with a yellow key (key is painted on the concrete in front of the space). Leave the parking ticket in your car. You will give it to the garage attendant when you leave the garage on Friday. When our students unload your car they will walk you and your luggage to the Peabody Inn.
  Driving from the North I-95 (special directions) Whether driving by car or taking a cab, please follow these directions. There is a 10-minute grace period in the parking garage for you to be dropped off by cab. There are two routes to Baltimore from the north – I-95 for those of you coming from the Northeast (Philadelphia/New York City) and I-83 for those of you coming from points further west in Pennsylvania, New York, and Canada. There are additional routes into Baltimore from the North on 95 but they involve city driving through areas which are not clearly marked, or through a tunnel or over a bridge with tolls. The following are the least complicated routes. Driving on I-95: As you approach Baltimore begin to look for the exit marked 695 - Baltimore beltway to Towson. Take the 695 Beltway exit toward Towson. Continue on the Beltway to Exit 23A (I-83 South). Continue on 83 for approximately 7˝ miles to Exit 4, St. Paul St. (it is immediately after exit 5). Travel south on St. Paul Street through 9 traffic lights. You will see a small park on your right, which is Mt. Vernon Place. The Peabody Garage is on the right ˝ way down the block after the park. Turn right into the second archway to enter the garage. Between the hours of 1:00 and 3:30 PM on Sunday our students will be there to greet you, direct you to a parking space and unload your car. When parking in the garage: Take a ticket from the machine and park your car in any of the spaces along the wall on the second level. Please do not park in a handicapped space or a space marked with a yellow key (key is painted on the concrete in front of the space). Leave the parking ticket in your car. You will give it to the garage attendant when you leave the garage on Friday. When our students unload your car they will walk you and your luggage to the Peabody Inn.
  Driving from the South (special directions) Whether driving by car or taking a cab, please follow these directions. There is a 10-minute grace period in the parking garage for you to be dropped off by cab. Take 95 North all the way to Baltimore. As you are approaching Baltimore, you will see signs for 395 North to Downtown (Exit 53). Turn onto 395 North and follow the signs to Martin Luther King Blvd. Once you are on MLK Blvd. stay in the left hand lane as you follow MLK Blvd. about 1 ˝ miles to Howard Street. Turn left onto Howard Street. Take Howard about 1 mile to North Avenue. Turn right onto North Ave. Follow North Ave. Approximately 3 lights to St. Paul Street. Turn right onto St. Paul. Follow St. Paul about 1 mile south, traveling in the right lane. Just after Madison Street look for a park to the right. The Peabody Garage is ˝ way down the block after the park. Turn right into the second archway to enter the garage. Between the hours of 1:00 and 3:30 PM on Sunday our students will be there to greet you, direct you to a parking space and unload your car. When parking in the garage: Take a ticket from the machine and park your car in any of the spaces along the wall on the second level. Please do not park in a handicapped space or a space marked with a yellow key (key is painted on the concrete in front of the space). Leave the parking ticket in your car. You will give it to the garage attendant when you leave the garage on Friday. When our students unload your car they will walk you and your luggage to the Peabody Inn.
  Driving from the West (special directions) Whether driving by car or taking a cab, please follow these directions. There is a 10-minute grace period in the parking garage for you to be dropped off by cab. Take Interstate 70 East to the Baltimore Beltway: Route 695 - There are two ramps onto the Beltway, take the one which bears to the right - 695 South-Glen Burnie. Travel south on 695 until you get to 95 North to Baltimore (here again there are two ramps - this time you will take the one which bears left toward Baltimore). Take 95 North to 395 North to Downtown (Exit 53). Continue on 395 North to Martin Luther King Blvd. Once on MLK Blvd. stay in the left hand lane as you follow MLK Blvd. about 1 ˝ miles to Howard Street. Turn left onto Howard Street. Take Howard about 1 mile to North Avenue. Turn right onto North Avenue. Follow North Ave. approximately 3 lights to St. Paul Street. Turn right onto St. Paul. Follow St,. Paul about 1 mile. traveling in the right lane. Just after Madison Street, look for a park on your right. The Peabody Garage is ˝ way down the block after the park. Turn right into the second archway to enter the garage. Between the hours of 1:00 and 3:30 PM on Sunday our students will be there to greet you, direct you to a parking space and unload your car. When parking in the garage: Take a ticket from the machine and park your car in any of the spaces along the wall on the second level. Please do not park in a handicapped space or a space marked with a yellow key (key is painted on the concrete in front of the space). Leave the parking ticket in your car. You will give it to the garage attendant when you leave the garage on Friday. When our students unload your car they will walk you and your luggage to the Peabody Inn.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Check-In/5:00-6:00 Dinner/Evening Recital
(Sunday, March 10)
   
 Afternoon: 1-3:30 PM Check-In/Registration. 4-5:15 Orientation. Before orientation, visit the world-class Walter's Art Museum (open until 5pm). Free pass to Walter's Art Museum included in program.
 Dinner: Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Evening: Each evening, attend Conservatory recitals and concerts performed by talented Peabody artists as they perform the works they are perfecting at this time in their musical training.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Monday, March 11)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Morning: 8:40-10:05 Presentation #1 (Operetta: the Champagne of Classical Music); 10:05-10:20 break; 10:20-11:40 Presentation #2 (Bel Canto). All lectures presented in a classroom setting. Classrooms are located in the Peabody Inn (location of accomodations). Our superb, experienced faculty will make presentations on the course topics with ample time for questions and answers.
 Lunch: 11:45-12:45 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Afternoon: 1:00-2:30 Enjoy an in-depth look at the Peabody Archive collection and view costumes, scores, and photos of famous opera singers! 3:30-4:30--Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception for all program participants.
 Dinner: 5:30 Enjoy dinner off campus at a favorite Baltimore restaurant, Sotta Sopra!
 Evening: Each evening, attend Conservatory recitals and concerts performed by talented Peabody artists as they perform the works they are perfecting at this time in their musical training.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, March 12)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Morning: 8:30-9:55 Presentation #1 (Operetta: the Champagne of Classical Music); 9:55-10:10 break; 10:10-11:00 Presentation #2 (Bel Canto). All lectures presented in a classroom setting. Classrooms are located in the Peabody Inn (location of accomodations). Our superb, experienced faculty will make presentations on the course topics with ample time for questions and answers.
 Lunch: 11:00-11:50 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Afternoon: 12:00-1:30 Observe the Peabody Lab Orchestra while graduate conducting students perfect their craft! 1:45-2:45 Enjoy an intimate talk with a Peabody Conservatory Voice student. 3:30-4:30 Private exploration of the George Peabody Rare Book Library, located on the Peabody Institute Campus.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Evening: Each evening, attend Conservatory recitals and concerts performed by talented Peabody artists as they perform the works they are perfecting at this time in their musical training.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Wednesday, March 13)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Morning: 8:40-10:05 Presentation #1 (Operetta: the Champagne of Classical Music); 10:05-10:20 break; 10:20-11:40 Presentation #2 (Bel Canto). All lectures presented in a classroom setting. Classrooms are located in the Peabody Inn (location of accomodations). Our superb, experienced faculty will make presentations on the course topics with ample time for questions and answers.
 Lunch: 11:30-12:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Afternoon: 1:00-2:00 Get the inside scoop about the Peabody Opera Department through the experiences of Peabody Conservatory faculty, JoAnn Kulesza. 2:15-2:45 Learn about the Peabody piano accompaniment program through the experiences of a Conservatory student. 3:30-4:30 Docent led tour of the World-class Walters Art Gallery located across the street from the Peabody Inn.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Evening: Each evening, attend Conservatory recitals and concerts performed by talented Peabody artists as they perform the works they are perfecting at this time in their musical training.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Thursday, March 14)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Morning: 8:40-10:05 Presentation #1 (Operetta: the Champagne of Classical Music); 10:05-10:20 break; 10:20-11:40 Presentation #2 (Bel Canto). All lectures presented in a classroom setting. Classrooms are located in the Peabody Inn (location of accomodations). Our superb, experienced faculty will make presentations on the course topics with ample time for questions and answers.
 Lunch: 11:45-12:45 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Afternoon: 1:00-2:20 Attend a Peabody Conservatory lecture, "Verismo Opera." 2:20...Free afternoon. Visit the Inner Harbor, Baltimore Museum of art, or any of the hundreds of tourist sites in downtown Baltimore. Baltimore Visitor's Center (www.baltimore.org/visitors/v_vc.html). Baltimore Museum of Art artbma.org/home.html)
 Dinner: 5:00-6:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Evening: Each evening, attend Conservatory recitals and concerts performed by talented Peabody artists as they perform the works they are perfecting at this time in their musical training.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Check Out
(Friday, March 15)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Morning: 8:40-10:05 Presentation #1 (Operetta: the Champagne of Classical Music); 10:05-10:20 break; 10:20-11:40 Presentation #2 (Bel Canto). All lectures presented in a classroom setting. Classrooms are located in the Peabody Inn (location of accomodations). Our superb, experienced faculty will make presentations on the course topics with ample time for questions and answers.
 Lunch: 11:30-12:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Afternoon: 11:30-1:00 Check out. Peabody Conservatory student workers will be available during this time to assist guests with luggage.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Baltimore, MD Baltimore Tourist Attractions
The Peabody campus is conveniently located near the Inner Harbor and downtown Baltimore’s popular tourist sites. Whatever interests you, you will find it in Baltimore: civil war museum, world class art museums, aquarium, science museum, Babe Ruth Museum, comedy clubs, fine dining, theaters, concerts, movies, antiques, boat cruises, historic homes, churches & synagogues, and much, much more.
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


A History of Western Music, 8th edition


Author: J. Peter Nurkholder, Donald Jay Grout, Claude V. Palisca


Description: A "classic" text on music history. We recommended this resource that will provide an overview for the genre being taught during this week’s program. Please read below for more insight into our suggested reading list. Our experts are professional musicians who are passionate about their subject and use a plethora of sources to research the information and data they share with you in their lectures. Rather than list all of their sources in our pre-course materials, each expert will distribute their bibliography during their presentation so that at week’s end, you may choose the sources that highlight what you would most like to research further. If you'd like to investigate before you arrive, reading the course description carefully may tempt you to go online or explore sources in your local library to research before your program begins.



Listen, 7th edition


Author: Joseph Kerman and Gary Tomlinson


Description: We recommended this resource that will provide an overview for the genre being taught during this week’s program. Please read below for more insight into our suggested reading list. Our experts are professional musicians who are passionate about their subject and use a plethora of sources to research the information and data they share with you in their lectures. Rather than list all of their sources in our pre-course materials, each expert will distribute their bibliography during their presentation so that at week’s end, you may choose the sources that highlight what you would most like to research further. If you'd like to investigate before you arrive, reading the course description carefully may tempt you to go online or explore sources in your local library to research before your program begins.



Music in the Western World: A History in Documents, 2nd edition


Author: Piero Weiss and Richard Taruskin


Description: We recommended this resource that will provide an overview for the genre being taught during this week’s program. Please read below for more insight into our suggested reading list. Our experts are professional musicians who are passionate about their subject and use a plethora of sources to research the information and data they share with you in their lectures. Rather than list all of their sources in our pre-course materials, each expert will distribute their bibliography during their presentation so that at week’s end, you may choose the sources that highlight what you would most like to research further. If you'd like to investigate before you arrive, reading the course description carefully may tempt you to go online or explore sources in your local library to research before your program begins.





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