CLO Essayette Series

Conrad L. Osborne, voice teacher, critic, performer, and author, partners with Bel Canto Boot Camp this summer in video discussions of the 14 essayettes that open his book Opera as Opera. Visit CLO’s blog.

Bel Canto Book Club welcomes CLO and facilitator Will Crutchfield on September 26. Register here. Follow the reading guide below if you cannot get to the entire book in time to meet Conrad!

SEPTEMBER 5 – Part II chapter 1, “Bob Does Dick” pp 35 – 51 AND Part II chapter 3, “The Enhancements” pp 65 – 80
SEPTEMBER 12 – Part III chapter 2, “The Flight from E-19” pp 199 – 245
SEPTEMBER 19 – Part IV chapter 4, “Onstage II: Acting” pp 441 – 504
SEPTEMBER 26 – Part VII chapter 1, “A Chronology of Eye and Ear Performance Media” pp 749 – 757

Episode 1: Introduction
and Opera’s Essence

Episode 2: Belief

Episode 3: Skepticism

Episode 4: Engagement and Distance

Episode 5: Meaning

Episode 6: Creation and Interpretation

Episode 7: The Text and the Work

Episode 8: Singingacting and Words

Episode 9: The Character

Episode 10: Drama

Episode 11: Concept

Episode 12: Eye and Ear

Episode 13: Time