UWC meets Teatro Colón

Teatro Colón Opera Season presented by Elena Levín

Focus: Operatic Characters. The historical context and psychological analysis of female operatic characters as mother figures and lovers. Women in opera as singers and performers.

Methodology: Presentation of the topic illustrated with video performances. There will be time for questions and discussion from the participants. This study group is bilingual. The presentation is in Spanish and the discussion in English.

When: Second Monday of every month at 3pm for one and a half hours. Contact: uwcstudygroups@gmail.com

June 2019 

The June meeting will take place at the usual location Monday, June 24th at 3 PM.  Elena Levin, our guide through the operatic world, will discuss Puccini’s “Turandot”, the operatic offering of the Teatro Colón for the longest nights of the year. 

 If you wish to attend contact uwcstudygroups@gmail.com.



May  2019 

UWC meets Teatro Colón‘s Elena Levin will provide its attending members with the “lowdown” on a “Streetcar named Desire,” put on this month by our local Opera house. Elena has promised to screen some memorable Arias sung by the incomparable Renée Fleming at the Met, to get us all enthused about this current production.

Monday May 13th 2019 at 3 PM.

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March  2019 

UWC meets Teatro Colón starts the year early, to be ready for the Colon’s new season. Elena Levin’s presentation on Verd’s Rigoletto will include arias from a production by James Levine and the Metropolitan Opera of New York. Attending our event will give you an opportunity to practice restraint, so that you don’t fall prey to the temptation of singing along to the tunes of “La Donna è mobile.”

Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 3 PM.

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September  2018 

The September meeting of our study group  has been postponed to Monday, October 8th, at 3 PM. We shall hear Elena Levin analyze Puccini’s emblematic “La Bohème” while listening to her selection of arias from this great Italian composer’s opera. Interested in attending?  Send a message to :







August  2018 

In August UWC Meets TC will meet Monday 27th at 3 PM.  Elena Levin will present Debussy’s “Pelleas et Melisande”. Interested in attending?  Send a message to :








July 2018 

The July meeting has been postoponed and will take place on Monday, 23rd at 3 PM at Barbara’s. Elena Levin will discuss Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde.”  If you are interested in attending please notify:


June 2018 

In June UWC Meets Teatro Colón will meet Monday June 11that 3 PM.  Elena Levin will discuss Verdi’s “Aida”.  If you are interested in attending please notify




April/May 2018

We will hold the first meeting Monday April 9th at 3 PM at the usual location.  We plan to discuss  Eötvös’ “Three Sisters”, the Opera that opened the 2018 Teatro Colón season in March and “Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Argelia” that will be performed May 4th. To sign up please email:


Verdi’s : Aida”, scheduled for late May shall be discussed at the May gathering.


                                                                   Past presentations include:

Don Giovanni 

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

Libretto: Lorenzo Da Ponte






Composer: Ludwig Van Beethoven 

Libretto: Joseph Sonnleithner 




Dido and Aeneas 

Composer: Henry Purcell

Libretto: Nahum Tate 


Die Soldaten

Composer: Bernd Alois Zimmerman

Libretto by the composer 



Composer: Giacomo Puccini 

Libretto: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa





Composer: Giuseppe Verdi 

Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave 


Porgy and Bess

Composer: George Gershwin 

Libretto: Dubose Hayward and Ira Gershwin