Faculty News: Judith Malafronte

August 28, 2013

A new partnership between Yale Alumni College and the Greenwich Library will present a six-week course, Opera on Screen, taught by Judith Malafronte. Lecturer at Yale in the School of Music, the Institute of Sacred Music, the Department of Humanities, and the Freshman Seminar Program, Malafronte will use the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD transmissions to introduce participants to librettos and source material, the social and musical conventions of opera, dramaturgy, casting requirements, language, the rehearsal process, reception and criticism, and other relevant topics.

In addition to her Yale appointment, Malafronte has an active career as a mezzo-soprano soloist, and writes for a wide range of print and online outlets, including Opera News, Early Music America Magazine, The Classical Review, and Parterre Box.

The series is completely subscribed, with a full waiting list, but the director of Yale Alumni College, Marv Berenblum ’56, hopes to continue the course in the spring semester.