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Continuing Education > Creative Retirement Institute > Spring Quarter 2019 Class List

Reach for the Stars  

In Session 1, Reach for the Stars, former Metropolitan Opera violinist Erica Miner provides a fascinating look at some of opera’s leading stars, sharing her personal experiences performing with such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Beverly Sills, Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming and others. In Session 2, Erica discusses opera’s greatest stars in a historical context, imparting fascinating facts about their backgrounds, quirks and memorable appearances. A slide show of rare vintage photos is included. Erica Miner, author, screenwriter, arts writer and lecturer, studied violin at Boston U receiving her degree in music, cum laude, New England Conservatory of Music; and Tanglewood Music Center. She is an active contributor to numerous arts websites and magazines.