**This class is a Hybrid. This section of the class will be taught In-Person**
Opera is NOT all about dying divas. Composers often decide to "Make 'em laugh!" since humor is one of the great human emotions. San Francisco Opera's Dramaturg Emeritus Kip Cranna looks at what makes comic opera truly funny, exploring the composer's role in giving comedy its spark, using video examples (with subtitles) of operatic humor from the 17th century to the present day. Come prepared to interact, ask questions, and laugh!