Join Boston Lyric Opera performers to investigate how cities have been central and dramatic characters in operatic repertoire.
Lectures and Courses
The City: From Palmyra to Mumbai to Boston
The recent tragic destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra by ISIS, and the ensuing world outrage, underscores how powerfully cities embody human history and cultural memory. This ten-week course explores the remarkable stories of the great ancient cities of Ur, Eridu, and Palmyra, and then examines contemporary Asian megacities and the future of our own city—Boston.
For more information on the exhibition “Megacities Asia,” which inspired this course, and other related programs, visit mfa.org/megacities.
Above: Hema Upadhyay, 8 x 12 (detail), 2009. Aluminum sheets, car scrap, enamel paint, plastic sheets, found objects, M-seal, resin and hardware material on Marine ply 16 mm. Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi.