I love First Nights. Professor Kelly is one of my favorite educators in the world, and all the courses in the First Nights and First Nights at the Opera series are AMAZING. This course deals with Handel's Julius Caesar and Mozart's Don Giovanni. You'll hear about the arguments between the composers and the actors, you'll learn about the theaters, the candle-lit stages (with lots of fires!), and, most important, about the story and artistic pathos itself. I'm always inspired when I hear professor Kelly talk. My recommendations go for his book First Nights at the Opera as well - an amazing read.