Lois Novotny

Course Leader Bio

After completing all course work for a Ph.D in musicology, and when it became apparent that the job market for college teaching (the only work for which the degree was relevant) had completely ceased to exist, I went to law school.  I attend performances of concerts, opera, and ballet in Boston and New York (still have a Met subscription).  On travels to Europe, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing opera in Parma, Palermo, Naples, Rome, Venice, Milan, Prague, Budapest, Paris, St. Petersburg, and Moscow, and at many of the great opera houses, including La Scala, La Fenice, and the Maryiinsky and Bolshoi theaters.  I’ve taught several courses at LLAIC on opera and ballet, and (for variation), Jane Austen and food (with Dana Kaplan).