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Learning to Love Opera Four Puccini Heroines: Mimi, Tosca, Butterfly, Turandot -- John Frey
Congregation Beth David
San Lusi Obispo, CA
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Learning to Love Opera Four Puccini Heroines: Mimi, Tosca, Butterfly, Turandot -- John Frey
In this series of four presentations you will view video segments of Giacomo Puccinis (1858-1924)  four most popular operas: La Bohéme, Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Turandot   This course will appeal to those of you who have never experienced opera, but wish to learn what it is all about, and to those seasoned opera goers who want to deepen their understanding of the basics of opera performance and drama.
Puccini is the last of a line of great Italian opera composers including Monteverdi, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi.  He composed ten operas of which four are among the twelve operas most often performed in the U. S. There are no heroines in all opera that captivate audiences of every generation more than Mimi, Tosca, Cio-Cio-San and Turandot.  The beauty of Puccini's melodies, especially in expressions of love and pathos are second to none, and when our hearts are touched by them, it is an authentic emotion at work.
Each session will include a 30-minute commentary and a one-hour video segment from one of the operas.  You will listen to some of Puccinis most famous melodies such as Musettas Waltz, Vissi darte, Un bel di and Nessun dorma.  The operas will be presented in the original Italian with English subtitles. Course handouts will include an analysis of each opera as well as a description of its story and characters. You will also receive a list of recommended CDs, DVDs and books.
John Frey taught chemistry and engaged in chemical research for 40 years and is now retired.  He has served on various boards including OperaSLO, LLCC, Opera Lovers Meet, SLO Master Chorale and Festival Mozaic. He participated in numerous musical events as a member of several choral groups and in 12 productions of Pacific Repertory Opera and OperaSLO. He has organized and taught numerous courses on opera and musical theater.
Fridays, September 9, 23, 30 & October 7 2016, 10:00am- 1:00pm   Congregation Beth David in SLO.  Four Sessions

Registering for this course by buying a ticket will admit you to all 4 sessions of this course.

If you would like to have the password for the member price for this course, go to www.lifelearnerscc.org for information on how you can become a member.

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Congregation Beth David (View)
10180 Los Osos Valley Rd
San Lusi Obispo, CA 93405
United States

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Education > Classes

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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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