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Italian Opera
Lecture Series 

Fall 2023 Lecture Series
Italian Opera: A Reflection of Life!

Presented by Louis M. Barrella, M.A.


This 7-week class will elicit an appreciation for both seasoned opera lovers and new-comers alike. It intends to excite the appetites of all those who especially love Italian Opera by gaining insights into the minds and souls of the composers whose works still affect us today. Now in its 14th season, this is not a repeat course.

Classes will Start Tuesday, October 3rd, and End on November 14, 2023 from 1:30 to 3 pm.     

All sessions are new and there is no prerequisite for newcomers.                                                                  

Join us for an experience of intellectual stimulation and musical pleasure.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

  • October 3rd  – Prep for Verdi’s “Ballo in Maschera” – Part 1

  • October 10th - Prep for Verdi’s “Ballo in Maschera” – Part 2

  • October 17th - MET Opera Dress Rehearsal of “Un Ballo in Maschera”

  • October 24th -  The Humanity of Royalty in Opera

  • October 31st  – Defiant Requiem

  • November  7th  –  Remembering the Amato Opera

  • November 14th  -  Showoff Sopranos

BONUS: Seats at the MET Opera Dress Rehearsal of

Verdi's “Un Ballo in Maschera” on Tuesday, October 17th. 

Members $140/Non-Members $155

*Payment for Opera Classes can be made by check.*

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