ON THE GREAT OPERAS AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA GUILD
spring, the Metropolitan Opera Guild Lecture Series
is proud to present lectures on masterpieces of the
are a few of our upcoming events: FAUST, by Charles
Gounod Lecturer: Bridget Paolucci Tue, Feb 25 6:15-7:45
The story of Faust's deal with the devil has fascinated
audiences for centuries, and Marguerite's aria "Ah!
Je ris de me voir si belle" is one of the most beautiful
in the operatic repertory. This season, Met audiences
will be treated to Roberto Alagna and Angela Georghiu
in the main roles.The incomparable Bridget Paolucci
brings us into the heart of this masterpiece.
by Giuseppe Verdi Lecturer: John J.H. Muller Wed, Mar
5 6:15-7:45 pm Verdi wrote Otello when he was 71. The
vigour and brilliance of the opera shocked his contemporaries--and
continues to amaze opera lovers to this day. With a
libretto that would make Shakespeare proud, and a score
worth weeping through, Otello is an opera you can never
know too much about. John J.H. Muller, chairman of Music
History at Julliard, discusses Verdi's sublime achievement.
TRAVIATA, by Jeffrey Langford Sat, Mar 15 10:30-11:30
am Verdi's gorgeous, intensely emotional La Traviata
is one of the most popular operas in the international
repertory. Perhaps the story of the beautiful Violetta
de Valery's awakening to love is so powerful because
it is rooted in the real lives and loves of both Dumas
and Verdi. Jeffrey Langford, Director of Doctoral Studies
at Manhattan School of Music, illuminates Verdi's intimate
are $12 in advance, $14 at the door the day of the event.
All lectures are held at the Kaplan Penthouse, 165 W
65 Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, on the 10th
Floor. Call 212-769-7028 for tickets and information.
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