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Relating to Opera Lecture Series: 500 years in 150 or so minutes
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 4:00pm
Relating to Opera Lecture Series: 500 years in 150 or so minutes

Relating to Opera Lecture Series: 500 years in 150 or so minutes

Tuesday, January 8 | 4:00 - 6:30 PM
Lincoln Hall 225
Free and open to the public

Our series takes off with grand music, gripping theater, and sublime voices in a sampling of definitive performances by some of opera’s greatest singing artists past and present. Some of the operas discussed will be Puccini’s La bohème, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunof, Verdi’s Il trovatore, Floyd’s Susannah, and Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea. We will also preview Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, which can be seen on The Met: Live in HD January 12 at local cinemas.

Relating to Opera is a series of talks designed to engage those who are curious about opera and want to learn more, as well as passionate opera lovers. We will explore the rich history of the art form, while attempting to answer the question, “What makes opera relevant today?” The series features plenty of music spanning over 500 years, including definitive recordings and live performances by PSU students and faculty and guest artists. Each session will offer background and insight on current local presentations and productions.