"Elixir of Love" Opera Talk, J. Engel

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Prosser Public Library
Community Room

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 Today's Opera:  Elixir of Love

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti

L’Elisir d’Amore has been among the most consistently popular operatic comedies for almost two centuries. The story deftly combines comic  archetypes with a degree of genuine character development rare in works of this type. Its ending is as much a foregone conclusion as it would be in a romantic comedy film today - the joy is in the journey, and Donizetti created one of his most instantly appealing scores for this ride.

Source: The Metropolitan Opera

 

Music historian Jeffrey Engel will present today’s opera talk, offering historical context for the composer and the opera story.  In Paris for 14 years, Mr. Engel studied cello, art history and earned diplomas in French.  As a cellist he played with orchestras in rance, including the Paris Opera, performed in chamber ensembles and taught in municipal conservatories.   A graduate of Ithaca College, & a teacher at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Mr. Engel brings a rich knowledge of music history to each lecture, with  musical excerpts.

 

Registration is appreciated.


Event Type(s): Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Jeffrey Engel
Carol Lennig
(860) 243-9721 ext. 3558

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