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Opera Lecture Series | Puccini and his Contemporaries
6 February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 2 April 2020
Explore the fascinating world of opera with popular opera lecturer Murray Dahm.
Since 2003, Opera Bites Co-Founder Murray Dahm has delivered accessible, friendly and informative lectures, drawing on its history, culture and music.
Join him as he explores a variety of areas of operatic history from composers and voice types through to genres and quirky bits of opera history, utilising his extensive (and ever-growing!) CD and DVD collection.
Puccini and His Contemporaries
The final decade of the 19th century saw an explosion of operas, many of which are still regularly performed today. Most of these works were composed by a new generation; the most famous of these composers is Giacomo Puccini but his contemporaries also produced operas which are among the world’s most popular. Men such as Ruggero Leoncavallo, Pietro Mascagni, Umberto Giordano and others, along with Puccini produced some of opera’s most enduring hits.
Join him for an exploration of this fascinating period full of great melodies and drama. The course will make extensive use of recordings and DVDs.
10-Week Course: $330 (pro-rata available as this course is already under way)
Couple / Double Enrolment: $550 for 2 – Enrol with a friend and save!
Casual Drop In: $45 per class