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Opera A la Mode; Part Deux
Four more French Grand operas
Giuseppe Albanese
Recipient of the LLS 2000 Excellence in Teaching Award

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Maestro Albanese continues the retrospective of French Grand Opera stylings with four more sensational offerings. These spectacular Operas were favorites of the audience that attended the magnificently appointed Paris Opera House, simply referred to as L'Opera. Each production will be shown in it's entirety over two sessions. The instructor will provide interesting commentary and insights into each work. The Operas are performed in the original language with English sub-titles. Printed synopses will be provided.
1. Samson et Dalila by C. Saint Saens - the biblical story of a powerful man destroyed by an inappropriate love and his eventual redemption.  A 1998 Met Opera Production with Domingo and Borodina
2. Samson et Dalila; Part Two
3. Faust by C. Gounod - Far reaching a tragic consequences follow a diabolical deal with the devil.  A 2010 Royal Opera House production with Alagna and Gheorghiu
4. Faust; Part Two
5. The Tales of Hoffman by J Offenbach - Three stories of unrequited love as told by the poet and philosopher, Hoffman.
6. The Tales of Hoffman; Part Two
7. Carmen By G. Bizet - The granddaddy of the French Grand Opera style with a touch of the Italian style
8. Carmen; Part Two
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Giuseppe Albanese attended the University of Vermont and received his degree in history in 1966. In 1989, after five years of intensive study, he developed a dynamic education program entitled the Joy of Opera. For the past 20 years, he has lectured extensively on many operatic subjects and produced numerous video documentaries.

Time: 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Date: Fridays, January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: $68 member / $98 non-member

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