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Portraits of Musical Greatness:
Biographical Features of World-Famous Opera Stars
Giuseppe Albanese
Recipient of the LLS 2000 Excellence in Teaching Award

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Once again, Maestro Albanese presents a series of educational and entertaining programs celebrating the magnificence of many musical legends from the opera stage. When possible, he will enhance the visual materials with interesting anecdotal commentary.

LECTURES:
1. The Art of Singing: A retrospective of more than 20 artists from the first 50 years of the 20th century.
2. Caruso vs. Lanza: Two voices, two different worlds.
3. Maria Callas: La Divina, the life, times and music of the controversial Callas.
4. Franco Corelli: The prince of Italian tenors.
5. The Verdi Baritones: Was this the composer's favorite vocal division?
6. Stratasphere: The unique and dramatic career of the famous singing actress Teresa Stratas.
7. Neil Shicoff: Finding Eleazar, Shicoff and the Opera La Juive.
8. A Tribute to Roberta Peters
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 25 years, he has lectured extensively on numerous operatic subjects and has produced several video documentaries.

F584
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Date: Fridays, October 6, 13; 20, 27, November 3, 17; December 1, 8
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $100
Non-member - $130
Cash will no longer be accepted as payment for lectures.

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