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Highlights From the World's Greatest Operas:
Classic Edition - The Twentieth Century (1980 - 2000)
Giuseppe Albanese
Recipient of the 2000 Excellence in Teaching Award

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Maestro Albanese returns to one of his most popular and successful formats; showcasing through video clips memorable moments from spectacular operatic productions. These works are taken from what is widely heralded as a "Golden Age of Opera," the last two decades of the 20th century. These legendary productions feature world renown casts and composers and come from the greatest houses in opera.  In essence, each session presents a condensed version of a masterwork with commentary and anecdotal history. Program note: the final three selections will be in tribute to the Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary at Lincoln Center.

LECTURES:
1. Attila by Verdi: A 1991 La Scala Opera Production
2. La Cenerentola by Rossini: A 1996 Houston Opera Production
3. Samson et Dalila by Saint Sans: A 1981 San Francisco Production
4. The Barber of Seville by Rossini: A 1993 Stuttgart Opera Production
5. Andra Chenier by Giordano: A 1985 Covent Garden Opera Production
6. Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti: A 1982 Met Opera Production
7. The Magic Flute by Mozart: A 1991 Met Opera Production
8. Turandot by Puccini: A 1987 Met Opera Production
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.

W584
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Date: Fridays, January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2
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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