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Comparing and Contrasting Great Interpretations Part 1: Italian Show Stoppers and the Divas that Sing Them

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Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:00 AM

Presented by Naomi Barrettara
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Part of the Comparing and Contrasting Great Interpretations series

The operatic art form is full of musical moments that seem to stop time. But what makes these moments so dramatically and musically affective? How can we begin to describe the unique qualities our favorite singers bring to each role? In this two-part study day, Naomi Barrettara aims to provide an in-depth exploration of these questions for opera enthusiasts and new comers alike.

The Italian repertoire of the romantic era boasts some of the greatest and most beloved show stopping moments in opera history. In the first half we will focus on a selection of arias by Rossini, Bellini, and Puccini, discussing the musical and dramatic challenges of each aria, through interpretations by past and present opera divas.

If you would like to purchase the entire Comparing and Contrasting Great Interpretations course, please click here or visit the "Courses" tab on the Lectures and More page.

Please note that Student pricing is available to full-time students with valid identification.

This session will be held in the Opera Learning Center, located on the 6th Floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center, 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. For questions, please call the LCE Ticket Line at 212-769-7028, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.

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