Let’s talk about Italian Opera:Il Barbiere di Siviglia conducted by Prof. Alexandra Amati
Il BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Bel canto and hilarity in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia
WATCH THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
April 23, 24, 27, 30; May 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15 at 8pm
Venue: Marin Center, San Rafael, California DRIVE-IN PRODUCTION
Fairgrounds-Live Opera Lot or Lagoon Park-Simulcast Lot
Buy ticket at the San Francisco Opera
DISCUSS AND LEARN About THE BARBER OF SEVILLE.
We will explore, with the aid of musical examples, of how the opera displays at once lyricism and comic verve, not only via the poetry and the acting, but also through the music itself.
THURSDAY, 20 MAY 2021 at 5:30pm on Zoom
Alexandra Amati, originally from Italy, holds a BA/MA in Slavic Studies and Philology from the University of Pisa (Italy), degrees in piano from the Conservatory of Music of Lucca (Italy), and both an MA and a Ph.D. in Musicology from Harvard University. She is a Professor of Music at the University of San Francisco. Her scholarly interests include the Italian Renaissance, Italian opera, Feminist criticism, and German Baroque choral music. She is or was a member of many Boards, including the SF Bach Choir (President and board member), the Harvard Club of San Francisco (President and board member), the Harvard Graduate School Alumni Council, the SF Early Music Society and many others. She is a professional program annotator and pre-concert lecturer for many Bay Area organizations, including the SF Symphony, the SF Opera, the SF Bach Choir, Philharmonia Baroque, and others.
Watch the opera and sign up for the talk. The event is free of charge, please register.