An illustrated lecture on
Donizetti’s Don Pasquale
Saturday, October 1st from 4:30 to 6:30
Museo Italo Americano
Fort Mason, Bldg C, San Francisco
With the special particicpaion of Maurizio Muraro, bass opera singer!
Alexandra Amati-Camperi, currently Professor of Music at the University of San Francisco, will present an illustrated lecture on Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, which is being performed at the San Francisco Opera House on: Wed, Sep 28, Sun, Oct 2, and Tue, Oct 4. Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason, Bldg C, San Francisco
Alexandra Amati-Camperi will introduce Don Pasquale and briefly discuss the genesis and creation of the opera, concentrating on how the plot is supported and furthered by musical means, as well as how characters are delineated dramatically and musically.
Alexandra grew up in Naples, Italy, and holds a BA/MA in Slavic Studies and Philology from the Università degli Studi di 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 has taught at Harvard, UC Davis, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and is presently Professor of Music at the University of San Francisco.
She is now finishing a book about the presentation and treatment of women in opera, as seen through a few settings of the Orpheus myth, tentatively titled Euridice: The Evolution of the Mythical and Musical Other. She is a professional program annotator and pre-concert lecturer for many Bay Area organizations, including the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Opera and its six Bay Area Guilds, the San Francisco Bach Choir, and others.
Gloria Acerboni, classical and popular music singer, will delight us with arias from Don Pasquale.
Free for LdV members, $5 for Museo Italo Americano members, and $10 for non members.
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