Twelve Week Series Of Opera Lectures

Includes discussion on operatic works based on Shakespeare plays

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The Autumn Programme for Ross Alley's Opera Lectures held in Chiswick on Thursday afternoons will start on September 15 2016 at St Michael & All Angels Church from 2-4.15pm.

Ross Alley is a former music lecturer at Birkbeck. The first half of this series examines operas that can be seen in London, either live or at the cinema while, in honour of the 400th anniversary in commemoration of Shakespeare this year, the second half is dedicated to operatic works based on the plots of his plays.

15 Sept Carmen (Cadogan Hall) Bizet

22 Sept Tristan und Isolde (1) (MET) Wagner
29 Sept Tristan und Isolde (2) (MET) Wagner
6 Oct Don Giovanni (MET) Mozart
13 Oct Les contes d’Hoffmann (1) (ROH) Offenbach
20 Oct Les contes d’Hoffmann (2) (ROH) Offenbach
3 Nov Macbeth Verdi
10 Nov Otello Rossini
17 Nov Otello Verdi
24 Nov Falstaff Verdi
1 Dec I Capuleti e i Montecchi Bellini
8 Dec Roméo et Juliette Gounod

Lectures begin at 2.00 sharp and end at 4.15 and cost £10 per lecture, coffee or tea and biscuits included. Pay on the door.

For more information: or call 07930 365518.

September 5, 2016

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