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Sun, Jun 23


Hartman Lounge, The Mansion, FDU

Opera Talk: Interrupted Operatic Weddings

Opera Talk presentation with Lou Barrella

Opera Talk: Interrupted Operatic Weddings
Opera Talk: Interrupted Operatic Weddings

Time & Location

Jun 23, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Hartman Lounge, The Mansion, FDU, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940, USA

About the event

Showcasing Operatic Weddings whose nuptial parties or moments of bliss are dramatically interrupted which make for wonderful theatrical and musical episodes! In Mozart’s Don Giovanni, the Don’s persuasive power causes Zerlina, a bride-to-be, to abandon her fiancé. In Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly wedding contracts are signed, the maritaial bliss is immediately shattered by the arrival of Lucia’s real lover and Butterfly’s reprimanding uncle. The phony wedding contract signed by Donizetti’s Don Pasquale makes for a buffo episode of high comedy. Finally, in Il Trovatore, when Manrico’s pre-wedding duet is interrupted with the news of his mother’s capture by DiLuna we get a climatic “Di quella pira” moment!

Free but registration is requested.


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