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Sun, Mar 10


Hartman Lounge, The Mansion, FDU

Opera Talk: The Marvelous Mezzos in Italian Opera

Opera Talk presentation in the 2023-2024 series with Lou Barrella

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Opera Talk:  The Marvelous Mezzos  in Italian Opera
Opera Talk:  The Marvelous Mezzos  in Italian Opera

Time & Location

Mar 10, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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

About the event

Join us for an enchanting afternoon of Opera Talk: The Marvelous Mezzos in Italian Opera, featuring Opera Educator Lou Barrella. This event will delve into the world of Italian Opera, focusing on the mesmerizing performances of some of the world's most celebrated Mezzo-Sopranos. The vocal range of the Mezzo-Soprano lies between the Soprano and Contralto and generally has a heavier, darker tone than a Soprano.  Occasionally getting the lead, Mezzos typically sing secondary roles, but sometimes, as adversaries, they can overpower their Soprano rivals both dramatically and vocally. 

Guests will have the opportunity to listen to excerpts from the legendary Mezzo characters in Italian Opera, including performances by Marilyn Horne, Shirley Verrett, Fiorenza Cossotto, and Giulietta Simionato.

Free but registration is requested.


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