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THE JOY OF OPERA

A Reflection of Life

The essence of opera is the MUSIC by which the genius of a composer translates all the words, actions, thoughts and emotions of a drama and its characters into the most understandable language of the SOUL!

Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 11am to 1pm

Music Educator Lou Barrella delivered a lecture at the Madison Public Library which shared insights into the minds and souls of the composers whose works still affect us today through recorded musical excerpts, video selections and narrative. Over 60 attendees enjoyed an experience of intellectual stimulation and musical pleasure, reflecting real life situations that everyone can relate to.


This lecture was offered as part of the Opera at Florham Outreach and Education program with Lou Barrella as presenter. Lou has been a dedicated Music Educator for over 40 years, specializing in Music and Opera Appreciation in schools and cultural organizations. He has given workshops and organized student trips for the Education Department of the Metropolitan Opera for 35 years and continues to do so. 

More lectures are planned for 2020. Details to follow.

We can arrange an Opera at Florham performance or lecture that fits your interest and venue. To inquire about Outreach, contact us at 973-443-8620 or info@operaatflorham.org.