A series of free presentations on Opera with music educator Lou Barrella on Saturdays in the Spring and Fall at Opera at Florham's home venue, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and at local libraries.

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The Operatic Voice

April 23, 2022
10:30am - 12:00pm
Hartman Lounge, The Mansion, FDU
Madison NJ

Intuitively, we know what a great voice sounds like.  A great voice is a blessing for a few special singers who, in turn, develop it and share it with us to enjoy. This presentation explores both great and not-so-great singing for your inspiration and amusement.

This presentation is free. Registration is requested, but walk ins are welcome.

A Celebration of Mothers in Opera

May 14, 2022
10:30am - 12:00pm
Hartman Lounge, The Mansion, FDU
Madison NJ

Mothers in Opera exist in many forms and love their children in different ways.  This presentation looks at operatic mothers from Italian, French, German and Russian repertoires. As we celebrate Mother’s Day in May, let’s remember them in a most operatic way!

This presentation is free. Registration is requested, but walk ins are welcome.

 
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Lou Barrella
Opera Educator

Lou Barrella has been a dedicated Music Educator for over 50 years, specializing in Music and Opera Appreciation in schools and cultural organizations. He has given workshops and organized student trips for the Metropolitan Opera Education Department for 40 years. He has been a Guest Lecturer at Colleges, Museums and Cultural Institutions throughout the Metropolitan area, making over 750 presentations since 1993.

 

He is a Board Member of the Enrico Caruso Museum, a regular presenter at the Mario Lanza luncheons, a co-host at the Columbus Citizens’ Foundation Opera Nights; organizes opera luncheons and dinners at Casa Belvedere in Staten Island, conducts an opera class at the Garibaldi Meucci Museum in Staten Island and lectures with Opera at Florham's outreach program.