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 OPERA TALK is a series of free presentations on Opera with music educator Lou Barrella offered on Sundays in the Spring and Fall at Fairleigh Dickinson University and community libraries.

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Register for our free spring 2024 Opera Talks with Lou Barrella

Sunday, March 10, 2024

The Marvelous Mezzos in Italian Opera 

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Sunday, April 14, 2024
An Operatic Celebration of Cities

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NEW DATE: Sunday, June 23, 2024
Interrupted Operatic Weddings

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2:00 pm
Hartman Lounge, The Mansion, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Barrella Bio

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.

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