Acadia Senior College

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Introduction to Opera: Part 3

Robert Gallon

Birch Bay Village Inn Library, Village Inn Road (off Crooked Road), Hulls Cove
Description
We will continue our excursion through the history of opera beginning where we left off in the mid-19th century. We will again use a combination of DVDs and CDs. Some of the operas we'll explore in depth will include Puccini's "La Boheme" and "Il Tabarro", Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci", Tchaikovsky's "Pique Dame", Massenet's "Thais", Stavinsky's "Rakes Progress", Mussorgsky's "Boris Gudunov" and Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier."
About the instructor

Bob Gallon is a clinical and forensic psychologist, a musician, and a recently retired tuba player with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. He taught psychology at Vassar College and at Thomas Jefferson Medical School. He also taught at College of the Atlantic, and has taught many Acadia Senior College classes.

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