Acadia Senior College

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Opera Potpourri

Robert Gallon

Birch Bay Village Inn Library, Village Inn Road, off Crooked Road, Hulls Cove.
This course will cover a selection of operas of particular interest to the instructor. Each week Bob will pair two operas for listening and discussion - one old and one new. Some of the operas to be covered include: "La Juive (The Jewess)" by Fromental Halevy; "Les Troyens (The Trojans)" by Hector Berlioz; "Abduction from the Seraglio" by Wolfgang Mozart; "Europa Riconoscuito (Europa Revealed)" by Antonio Salieri; "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk" by Dmitri Shostakovich; and "Die Tote Stadt (The Dead City)" by Erich Korngold.
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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