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Opera Insights Series — 60th Anniversary!

2016 Opera Insight Speakers

Left to right: Nicolas Reveles, Ron Shaheen.

The San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common is pleased to partner with the San Diego Opera and its Community Conversations series to present another special event as part of the Library's 60th Anniversary Opera Insights season.

Community Conversation: OperaTalk Live! The Musical Worlds of Tosca and Madama Butterfly
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. | Neil Morgan Auditorium

Join Dr. Nic Reveles, Director of Education and Community Engagement for San Diego Opera, in a very special edition of his UCSD-TV program OperaTalk. In this episode he will discuss the two Puccini operas that the company is producing this year, Tosca and Madama Butterfly, with emphasis on the composer's setting the perfect atmosphere for the operas' stories through rich, melodic music for voice and orchestra. This event will be taped and broadcast on UCSD-TV.

**Space is limited, please reserve your seat at: http://www.sdopera.org/engage/community-conversations

2016 Opera Insights

Opera Insights Lecture: Tosca
Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. | Neil Morgan Auditorium

Opera Insights Lecture: Madama Butterfly
Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. | Neil Morgan Auditorium

Opera Insights Lecture: Great Scott
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. | Shiley Special Events Suite, 9th floor

About the Opera Insights Series

The Opera Insights Series prepares opera goers with enjoyable, informative, and engaging sessions that integrate historical and cultural background, music analysis, plot synopsis, and CD and DVD selections.

The lectures will be held at the San Diego Central Library in the Neil Morgan Auditorium, located at 330 Park Boulevard, in downtown San Diego.

These presentations will be delivered by Dr. Ron Shaheen, an adjunct associate professor with a specialization in music history and vocal music at the University of San Diego.

For more information about the presentations, call the Central Library at 619-236-5800 or visit the Library's website.

For more information about the productions and other San Diego Opera outreach activities, visit the San Diego Opera's website.


In addition to this informative lecture series, the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common offers an excellent core selection of opera books, scores, and librettos on the Manpower Innovation (8th) Floor of the library as well as CDs and DVDs in the Dickinson Popular Library on the first floor.

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