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Opera Insights Series

2015 Opera Insights

Lectures on the 2014-2015 Repertoire
With Lecturer Dr. Ron Shaheen, University of San Diego

Free preview presentations about the three productions in San Diego Opera's 2014-15 season will be hosted at the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common as part of the Library's Opera Insights Series. The 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. Presentations will be delivered by Dr. Ron Shaheen, an adjunct assistant professor with a specialization in vocal music at the University of San Diego and a former staff lecturer with San Diego Opera.

2015 Series schedule
  • La Bohème (Giacomo Puccini)
    Tuesday, January 20, 7:00 p.m.
  • Don Giovanni (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
    Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 p.m.
  • Nixon in China (John Adams)
    Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Central Library Auditorium, 330 Park Boulevard. The auditorium is across the courtyard from the library entrance.
  • When: Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., please see above for specific dates.
  • Cost: Programs are free and open to the public.
  • Parking: Two hours of free parking with validation are available at the library, and additional parking is available at thousands of public spaces within walking distance of the library.

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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