Lafayette Senior Services Presents...
Discovering Opera: Verdi's Il Trovatore
Presented by Bradford Wade, Opera Lover for 35 Years
Take a sprawling Spanish play, condense it into a libretto for an opera that runs a bit more than 2 hours, and you get an opera that is as legendary for its complicated plot as it is for its music. That music includes the Anvil Chorus, a blood-and-thunder aria for the tenor, and plenty of virtuosic singing for all four principals. Lecturer Bradford Wade will present a guided tour of the opera, explain the plot in simple terms, and illustrate it with a number of musical examples. This lecture is given in conjunction with Opera San Jose's production of Il Trovatore, February 9-24.
Lafayette Senior Services Members $1, Non-Members $3
Please call Lafayette Senior Services at (925) 284-5050 to reserve a seat!