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Verdi at 200: A Celebration of His Music, Life, and Times

Friday, October 4, 2013
4:00 AM
Earl V. Moore Bldg, Britton Hall

Italian Week Event 

La settimana della lingua italiana

"Parole e musica: Boccaccio e Verdi": "Words and Music: Boccaccio and Verdi"

John Zaretti, president, Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan. Mr. Zaretti's presentation will examine aspects of Verdi's life and personality, with colorful projected images illustrating the many political, literary, and musical influences on him, and in turn by him on others in his era. The program will be enriched by live performances of Verdi's arias and duets by the School of Music students. Everyone is invited to attend this stimulating event that will celebrate this year's bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi's birth and the Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan's 25th anniversary of its founding. In view of the designation of 2013 as The Year of Italian Culture in the USA, this program will delight anyone wanting to know more about Giuseppe Verdi and the fascinating cultural movement that developed in the Italian artistic and intellectual community of Verdi's time. Free - no tickets required

A reception will immediately follow the lecture.


Sponsored by: The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, The Department of Voice, Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan