Thursday, July 18, 6:30 p.m., A Night at the Opera with Musicologist Gil Harel, Gunn Memorial Library, Washington Depot. Free. Musicologist, music theorist and award winning professor, Dr. Gil Harel will join us for an engaging program. As the ultimate intertwining of text and tone, opera has captivated audiences for more than four centuries. During this lecture, Professor Gil Harel (PhD, Brandeis University) will provide a broad yet detailed overview of opera in its various incarnations, with the ultimate goal of illuminating the "how" and "why" it has been and remains one of the most compelling musical idioms in the world. During this discussion, classics by three composers - Mozart, Verdi, and Wagner will be considered. Registration is requested. Call 860-868-7586 or visit www.gunnlibrary.org.