'Manon' Opera Talk, Jeffrey Engel

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October 21 2019

1 Tunxis Ave.
Bloomfield, CT 06002
860-243-9721

PRICE: Free

PHONE: 860-243-9721

TIME: 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

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Composer: Jules Massenet

A take on the quintessentially French tale of the beautiful young woman who is incapable of forsaking both love and luxury, Massenet's Manon features one of the truly unforgettable, irresistible, and archetypal female characters in opera. While the story is firmly set in class and gender issues of the past, the character of Manon herself is timeless, convincing, and familiar. The opera has been a success ever since its premiere, championed by a diverse roster of singers who have cherished its dramatic opportunities, exalted style, and ravishing music.

Music historian Jeffrey Engel will present today's opera talk, offering historical context for the composer and the opera story.  Mr. Engel brings a rich knowledge of music history to each lecture, with musical excerpts. Registration is appreciated.

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