10/21 • Opera & Lunch in the Afternoon


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Thursday, October 21, 2021 – 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.

Introduction and Commentary by Opera Educator Lou Barrella
These unique luncheons are for true “Opera Lovers” who wish to share their passion as they spend an afternoon with others while watching a
complete opera and enjoying a great meal together!

L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) is a melodramma giocoso or opera buffa by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti. The opera premiered in 1832 in Milan; and although written in haste in a six-week period, it was the opera most often performed in Italy between 1838 and 1848; and has remained continually in the international opera repertory all over the world. Today it is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti’s operas and it contains the popular tenor aria “Una furtiva lagrima”,a celebrated romanza that has been recorded by all the great ones.

The production is by the Metropolitan Opera, 1981 featuring Luciano Pavarotti, Judith Blegen, Brent Ellis & Sesto Bruscantini – Conducted by Nicola Resigno

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About the speakers:

Louis Barrella has been a dedicated music educator for 50 years, specializing in Music and Opera Appreciation in schools and for many cultural organizations. He has presented workshops and organized student trips for the Education Department of the Metropolitan Opera for over 40 years, and continues to do so for senior students. Louis has been a guest lecturer at colleges, museums and cultural institutions throughout the metropolitan area and beyond, making 700 presentations since 1993. He also promotes Italian heritage with passion by presenting topics on the regions of Italy, the Neapolitan Presepio, La Festa di San Giuseppe, Carnevale di Venezia, and Pride in our Traditions.He is a Board Member of the Enrico Caruso Museum; a co-host at the Columbus Citizens’ Foundation Opera Nights; a regular presenter at the Mario Lanza Luncheons at the Garibaldi Meucci Museum; and at Casa Belvedere.

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