Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Opera Preview Lectures - Rigoletto

"Over the summer sea," music by Giuseppe Verdi (J. Davison, 1855)

On Wednesday evening, August 28, 2012, we'll inaugurate our annual San Francisco Opera Preview lectures with Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto.  UC Santa Barbara musicologist Derek Katz will discuss the historic and musical background as well as present excerpts of the work.

This event, presented in conjunction with the San Francisco Opera Guild, will be presented at 12:00 noon at the Koret Auditorium in the Lower Level of the Main Library.  All Library programs are free.

The Cambridge Companion to Verdi, edited by Scott L. Balthazar (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas by Brian Castles-Onion (Metro, 2009).

The New Grove Guide to Verdi and His Operas by Roger Parker (Oxford University Press, 2007).

Nine Famous Operas: What's Really Going On! by Iris J. Arnesen (McFarland & Co., 2010).

Opera Psychotherapy by Bartalini (Exposition Press, 1981).

Operas of Verdi, vol. 1 by Julian Budden (Praeger, 1973)

Rigoletto: A Guide to the Opera by Charles Osborne (Barrie & Jenkins, 1979).

Rigoletto [libretto] by Giuseppe Verdi (Riverrun Press, 1982).

Verdi by Julian Budden (Oxford University Press, 2008).

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