Love at First Sight – From Wagner to Puccini
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 11 a.m.
Join Maestro Lilienstein as he breaks down how storytelling changed after Richard Wagner’s “Die Walkure” and Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut,” and paved the way for “La Boheme” to connect with audiences in new ways that continue to resonate
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 4 p.m.
A failure when it opened in 1904, Puccini reworked “Madama Butterfly” and it became one of history’s most beloved operas. In this session we’ll explore Puccini’s point of view, and compare the original version with the final one, discovering what was gained and what was lost.
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.
“Turandot” might have been Puccini’s finest accomplishment, if only he could have found a way to finish it. Maestro Lilienstein explores three popular endings and invites you to join the conversation, allowing you to hear, see, and choose your favorite from among the solutions.
Tickets: $20 per lecture
No charge for Four Arts Members
September 12, 2018 (members)
September 26, 2018 (public)
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