Metropolitan Opera Talks w/ Music Historian Jeffrey Engel: "La Gioconda"

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Cost: One for $10, or Two for $18 * Virtual Presentation on Zoom

Metropolitan Opera Talks w/ Music Historian Jeffrey Engel
Zoom link, and info will be sent day before presentation

La Gioconda:

With a story line involving passionate love, infidelity, murder, suicide, revenge, deception, a poisonous potion that is not poisonous, a ship set ablaze, a classic ballet minus alligators and hippopotami, and splendid arias, "La Gioconda" has all the ingredients for a stirring dramatic opera. Jeffrey Engel will detail the background of Amilcare Ponchielli's best-known work and play recordings of musical highlights.

About the presenter: Music Historian Jeffrey Engel has been giving lectures devoted to music history for more than 20 years. He believes that such lectures should be entertaining as well as informative. To that end, his explanations are never too technical and he infuses his material with amusing anecdotes and musical illustrations.

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