OPERA PLUS EVENTS
Understanding the Music of Fidelio Lecture
Monday, October 27, 7:30 pm
Canadian Mennonite University, North Campus Auditorium
500 Shaftesbury Blvd.
Speaker: Dietrich Bartel, Associate Professor of Music, CMU
Professor Bartel will focus on the music of Fidelio, and how it reflects the themes of freedom, breaking from tyranny, and overcoming adversity, topics of profound importance both in the opera and in Beethoven's life.
Diagnosing Genius: Narrative-Music Presentation
Sunday, November 2, 2 pm
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain
340 Provencher Blvd.
Speaker: Dr. François Mai, author of Diagnosing Genius with pianist Richard Konrad
The author will read excerpts from his book about Beethoven. Dr. Mai will be accompanied by piano selections performed by Richard Konrad.
Fidelio Opera Primer
Thursday, November 13, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Canadian Museum for Human Rights Lecture Room
85 Israel Asper Way
Speaker: Don Anderson
An hour-long presentation focusing on the composer and opera synopis with DVD excerpts.
Free of charge, but registration is required.
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Contact Livia Dymond at 204-942-7470 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Brutalist Architecture Walking Tour/Lecture
Tuesday, November 18, 5 pm
Centennial Concert Hall and surrounding area
555 Main Street
Speakers: Serena Keshavjee, U of W Associate Professor, Co-ordinator, Cultural Studies MA Program; Sheldon Johnson, Director of Production and Set Designer
Learn about the architecture that inspired the set design for Fidelio, including a short walking tour around the Concert Hall to view examples. Get a sneak preview of the set and stay for the Sitzprobe rehearsal.
Free of charge.
Piano Nobile, Concert Hall
A 20-minute presentation occurring a half-hour before curtain at every performance.
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CDs to Borrow or Purchase
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