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Opera, Bel Canto & the Evolution of Italian Street Music

March 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Instructor Mara Adler-O’Kelly is both teacher and performer. She received her BM in vocal performance (Oberlin Conservatory), an MA in Music Education (Columbia University) and teaches voice, piano and a growing variety of music history and appreciation classes. Mara is an active singer and performs regularly with her ensemble, Ensemble Bella Luce in the New York metropolitan area and in Assisi, Italy. She is a fierce proponent of the Bel Canto singing technique and making classical music accessible to all. She specializes in Italian classical music of the 19th and 20th century. Don’t miss her Lifelong Learning teaching debut!

Why is Italian the language of singing? How did Neapolitan Street song evolve into opera? An in-depth look at these art forms. An opportunity to listen to the greatest singers and delve deeper into historic recordings. Covering everything from the earliest operas to modern composers – with possible special guests. 3 SESSIONS 

Thurs, Mar 18-Apr 1, 1-2:30 pm
Fee and Code: $49, XHUMM 083


March 18, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Lifelong Learning