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Opera Connection: Les Contes d’Hoffman Explore and Learn

Opera Connection: Les Contes d’Hoffman

Jacques Offenbach became rich and famous as a composer of operettas full of witty topical references and irresistible tunes that would come to signify the joie de vivre of 19th-century Paris. But as he neared the end of his life, he craved more: acceptance as a “serious” composer. He decided to write an opera based on the dark, enigmatic stories of the most popular fantasy write of the day, E.T.A. Hoffmann. Read More Read More
Opera Connection: Tosca In Brief

Opera Connection: Tosca

The perfect way to start your day at the opera! Composer/cultural historian Dennis Neil Kleinman leads a lively, no-PHD-required discussion of Puccini’s masterful mixture of emotion and mayhem, Tosca, including its connections to Reality TV, My Fair Lady and James Bond.  To mark the 3rd anniversary of the Connection, Dennis will be giving away free movie tickets to all, plus a chance to win a backstage pass to meet author Doris Kearns Goodwin (“Team of Rivals”) when she appears as part of the Music Hall’s “Writers on a New England Stage” series on December 4.  A light - but tasty! - brunch is included with admission. When: Saturday, November 9 @ 11:30 am (just prior to the Met Broadcast) Where: Music Hall Loft Admission: $14 (includes light brunch) Tickets & Information: Opera Connection: Tosca Read More Read More

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