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Thursday at the Opera - III



Thursday at the Opera - III

A series of shared operatic experiences illustrated by live performance, presented by Deirdre O’Grady.

The series will demonstrate the outstanding features of the early to mid-19th century romantic Italian opera through the glorious melodies of Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini and Verdi. History, its presentation and misrepresentation play a part in the rebirth of celebrated historical figures on the operatic stage.

Giuseppe Verdi is best known for the three works of his middle years: Rigoletto (1851), Il trovatore (1853), and La Traviata (1853). They mark a move towards realism, introducing the macabre, the conscience and consciousness with psychological implications. Verdi’s melodies have rendered immortal the Jester Triboulet/Rigoletto and the Courtesan Marie Du Plessis/Violetta Valery.

Deirdre O’Grady is Emeritus Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies at University College Dublin.

Event in English.

Free admission, booking recommended.


Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

Organised by : IIC

In collaboration with : Deirdre O' Grady

Admission : Free