AN EVENING OF LIVE OPERATIC ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTED BY
THE PALM SPRINGS OPERA GUILD OF THE DESERT
Wednesday June 3rd
7:00 – 8:45 PM
The Palm Springs Opera Guild presents a much-anticipated lecture about this vast and exciting subject. Over the centuries, the plays of William Shakespeare have fed the imagination of many opera composers and have inspired many diverse styles of music.
The lecture will first give an insightful overview of the numerous operas written on the major plays of the Bard of Avon. In a second part, the Guild will present various interpretations in the operatic literature of the greatest love story ever told: Romeo and Juliet.
As always, the presentation will be enlivened through the use of multimedia and Illustrated by numerous musical excerpts interpreted live by the Guild’s Vocal Competition finalists.
The lecture is produced by Michael Cressey and presented by Bruce Johansen
Do not miss this free event which promises to shed a dramatic light onto an extraordinary relationship between literature and music.