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Puccini Lecture

Special course series on Giacomo Puccini – read the lecture descriptions below.

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Puccini Lecture

Special course series on Giacomo Puccini – read the lecture descriptions below.

$0.00

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Lecture 1: LIFE, OPERAS AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT

Step into the world of Giacomo Puccini as we honor the 100th anniversary of his passing. Join us for a lively journey through Puccini's life, his era, and the timeless melodies that continue to resonate with audiences worldwide. From the bustling streets of 19th-century Italy to the grand stages of opera houses, we'll explore the historical context that shaped Puccini's compositions. With engaging discussions and immersive music analysis, we'll unravel the secrets behind his masterpieces and uncover the heart of Puccini's artistic genius. Whether you're a seasoned opera aficionado or a curious music lover, this commemorative lecture promises to be an enlightening and enjoyable tribute to one of history's most beloved composers.

Lecture 2: LA BOHEME

Join us for a captivating Zoom lecture as we embark on a guided listening experience to prepare for the National Symphony Orchestra's performance of Puccini's "La Bohème" at Wolf Trap on July 19th. In this virtual session, we will delve into the enchanting world of bohemian Paris, exploring the themes, characters, and music that make this opera a timeless masterpiece. Through audio excerpts and insightful commentary, we will unravel the emotional depth of Puccini's score, from its soaring arias to its tender duets. This lecture will provide a comprehensive listening guide, offering valuable context and analysis to enhance your enjoyment of the performance. Whether you're a seasoned opera aficionado or new to the genre, this Zoom event promises to deepen your appreciation for "La Bohème" and prepare you for an unforgettable evening at Wolf Trap with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Instructor

Diego Rodriguez

Director of the ICS Music School

Renowned for his classical music expertise, Diego Rodriguez holds a Bachelor’s degree in Viola Performance from Conservatorio G. Frescobaldi di Ferrara (Italy), along with a Master’s degree in Musicology from the University of Bolzano and a Master’s in Music  Pedagogy from Conservatorio Monteverdi di Bolzano (Italy). Diego also experienced the teaching of Italian language at the Italian Cultural Institute of Bogotà.

Diego’s remarkable journey in music includes membership in Orquesta Nueva  Filarmonía (Colombia) where he secured a prestigious Latin Grammy Award in 2019  for Best Classical Album. With over 12 years of experience, Diego has shared his passion and knowledge as a dedicated violin and viola educator. His extensive  experience extends to captivating performances with distinguished European orchestras, including Opera In Stabile (Italy), Opera Prima (Austria), Orquesta Sinfónica de Bogotá (Colombia), Orchestra del Carmine (Italy), Orquesta Filarmónica  de Bogotá (Colombia) and Weltsaiten Sinfonietta (Switzerland).