Free lecture on Giuseppi Verdi offered

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Hodges University will host a free lecture on Italian composer Giuseppi Verdi. The lecture will be held at the Barrington Terrace Learning Center, 5175 Tamiami Trail East, in Naples on Monday, March 19 from 1:00 pm to 2:30pm.

Considered by many to be the greatest Italian composer, Verdi kept his working farm throughout his life just in case the opera business didn’t work out. Composing his final masterpieces, Otello and Falstaff in the last decade of his life, Verdi’s story and musical accomplishments never tire audiences. The beautiful arias and scenas fill the world’s greatest opera houses season after season. This lecture is for both the opera lover and those who may not be too familiar with the artform.

Leading the free lecture will be Dr. Ron Bowman. Dr. Bowman is the Vice President of Student Development at Hodges University. He holds a doctorate in music from Florida State University, and is a frequent lecturer on many musical topics in the community. A classical baritone, Ron is the president of the Naples Opera Society and appears frequently in concerts and operas.

This program is free of charge and open to the public.  No pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact Sarah Eldridge at (239) 598-6210.

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