The Birth of Verismo: Realism in Opera with Mete Tasin

Puccini, one of the greatest composers of Italian opera, created the Verismo style. VerismMete Tasino deals with mostly tragic stories from real life, forming a bridge between the Romantic period and contemporary music. Come to listen and explore this beautiful music.

Mete Tasin, Tenor
Mete Tasin was born in Würzburg, Germany but grew up in Turkey. He studied opera at Istanbul  University and then got his Master’s degree in Music at Brooklyn College, studying with Patricia McCaffrey. Mete has performed with the New York City Lyric Opera in Carnegie Hall, where he sang Tybalt in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, Guillot in Massenet's Manon and Don Jose in Bizet’s Carmen. Locally, Mete performed the lead role of Arlecchino in Pagliacci and Gastone in La Traviata at Opera San Jose. He has also represented the San Francisco City Opera at Union Street and North Beach Street Festivals. He was a soloist at the Legion of Honor and sang at the Main Library of SF with the Aurora Mandolin Orchestra.
Date: Tuesday, March 5
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM
Location: Room G-103
Fee: No pre-registration required. Price is one punch on the Community Tuesday Punch Card or $15 at the door.
Contact: Michelle Rosengaus
Punch cards may be purchased at the Customer Service Desk. Ten-class punch cards are $90 Members, $110 Non-Members. Five-class punch cards are $55 Members, $75 Non-Members