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    Community Conversations Presents The Politics of Opera

    When: Tuesday, 2/2/2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Where: Online

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC

    Join Mezzo Soprano Deborah Rosengaus for an enlightening and entertaining lecture on the politics of opera.

    The history of classical music is a turbulent thing as composers walked the line of pleasing their patrons and striving to create something wonderfully original. For some composers, a close-knit relationship with the social elite led to thrilling advancements and for others it was a shackle from which they had to cut themselves free. You'll hear the music of great composers like Verdi and Handel, and revolutionaries such as Mozart. Get the inside scoop on these great composers and the political pressures that influenced their life's work.

    Deborah Rosengaus, Mezzo Soprano, has performed internationally with a variety of musical ensembles in concert halls such as Santori Hall in Tokyo, The Center for Performing Arts in Beijing with the Peoples Liberation Army Orchestra, Disney Hall with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. She received critical acclaim for her interpretation of Jo in Mark Adamo's Little Women and was nominated for a Theater Bay Area Award for the role of Ruth in Pirates of Penzance. She's performed locally with West Edge Opera, Lamplighters, Opera San Jose, Teatro Vision, Pocket Opera, West Bay Opera, Los Altos Stage, Island City Opera, Ars Minerva and Solo Opera. She is also a sought-after lecturer and has given courses for Osher, Santa Clara University, OLLI, The San Francisco Opera Guild, Shandong University and many local JCCs and community centers. For more information visit her website at www.DeborahRosengaus.com

    This program is underwritten by Jo Kadis and Sandy Silver. The program is free but requires registration to get the Zoom link.

    Senior Programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from the John R. Schwabacher Family, Diane and Jon Claerbout in memory of their beloved son Jos, as well as the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. We are grateful for their generous support.

    Tuesday, February 2
    1:00–2:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Free with registration
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | [email protected]


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