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      John Frey's Adventures in Opera -- Wozzeck in San Luis Obispo


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      January 8, 2020

      Wednesday   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

      520 Dana St
      San Luis Obispo, California 93401

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      John Frey's Adventures in Opera -- Wozzeck

      Your favorite opera expert John Frey is making himself available to preview and enhance your enjoyment of the upcoming New York Met Opera Season Broadcasts that will be shown at the PAC at Cal Poly. LLCC is sponsoring John's previews for each of these operas prior to their showings in the theater venues. The previews will be a discussion of the plots and characters that will prepare you to better understand and enjoy these new MET productions. A list of opera performances for Season I (2019-2020) that will be broadcast to audiences in SLO County is presented below. Name of Opera            LLCC Previews*                         Live Shows**               Encores at PAC*** Wozzeck                     WED- Jan 8 (1-3pm)              SAT- Jan 11 (10am)       SUN- Jan 26 (2pm) *LLCC previews at Odd Fellows Hall, 520 Dana St, SLO **Downtown Cinema (SLO), Galaxy (Atascadero) ***Performing Arts Center, Sponsored by Cal PolyArts, OperaSLO Tickets for the actual The MetLive in HD showings must be purchased at the various venues independently of the fees for this preview course. Wozzeck is an opera by the Austrian composer Alban Berg based on a fragmentary literary work, Woyzeck, by Georg Büchner. The opera was first performed in 1925.. The subject matter -  the inevitability of hardship and exploitation for the poor and his fatal romance with Marie is uncompromisingly presented. The opera depicts Woyzecks descent into madness and murder as the inevitable consequence of sexual betrayal. This course uses DVDs of complete musical productions and a 65-page syllabus including biographies. production sources and history, commentary, analysis and synopses. John Frey taught chemistry and engaged in chemical research for 45 years at several universities and is now retired.  He serves on the Board of Directors of OperaSLO, the Lifelong Learners of the Central Coast and the SLO Master Chorale. He teaches courses on opera and musical theater for LLCC and OperaSLO. He has had over 7 decades of singing experience with various choral groups and has performed in the chorus of OperaSLO.


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