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|Thursday, February 14, 2013, 10:30 a.m. Ė 12:30 p.m.
Botanical Opera features five of the greatest operas in the repertory: Pucciniís La Boehme; Verdiís Un ballo in maschera; Richard Straussís Der Rosenkavalier; Mozartís Cosi fan tutte; and Wagnerís Gotterdamerung. There are fascinating botanical references in each of these works. We will consider, via DVD, one aria or excerpt from each of the operas.
Attendees are asked to consider the following questions before attending the class.
- Can parsley kill a parrot?
- Why does mandrake, according to legend, grow so well under gallows?
- How did a rose become connected to romantic love?
- How, specifically, did the coffee bean get to Vienna in the late 1700s.
- What threats, if any, are there to American ash trees?
Instructor: Norma Kerlin:
Norma Kerlin has been a MG since 2008. She is an alternate member of the Greenwich IWWA. An operagoer since the age of 12, she has taken relevant courses at Juilliard Evening Division, and played (bassoon) in numerous pit orchestras in New York and Ann Arbor.
To register: http://www.ladybug.uconn.edu
Send registration form to:
UConn Home & Garden Education Center
1380 Storrs Road, Unit 4115
Storrs, CT 06269-4115
Master Gardeners: $40
Non-Master Gardeners: $50
Please call 203.322.6971 for more information.