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Iain Scott returns with Three Weeks in Rome!

September 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

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$15.00 – $40.00


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Join Iain on a three-week exploration of operas and history set in Rome

In Week 1, we will look at the many operas set in ANCIENT ROME, featuring the works of Berlioz, Britten, Mozart, Handel, Monteverdi and Barber.

In this lecture, we will revisit the foundation myths of Rome (with the Trojan hero Aeneas forging the alliances which created the first Roman people). We will then learn how the initial rule of the first seven Kings was broken by the crucial exile of Tarquin the Proud in 509 BCE. Then, in the lengthy Republican period (to 27 BCE), we will follow the fortunes of Lucius Sulla in his civil war against Gaius Marius and the subsequent civil wars between Pompey the Great and Julius Caesar. This section will end with the court intrigues at the end of the Julio-Claudian dynasty surrounding the Emperor Nero, and the tumultuous imperial succession of the new Flavian dynasty.

Sept 19 or 20 – Operas set in Ancient Rome
Sept 26 or 27 – Operas set in Medieval Rome
Oct 3 or 4 – Operas set in Modern Rome
Each lecture is offered on Sunday or Monday at 4pm.


September 19, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
$15.00 – $40.00
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