A Chester Opera Prelude at Misty Valley Books
The Windham Orchestra and PanOpera, in collaboration with Misty Valley Books, will present a four-week course beginning Thursday, April 17, called ‘Tosca: A Chester Prelude.’ To be held at the bookstore, the course will consider the history, settings, language, music, composition and human drama of Giacomo Puccini’s opera, and will culminate in a live performance of selections from Tosca at the Stone Church in Chester, Vt. on Sunday, May 11, at 3 p.m. The course, which will meet on four consecutive Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m., will be led by Luci Fortunato, retired professor of Italian History, who has taught and done research in Puccini’s hometown of Lucca, and by Hugh Keelan, conductor of PanOpera and the Windham Orchestra. To enroll, call Misty Valley Books at 802-875-3400. A freewill donation will be requested at each class.Visit mvbooks.com for more information.