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OLLI at Clemson Presents A Taste of the Italian Opera for Novices

“Va pensiero,” “O mio babbino caro,” “Figaro qua’, Figaro la…” are these words for ice cream flavors? Not really; they are names of “delicious” pieces of operas, called arias, single tidbits of music written in the 19th century by the likes of Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Leoncavallo, etc. Many arias are now recognized after just the first few notes. Would you like to become familiar with them, learn from which operas they came or who wrote them? OLLI at Clemson University offers “A Taste of the Italian Opera for Novices,” at the Charles K. Cheezem Education Center in Clemson. You will occupy a front row seat, albeit not a red velvet one, but a comfy chair in good company of people wishing to learn about this musical style. The course meets two Mondays and two Thursdays, February 22 to March 3, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.