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OLLI at Clemson Presents A Taste of the Italian Opera

“Va pensiero,” “O mio babbino caro,” “Figaro qua’, “Figaro la’”. . . are these ice cream flavors? No, rather they are names of “delicious” pieces of opera, called arias, single tidbits of music written in the 19th century by the likes of Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Leoncavallo, et al. Today, many of these arias are so popular that they are recognized after just the first few notes. OLLI at Clemson Presents A Taste of the Italian Opera, Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 10-19. Participants will become more familiar with the arias, learn from which operas they came, and who wrote them. You can occupy a front row seat in the good company of other opera lovers and anybody who wants to learn about this musical style.