Norma Opera Preview - East Bay Chapter

August 27, 2014   8:00 PM

Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Opera Guild Event

Approximate running time: 90 minutes.

Expand your horizons! Presented by a variety of exciting and renowned experts -- scholars, librettists, directors, critics and more -- these sessions are illustrated both musically and visually and dig into the background and meaning of each opera -- its creation, the times which formed it, its performance details and even its absurdities. Designed to stimulate both beginners and long-term opera addicts, Opera Previews also enable audiences to question and discuss the ideas presented. Sponsored by San Francisco Opera Guild’s chapters (East Bay, Marin, Peninsula, and San Francisco) and by the San Jose Opera Guild.

LECTURER: Simon Williams
LOCATION: Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Community Hall or Arts & Sciences Discovery Room, through the generosity of the friends of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.
TIME: 7:30 p.m. check-in and coffee.  8:00 p.m. lecture.
ADMISSION: $10 per single lecture; $60 for a subscription of 7 lectures of the 2014-15 season. Reservations required for Partenope and CinderellaReservations appreciated for the other lectures. Subscribers are guaranteed admission to all lectures, including Partenope and Cinderella. Please contact Brad Wade at or (925) 945-7347. 
FOR RESERVATIONS AND INFORMATION: Contact Brad Wade at or (925) 945-7347. For pre-payment, please send check, payable to SFOG, EBC, to Clyde Allen, 1463 Indian Head Circle, Clayton, CA 94517. When sending a check for single lectures, please specify for which particular lecture.