A Toast to Opera

As a preview to each of this season’s major operas, please join us for informative and entertaining lectures by FGCU Associate Professor of Musicology Tom Cimarusti. These will be held at the Wang Opera Center at 4pm with wine and cheese receptions following each lecture. This is a fun opportunity to learn more and to introduce opera to a friend!
Tickets are $25 each, $60 for the series. $3 per ticket processing fee.*
*Millennium Club members – free admission; Friends of Opera Naples – buy one, get one free.

Two Aidas

Thursday, November 29, 2018

4:00 PM

By happenstance, in addition to Opera Naples’ December production of Verdi’s epic masterpiece, Aida, Theatre Zone will present the modern Elton John/Tim Rice version of Aida in February! This Toast to Opera event will include a lively presentation by both Tom Cimarusti and Theatre Zone’s Artistic Director Mark Danni

L’Isola Disabitata (The Deserted Island)

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

4:00 PM

Join us at the Wang Opera Center to discover the fascinating background and highlights of Haydn’s hidden gem opera with by FGCU Associate Professor of Musicology, Tom Cimarusti, followed by a wine and cheese reception.

Carmen

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

4:00 PM

Find out everything you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask) about Bizet’s passionate love story in this lively talk and open discussion with  FGCU Associate Professor of Musicology, Tom Cimarusti followed by a wine and cheese reception.