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Gala Preview Lecture and Reception at Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco

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Gala Preview Lecture and Reception at Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco

Time: June 17, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Italian Cultural Institute
Street: 814 Montgomery Street
City/Town: San Francisco, CA
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Event Type: social, educational
Organized By: Sf opera Bravo Club-Event chair:Ileana Facchini
Latest Activity: Jun 3, 2011

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A Night in Jackson Square

Gala Preview Lecture and Reception
Friday June 17!

Join us in preparation for the BRAVO! Gala on September 9 and enjoy an Italian evening in Jackson Square! Meet the BRAVO! Board of Directors, mingle with the Italian community and learn about the world of Giacomo Puccini and his masterpiece Turandot from composer, performer and musicologist Luciano Chessa.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Italian Cultural Institute
814 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

Come and meet the Italian Community at the Italian Cultural Institute to learn about Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot (‘the daughter of Turan’).
In preparation for our magnificent Gala night of September 9th, please join us for an educational and fun evening about opera. Composer, performer, and musicologist Luciano Chessa will introduce us to the world of Puccini and his orchestral configurations and timbres to dramatic moments. An opera in three acts, Turandot was unfinished at the time of Puccini's death and was later completed by Franco Alfano. The first performance was held at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan 1926 and included only Puccini's music.

The evening will offer us many opportunities to meet the staff of the Italian Institute of Culture and the Italian Language School . We will learn about their amazing programs and Italian classes, while delighting our palates with food and wine.

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served from 6–9pm with delicious cupcakes by Just My Taste. Formal program begins at 7pm. Cocktail attire.

Admission is free. Please RSVP at or on our facebook page.

Event chair: Ileana Facchini

The San Francisco Opera's BRAVO! CLUB is a young professionals group dedicated to cultivating new generations of opera lovers in the Bay Area through social, educational and volunteer experiences.

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