27 April 2019 On Friday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m., the meeting will present the highlights of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Traviata, which will be staged Friday, May 3, and Sunday, May 5, at Teatro Coccia under the direction of Renato Bonajuto. The lecture, which is popular in nature, will analyze the textual and musical aspects of the work, focusing on the plot and historical background of the composition, offering guided listening to some of the salient passages. Roberto Tagliani, from Brescia, is a philologist by profession and a melomaniac by passion. A professor of Romance Philology at the University of Milan, he is the author and editor of volumes and critical essays on philological, literary and linguistic subjects. He is among the founders of the association “Pazzi per l’Opera,” which aims to popularize the musical culture of the opera house; in this capacity he collaborates with the Teatro Grande in Brescia, presenting lectures dedicated to the opera productions in the city’s opera seasons to subscribers and school audiences. For many years he has also been a lecturer and popularizer of musical and operatic culture at various institutional, scholastic and cultural venues in the Brescia area. Admission is free.