​The Portrayal of Jews in Opera

Dr. Joseph Gilbert
 

Not just for opera lovers! Dr. Joseph Gilbert provides a brief history of opera as background to set up this captivating presentation. With video and recorded examples, his discussion will include the portrayal of Jews on stage according to the 18th century Jewish stereotype, the 19th century “Jewish” operas and their dealing with discrimination and religious tolerance, the 20th century Jewish opera composers and artists, and more!

BIO 

 

Dr. Joseph Gilbert is a classical music fan he has concentrated on the interface of Judaic subject in opera and music. He lectures on a variety of topics including Felix Mendelssohn, French Opera and Anti-Semitism, and Jewish Folk Tales that became opera subjects. Dr. Gilbert is a retired physician, neuropathologist and former VIP of Research at London Health Sciences Centre, and is currently the Chair of the Health Research Ethics Board at Western University.

 

 

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Tuesday

May 31

 

TIME

10:00 - 11:00 AM

 

ADMISSION

Free but tickets required

www.jewsinopera.eventbrite.ca

Note: All ticket-holders must arrive at least ten minutes before the event. Any seats not occupied at that time will be offered to walk-ins.  

 

VENUE

Lipa Green Building

Tamari Hall

 

 

ADDRESS

4600 Bathurst Street

 

 

PARKING

Prosserman JCC parking lot

 

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