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The first Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin since the beginning of the pandemic will be taking place in person at Casa Italiana for an audience of NYU students and faculty only, and streamed live online. The guest will be composer Roberto Scarcella Perino, currently professor at NYU's Italian Department, Italian Language Coach at the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at The Metropolitan Opera, and Scholar in Residence at the American Institute for Verdi Studies. He has been the recipient of numerous high honors and awards, including an International Competition for Children's Opera and the Musical Analysis International Competition N. Slonimskij. He studied with the Slovenian pianist Sonja Pahor to whom he dedicated his first Piano Sonata. He holds degrees in Piano from the Conservatory "Corelli" in Messina and in Composition from the Conservatory Martini in Bologna. He studied composition at Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Azio Corghi, in Milan and in Parma at Accademia Petrassi, and also Conducting at the Juilliard School of Music. He graduated from the University of Bologna with a degree in Musicology and he taught Music Analysis at the Arturo Toscanini Foundation in Parma. Every summer, Roberto teaches a course on Italian Opera at NYU in Florence.