March 30, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera, Cosi fan Tutte, at the Blue Hill Public Library. A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at the Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, March 31st, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
According to the Met website, “A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.”
Local opera enthusiast Linda Lesko will summarize the plot, introduce the music and offer some ideas of special ways to enjoy the Saturday simulcast. All are welcome, no previous opera knowledge is needed, and admission is free. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.Location: Howard Room
Event Type: Library-sponsored Adult Event
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