March 9, 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 Gioachino Rossini’s opera, Semiramide, 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 10th, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
According to the Met website, “This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.”
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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