Date(s) - 1/11/2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Blue Hill Public Library
The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Francesco Cilea’s opera, Adriana Lecouvreur at the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday January 11th at 1:00 PM. A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at The Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, January 12th, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
According to the Met’s website, “Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on- and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Becza?a as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts.”
Local opera enthusiasts Linda Lesko and David Porter 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.