The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Georges Bizet’s opera, Carmen, at the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday February 1st at 1:00 PM. A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at The Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, February 2nd, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
According to the Met website, “Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.”
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.