Opera Preview: La Fille du Regiment

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Date(s) - 3/1/2019
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 Gaetano Donizetti’s opera, La Fille du Regiment, at the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday March 1st at 1:00 PM. A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at The Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, March 2nd, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

“Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria Ah! Mes amis, with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola 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.

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