Date(s) - 2/9/2018
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, L’Elisir d’Amore, on Friday, February 9th at 1:00 PM at the Blue Hill Public Library. A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at the Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, February 10th, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
According to the Met website, “Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing ‘Una furtiva lagrima’. Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan 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.