Saturday, December 31, 2016

Opera Preview: Nabucco at Blue Hill Public Library

Where:  Blue Hill Public Library
When:  Friday, January 6th 1:00 PM
Cost:  Admission is free

Calendar item: OPERA PREVIEW: Verdi’s Nabucco: simulcast of the Met Opera will be previewed by Linda Lesko and David Porter, no experience necessary, Fri. Jan. 6, 1:00 PM, BH Public Library. Info: 374-5515.

BLUE HILL – The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, Nabucco, on Friday January 6th 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, January 7th, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

According to the Met website, “The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.”

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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