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Opera Preview: Norma

Event Type: Library-sponsored Adult Event
Date: 10/6/2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Description:
 The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Vincenzo Bellini’s opera, Norma, on Friday, October 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, October 7th, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

According to the Met website, “The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess, Norma and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.”

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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Location: Bass Meeting & Archive Room
Contact: Hannah Cyrus
Contact Number: 374-5515
Presenter: Linda Lesko