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Opera Preview: Manon

Event Type: Library-sponsored Adult Event
Date: 10/25/2019
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:15 PM
Description:
 Bagaduce Music and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Jules Massenet's opera, Manon, at the library on Friday October 25th at 1:00 PM. A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at The Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, October 26th, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

According to the Met's website, "Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pellyís revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenetís sensual score."

Special guest opera enthusiasts Cathleen and Paul Bauschatz and Beth Brand, from the Collins Center Opera Outreach Committee, 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: Howard Room
Contact: Hannah Cyrus
Contact Number: 374-5515