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Opera Preview: Agrippina

Event Type: Library-sponsored Adult Event
Date: 2/28/2020
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 George Frideric Handel's opera "Agrippina" at the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday, February 28th at 1:00 PM. A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at The Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, February 29th, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

According to the Met's website, "Handel's tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar's production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to 'the present,' where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina's son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius."

Local opera enthusiast 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: Howard Room
Contact: Hannah Cyrus
Contact Number: 374-5515