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Celebrating Opera with the Fernie Friends of Opera.

All screenings are on the first Friday of the month at 7pm at the Arts Station.
Admission by donation.

September 7: Tales of Hoffman - Jacques Offenbach
Featuring: Diana Damrau, Matthew Polezani, Mariusz Kwiecien, Nicolas Teste
Conducted: Gianandrea Noseda with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Directed: Penny Woolcock.
2016. French with English Subtitles.

Updated from Bizet's ancient Ceylon to an unspecified Asian locale during the modern times, this production of The Pearl Fishers brings a thin storyline together, supported by an all-star cast and the Met's trademark splendour. Nadir and Zurga, friends since childhood, renew their pledge to keep their distance from the Priestess Leila, whom they both love. Village politics, tsunami and fire ensue, and of course, one of the men gets the girl. Lovely choral parts for the fisher community, a famous baritone-tenor duet excellently sung by Polezani and Kwiecien, and Damrau's brilliant coloratura make this little-known opera a rare treat. 

2018-2019 Season:

September 7: Tales of Hoffman - Jacques Offenbach

October 5: Nabucco - Guiseppe Verdi

November 2: Ariadne Auf Naxos - Richard Strauss

December 7: Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers) - Georges Bizet

January 4: Rusalka - Antonin Dvorak

February 1: Prince Igor - Alexander Borodin

March 1: Anna Bolena - Gaetano Donizetti

April 5: Rinaldo - George Fredric Handel

May 3: Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) - Mozart

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