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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.

February 1: Prince Igor - Alexander Borodin
Featuring: Nikolai Putilin, Galina Gorchakova, Sergei Aleksahkin, Olga Borodina
Conducted: Valery Gergiev with the Kirov Opera and Ballet, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
2003. Russian with English Subtitles.
3hrs 14mins

Borodin adapted the libretto for his opera from the Ancient Russian epic, The Lay of Igor's Host, which recounts the campaign of Prince Igor Svyatoslavich against the invading Polovtsian tribes in 1185. Inthe opera prologue, Igor sets off to war leaving his wife and brother-in-law behind. All does not go well at home, and Igor's army is routed. It ends happily, though.

This all-Russian production brings the richness and majesty of medieval Russa to the stage in an epic telling of the story with no holding back: the Kirov Ballet and Mariinsky Chorus with the illustrious Gergiev at the helm are all at their dazzling best. 

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 4: 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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