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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.

April 5: Rinaldo - George Fredric Handel
Featuring: David Daniels, Deborah York, Axel Kohler, Noemi Nadelmann, David Walker
Conducted: Harry Bicket with the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus (Munich)
Directed: David Alden, Brian Large
2001. Italian with English Subtitles.
2hrs 43mins

David Alden's production of Handel's Rinaldo brings the complex struggle between the Crusaders and the Saracens to vivid life, as he creates a surreal, out-of-proportion, pop-art world on stage. At times the satire verging on parody, at times absurdly funny, while always highlighting Handel's most gorgeous music paired with supreme vocal artistry.

Four countertenors, headed by the incomparable David Daniels, brings a different take to the proceedings. Deborah York's 'Lascia qu'io pianga' is peerless; so is the very sultry Noemi Nadelmann as the evil Armida. Harry Bicket, peerless in baroque repertoire, shines in the pit and on the harpsichord.

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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