Celebrating Opera with the Fernie Friends of Opera.
All screenings are on the first Friday of the month at the Arts Station, except March (first Monday).
Admission by donation.
2019 - 2020 Season Screenings:
Friday, September 6: Rigoletto by Verdi
Friday, October 4: Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti
- Based on Schiller’s 1800 play, Maria Stuarda is one of Donizetti’s three Tudor queen operas. The clash between two queens, with the throne of England at stake, is at the center of this bel canto drama. Mariella Devia stars in the title role of the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots. Her opponent is Queen Elizabeth I, sung by Anna Caterina Antonacci, as the Protestant ruler who knows her position is not secure as long as Mary lives. Tenor Simone Alberghini is George Talbot, the Earl of Leicester and favorite of the queen, who urges her to reconcile with Mary. But when Mary insults Elizabeth, her tragic fate is sealed.
- By the Teatro all Scala conducted by Antonino Fogliani, featuring Mariella Devia, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Francesco Meli
- Italian with English subtitles, 2008, 2:16
Friday, November 1: der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss
Friday, December 6: Enchanted Island; a pastiche, but various composers
Friday, January 3: Parsifal by Wagner
Friday, February 7: Die Tote Stadt by Korngold
Monday, March 9: Faust by Gounod
Friday, April 3: William Tell by Rossini
Friday, May 1: Thais by Massenet