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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

Friday, November 1: der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss

Friday, December 6: The Enchanted Island; a pastiche, but various composers, devised and written by Jeremy Sams

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

  • Renée Fleming triumphs as the glamorous courtesan Thaïs in Massenet’s romantic tragedy set in fourth-century Alexandria and the Egyptian desert. The libretto is based on the novel by Anatole France from the medieval legend of Saint Thaïs. The timeless struggle between earthly desire and spiritual redemption finally destroys the resolve of the monk Athanaël, just as the newly penitent Thaïs ascends heavenward. Conductor López-Cobos gives a masterly performance of the sensuous score, with concert master David Chan contributing the ravishing solo, Méditation, in the second act.

  • By the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet Jesus Lopez-Cobos
  • Featuring Renee Fleming, Thomas Hampson, Michael Schade
  • French with English subtitles, 2009, 2:18


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