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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

  • Inspired by the 18th-century tradition of the pastiche, The Enchanted Island is a new work featuring music by some of the Baroque era's greatest composers — Handel, Vivaldi and Rameau — with an original libretto. The dramatic framework of this Baroque fantasy brings together situations and characters from two Shakespearean plays: the four lovers from A Midsummer Night's Dream are shipwrecked during their honeymoon voyage on Prospero's island from The Tempest. In addition to the characters found in the original plays, The Enchanted Island imagines the sorceress Sycorax (who is mentioned in The Tempest but never appears on stage) vying with Prospero for control of the island.
  • By the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by William Christie, featuring David Daniels, Danielle, de Niese, Joyce DiDonato, Lica Pisaronik, Lisette Oropesa, Paul Appleby, Placido Domingo and more
  • English subtitles, 2011, 3:00

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

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