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.
September 7: Tales of Hoffman - Jacques Offenbach
Featuring: Plácido Domingo, Luciana Serra, Agnes Baltsa, Ileana Cotrubas
Conducted: Georges Prete with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden,
Directed: Brian Large.
1981. French with English Subtitles. 2hrs 30mins
Seeking to exorcise the failure of his current love affair, the poet Hoffmann tells the tales of his three past loves: the doll-like Olympia, the high-class courtesan Giulietta, and the ambitious but delicate Antonia, and recalls how each was thwarted by the evil influence of his rival.
In this production by the distinguished film director, John Schlesinger, Offenbach's nightmare world is brought to life. The all-star cast is headed by Placido Domingo in his prime as Hoffmann.
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