Opera in Bermuda
Attention all opera lovers!
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society is excited to bring the Metropolitan Opera to Bermuda in glorious HD!
Our next performance is on April 26th with Borodin's Prince Igor
at the Tradewinds Auditorium in the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.
Performance starts at 5.00 p.m.
Matthew Nester will provide a brief introduction about each opera and its composer immediately before the performance.
Borodin's Prince Igor – NEW PRODUCTION
Borodin’s defining Russian epic, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, comes to the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years. Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new production is a brilliant psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, with the founding of the Russian nation as the backdrop. Star bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov takes on the monumental title role, with Gianandrea Noseda conducting. (Approx 4.5hrs, inc interval)
REVIEWS“A revelatory production… Tcherniakov’s wonderful staging is dreamlike, wrenchingly human and viscerally theatrical. The impressive cast, with many Russian singers, is headed by the compelling bass Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role. Mr. Noseda conveys the Russian character of the music, while conducting it with clarity and precision. The Met chorus is at its glorious best.” — The New York Times
“The Met has returned a long-absent marvel to its rightful place in the repertoire. As the country welcomed the world to the Winter Games, the Metropolitan Opera mounted its own imperial Russian spectacular … with a score that bubbles with irresistible tunes and gaudy contrasts, with the exotic Polovtsians moving in sinuous oriental dances while Russians answer with thick-soled marches and honest folk songs.” — New York Magazine
“Prince Igor’s triumphant return: the Met makes a masterpiece of an unlikely opera. A performance that would be the jewel of any opera company in any golden age.” — New York Observer
TICKETS are now on sale
*$35 / *$30 students / *book at least five performances simultaneously for $30 each.
Book online or purchase at door – cash/cheque/credit card.
All ticket holders are entitled to a 10% discount at the Harbourfront restaurant following the performance upon presentation of their ticket stubs.
All operas are shown with English subtitles
Harbourfront will be providing a cash bar for pre-performance and interval drinks
– and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served during the intermission.
THE CURRENT OPERA SEASON
|May 3||Massenet's Werther|
|May 17||Puccini's La Bohème|
|May 31||Mozart's Così fan tutte|
|June 14||Rossini's La Cenerentola|
|Opera package||Buy the package|
|More information on the new season is on the Met web site|
Ignore the dates shown on the video, they are the NY dates!
See the interview with Matthew Nester on VSB News
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For more information, contact Matt Nester
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