Opera in Bermuda



Gilbert & Sullivan Society is excited to announce ‘The Met: Live in HD’ operas in Bermuda (on film). Next opera is on Saturday, 31 January 2015.

Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro

Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in an 18th-century manor house in Seville during the 1930s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count they work for, Amanda Majeski as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino. (In Italian, with English subtitles.) Approximate running time 3:50.

Matthew Nester will provide a brief introduction about each opera and its composer immediately before the performance.

Story synopsis

Reviews

"A sparkling new production... joyful music-making... The youthful cast dug into their roles with gusto and sang with style... A memorable performance of Mozart's immortal comedy." - Associated Press

"A swiftly paced, playful evening... Eyre skillfully built the comic ensembles to climaxes that made you laugh out loud... A happy Marriage at the Met." - Wall Street Journal

"A ravishing, intricately wrought evening of music, humor and emotional depth... An evening like this is the strongest argument for the continued vigor of the Met." - New York Magazine

"James Levine, making his first appearance on an opening night in four years, led an appealing cast and the great Met orchestra in an eloquent, richly detailed performance of this multilayered Mozart masterpiece.” Ildar Abdrazakov "brings a dark, solid voice and stylish phrasing to Figaro"... Peter Mattei as Count Almaviva is "terrific. His voice has depth, body and lyrical allure." Amanda Majeski's voice "is ample and expressive...she sang with nuance and taste and made a vulnerable countess." As Susanna, Marlis Petersen's "singing is clean and beautiful, but also unusually textured and plush for the part." – The New York Times



All on Saturdays, at BUEI auditorium, starting at 5pm.

TICKETS: *$35 / *$30 students / *min. 5 for $30 each. Purchase using button below or purchase at door – cash/cheque/credit card. More info – synopses, video clips: www.metoperafamily.org. GandS contact: Matt Nester / opera@gands.bm.


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 UPCOMING OPERA SEASON

February 21 Carmen (Bizet)
March 7 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
March 21 The Merry Widow (Lehár)
April 18 Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Offenbach)
May 2 Iolanta (Tchaikovsky) / Bluebeard’s Castle (Bartók)
May 16 La Donna del Lago (Rossini)
May 30 Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) / Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
Opera packageTickets $35 / $30 students / min. 5 for $30 each
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More information on the new season is on the Met web site

For more information, contact Matt Nester


The link to the Met’s website for the HD broadcasts is www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/broadcast/hd_events_next.aspx


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