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Opera Preview: La Cenerentola

Posted April 25, 2014, at 1:19 p.m.

Giacomo Rossini’s opera “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella) comes to the Grand in Ellsworth on Saturday, May 10, by live simulcast from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. To help music lovers prepare for this event, the Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will join together to introduce and study this comic opera at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 9, in the Blue Hill Library’s Howard Room.

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato stars, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, along with tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the effervescent score.

Local opera enthusiasts Linda Lesko and David Porter will summarize the plot, introduce the music and offer some ideas of special ways to enjoy the Saturday simulcast. All are welcome, no previous opera knowledge is needed, and admission is free. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.

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