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Opera Preview: Rusalka

Posted Jan. 25, 2014, at 11:12 a.m.

Antonín Dvořák’s opera “Rusalka” comes to the Grand in Ellsworth on Saturday, February 8th, 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 theatrical journey at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 7th, in the Howard Room of the Blue Hill Public Library.

Renée Fleming returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting “Song to the Moon” in Dvořák’s “soulful fairy-tale opera.” Tenor Piotr Beczala and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick co-star, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.

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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