BLUE HILL — Bagaduce Music and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Turandot” 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Road. A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at The Grand in Ellsworth the following day from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
According to the Met’s website, “Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which also features tenors Roberto Aronica and Marco Berti as Calàf, sopranos Eleonora Buratto and Hibla Gerzmava as Liù, and bass-baritone James Morris as Timur.”
Local opera enthusiast 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 207-374-5515.