Opera Preview at Shoreline Library on Thursday at 7 PM

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Opera Preview: Mary Stuart/Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti

Description: This, the greatest of Donizetti's three "Tudor Queen" operas, was first performed in 1835. It is a not-very accurate retelling of the rivalry, both political and romantic, between Queen Elizabeth I of England and Mary Queen of Scots. Some of the most exciting music Donizetti ever wrote was given to Mary/Maria as she battles for her life against the more powerful Elizabeth/Elisabetta. Mary/Maria's farewell to her friends and supporters will bring even a cynic to tears.

This free lecture, provided to increase enjoyment and appreciation of Seattle Opera productions, will feature speaker Norm Hollingshead with recorded musical excerpts.
Questions? www.normsoperaplus.com, normsoperaplus@mac.com, or 206.329.6269.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Shoreline Library.

The lecture is Thursday January 28th, 2016 at 7:00 PM, the end time is 8:30 PM in the large meeting room at the Shoreline Library.


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