Opera Appreciation

Opera enthusiastic people come together to watch different operas from world famous artists on a large screen.  A gold coin donation is required for the use of the venue.  Afternoon tea is supplied by the Lodge.

Before the Opera news, please note that the August meeting will be on the second Tuesday (14th August) at the same time 1:00pm at Good Shepherd Lodge. The room is not available for the 21st.

For something different in July, we heard opera recitals by Andrea Bocelli – “A Night in Tuscany”, followed by Cecilia Bartoli “Live in Italy” recorded at the Teatro Olimpico, Vincenza. Most enjoyable!

Next month, the 14th August, is Giuseppi Verdi’s 18th Opera “Il Trovatiore” (The Troubadour) opera in 4 acts. The confused action takes place in Spain at the beginning of the 15th Century during the civil war caused by the rebellion of the Count of Urgel against the King of Aragon, whose army leader is the Count Di Luna, giving this tale of Spanish Nobles and Gypsies a dark framework to shine against Verdi’s music.

The Bulgarian soprano Raina Kabaivanska as Leonora, Florenza Cossotto as the Gypsy Azucena, Piero Cappuccilli as the Count Di Luna and Placido Domingo as the lyrical Troubadour Manrico. Conducted by Herbert Von Karajan at the Vienna State Opera. This is Grande Opera!

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