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.

A total of 14 Opera lovers were glued to their chairs for Verdi’s Opera “Il Trovatore” (The Troubadour) for an afternoon of entertainment.

Next month on Tuesday 18th September is another afternoon of entertainment in Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Boheme”, a 4-Act opera which centres around four young men of Bohemia” – namely the painter Marcella, the poet Rodolfo, Colline the philosopher, and Schaunard who seems to arrive with food to their chilly attic rooms in Paris. The men become involved with Mimi, a neighbour who also lives in a cold attic room and Musetta, who used to be Marcello’s mistress but although she still deeply cares for him, has sought greener pastures elsewhere. The opera also takes us to the Latin Quarter and the Café Monus of Paris.

This opera was one of Dame Nellie Melba’s favourites. She played both Mimi and Musetta during her long opera career. However Puccini’s opera was at first a comparative failure. Only after it’s third presentation at Palermo when it’s merits were fully recognised. Opera Australia’s production directed by the great film director Baz Luhrmann, was such a success that San Francisco Opera booked the production for that city. What a treat for us! By the way, bring a box of tissues!

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