Opera Appreciation

October 2020

U3A Opera Appreciation

GOOD NEWS! But due to the Corona Virus our previous venue of Good Shepherd Lodge is closed to outside activities however we do thank the Management for their assistance and on going help for the Opera Group since early 2011. Moving on: In co-operation with U3A and the Jubilee Centre (previously the Makay City Library behind the Council Building) we are now booked in their Theatre/Meeting room on The first Tuesday of each Month at 1.00pm commencing Tue 6 October 2020. (Mark your calendar please.

Besides signing in on arrival Covid-19 safe sanitize available with gold coin to cover viewing room. For members requiring a light lunch or snack this is available at the food court in the Art Space next door. because we have been waiting since March 2020 to be “free” similar to the exiled Hebrews who were defeated and held captive by Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, our opera will be the 1987 production from Teatro Alla Scala “Nabucco” by Giuseppe Verdi (not seen by our group before). The background to Nabucco is historical, however the characters of Abigaile and Fenena, daughters of Nebuchadnezzar are fictitious. This production marked Riccardo Muti’s return as music director of Italy’s greatest opera house.
Contact Noel Flor 49424776 if you would like to join this group or visit the website www.u3amackay.com

OCTOBER’2020

How good it was to operate again, this time with a change of venue, now on the first Tuesday of each Month at 1pm in the Jubilee Community Centre, previously Mackay City Library.
Our opera to open the new season was “Nabucco” by Giuseppe Verdi, the production welcomed back many years of being elsewhere, was the conductor Riccardo Muti feeling quite “at home” in the Teatro all Scala, Milan.
Next month an opera by Gioachino Rossini based on William Shakespeare’s dramatic play “Othello” the Moor of Venice. Cecilia Bartoli and John Osborn bring new life to this production with some beautiful “tenor” lines. Muhai Tanc conducts the Zurich Orchestra and Chorus.
Don’t forget now the first Tuesday of each month.

If you would like to join the Opera Appreciation Group, please phone Noel Flor 49424776

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