There are 10 participants in the group. I will be emailing a reminder about one week prior to each performance. It will include a basic summary of the storyline of the opera. Please email Meg a reply to acknowledge whether you are coming or will be an apology.
All operas will be sung in their original language but the DVDs will have English subtitles .We will have an interval with a brief break for refreshments.
This selection of DVDs will enable you to:·
- Hear the different singing styles of three of the major tenors or our times – Pavarotti, Domingo and the new pin up tenor Jonah Kaufmann;·
- Ponder over whether opera still has a place in our culture and why?·
- Muse over why the Australian Opera limits its appeal by charging a minimum of $220 for tickets;·
- But most of all enjoy some wonderful arias!
This program will be held in the evenings, starting at 7pm at 21 Warana Court, Benalla. Ph 5762 6558
Wednesday, October 12 - Bizet’s Carmen with Jonah Kaufmann [the rising star] and Anna Antonacci
Wednesday,October 26 - Verdi’s Rigoletto with Pavarotti [the master!] and Louis Quilico
Wednesday, November 9 - Verdi’s La Traviata (film directed by Zeffirelli) with Domingo and Teresa Stratas
Wednesday, November 23 - Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, (in modern dress) with Sally Mathews and Luca Pisaroni