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WATCH THIS SPACE FOR OUR 2024 SEASON,
TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

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New Location for 2024: Pittsford Community Center!

Beat the Blahs viewers were delighted with last year's screening of Rigoletto.

Beat the Blahs Series


Opera Guild of Rochester conquers dull Sunday afternoons by sharing opera video presentations of acclaimed productions by your favorite composers. The Beat the Blahs Haskell Rosenberg Memorial Series features four events:

Sundays on January 14, 21, 28 and February 4 from 1 – 5pm at Pittsford Community Center at 35 Lincoln Ave., Pittsford.

 

Each screening is preceded by a brief pre-show talk about the production.

Individual operas are $10 each. There is a $5 additional fee charged by Pittsford Rec for non-residents of Pittsford.
 

All registration will be through

the Pittsford Community Center. 

You may register online at

townofpittsford.org/recreation 

or in person the day of the event.

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1/21/2024

Britten’s 

Peter Grimes

Generally acknowledged as one of the 20th century’s finest operas, with Jon Vickers universally acclaimed for his portrayal of the anti-hero, this tragedy is based on a poem The Borough, by George Crabbe (1810).

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1/28/2024

Borodin’s

Prince Igor

Featuring the original choreography of Mikhail Fokine, the opera treats us to the famous Polovtsian Dances, and unforgettable melodies such as that which was eventually made into the song Stranger in Paradise for the musical Kismet.

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2/4/2024

Offenbach’s

Les contes d’Hoffman 

(The Tales of Hoffman)

Based on three famous tales of fantasy by E.T.A. Hoffman, the opera presents the poet Hoffman recounting the stories of three of his past loves, each of which was thwarted by the evil genius of his rival. It is not in Offenbach’s previous operetta tradition, but is more serious in tone and dramatic ambition, and captures the combination of reality and fantasy, the romantic and grotesque of the original tales.

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1/14/2024

Bellini’s

La Sonnambula

Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Florez in their prime, in a bel canto masterpiece about a young woman, Amina, whose sleepwalking proves problematic when her night ramblings are misinterpreted. Full of melodic invention, this semiseria melodrama is set in a Swiss village, where a series of poignant moments resolves to a happy ending.

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