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Beat the Blahs viewers were delighted with the 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, held each Sunday in January from 1 – 5pm at a new location to be announced soon. Each screening is preceded by a brief pre-show talk about the production.
Individual operas are $10 each.
Highlights from our previous season:
Orpheus in the Underworld
Euridice, Natalie Dessay; Orphée, Yann Beuron,
Orchestra and Chorus of the Opera National de Lyon, 1997
Come and enjoy this hilarious take on the Orpheus legend.
Opera Talk: Carol Crocca
Kiri Te Kanawa, Hermann Prey, Benjamin Luxon,
Royal Opera House Covent Garden, 2003
A charming operetta, with the predictable hijinks.
Opera Talk: Peter Dundas
Yvonne Kenny, Philip Langridge, Jerry Hadley and Carol Vaness
Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Haitink, 1983
Mozart’s first masterpiece: ‘The sins of the father shall be visited on the children.’
Opera Talk: Jessica Moss
The Sicilian Vespers
Nonforte, Leo Nucci; Duchessa Elena, Daniela Dessi
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio di Parma, 2012
Based on an event of signal importance in European history and full of great music.
Opera Talk: Art Axelrod