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2023 Beat the Blahs at Casa Italiana:
I VESPRI SICILIANI on April 16, 2023 at 1pm


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 Casa Italiana at Nazareth College. Each screening is preceded by a brief pre-show talk about the production.

Due to technical difficulties on its initially scheduled date, I Vespri Siciliani has been rescheduled for April 16 at 1pm. Admission waived for attendees of the 1/29/23 substitute screening of Rigoletto.

Individual operas are $9 for Guild donors ($10 for non-donors).

All students and members of Casa Italiana are free.

Our 2023 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



Die Fledermaus

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

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New Date!

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

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