2010-2011 Opera Series

Sunday, November, 6, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.


This beloved French opera takes the real life of German poet, E.T.A. Hoffmann, and makes him the title character of three, fanciful stories of failed love. The result is one of the grandest and most expressive of all 19th-century French operas — achieving a combination of emotional
depth and musical brilliance that only the finest opera composers ever equaled. Presented with English supertitles.

E.T.A. Hoffmann

Friday, March 16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.


COSi FAN TUTTE is the perfect opera for those who prefer their laughter
sandwiched with a slice of wry, is a deliciously ironic look at the foibles of love. We begin with two sisters, their fiancés, and a bet—Will the women be faithful? Thus we enter a world of disguises and trickery in which the women—and Love itself—are put to the test. Mozart's genius turns a farce into a scintillating blend of thought provoking humor. Presented with English supertitles.

Cosi Fan Tutte

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

OTEllO (Othello) By Giuseppe Verdi

What happens when a man listens to his worst fears? Even the strongest man can be destroyed by jealousy and rumor. In Verdi's re-telling of Shakespeare's play, often considered his greatest opera, the warrior Otello returns home from battle to find the treacherous Iago, who pretends to be his friend, spinning a web of deceit and lies. Otello
begins to doubt the faithfulness of his beloved wife, Desdemona, and caught between evil whispers and the voice of his own heart, he must decide what – and who – he believes. Presented with English supertitles.