LIVE SIMULCAST PERFORMANCE
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 12pm
Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings Live in HD & Classical Series
With support from The Ridgefield Press & Whistle Stop Bakery
Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.
L’Elisir d’Amore has been among the most consistently popular operatic comedies for almost two centuries. The story deftly combines comic archetypes with a degree of genuine character development rare in works of this type. Its ending is as much a foregone conclusion as it would be in a romantic comedy film today—the joy is in the journey, and Donizetti created one of his most instantly appealing scores for this ride.
***This LIVE in HD screening of The Metropolitan’s Opera L’Elisir d’Amore offers some exciting behind the scenes interviews and a presentation by acclaimed Italian chef Lidia Bastianich,who will showcase a new creation: “Pasta d’Amore: Lidia’s Tagliatelle con Funghi,” a dish that will be served on stage as part of the wedding banquet in Act II.
Click here for the recipe!
Running Time: 2 hours, 39 minutes
Tickets: $25 | Members & Seniors $20 | Students $15
Ridgefield Library card holders receive member prices for this show.
AAA members receive a 20% discount!
FREE tickets for students 18 & under! Must show ID at the box office.
Underwritten by Jeanne Cook, Lori & John Berisford, Liz & Steven Goldstone, and Sabina & Walter Slavin .