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Opera Screenings for the 2017-2018 Season: Fernie Friends of Opera

 All screenings start at 7:00pm at the Art Station unless otherwise noted. Admission by donation.
All our opera selections are screened from DVD with English subtitles.

  • Friday, September 8: La Traviata – Verdi
    Gheorghiu, Lopardo, Nucci
    Conducted: Solti with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden,
    Directed: Eyre. 1994 production
  • Friday, October 6: Die Fledermaus – Strauss II
    Lippert, Reinprecht, Serafin
    Conducted: Mayrofer with the Seefestspiele Moerbisch Austria
    Directed: Serafin Live from the outdoor festival stage in 2012
  • Friday, November 3: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg – Wagner
    Finley, Jentzsch, Kranzle, Gabler, Finley
    Conducted: Jurowski with the London Philharmonic & Glyndebourne chorus
    Directed: McVicar, 2011 production
  • Friday, December 1: Hansel und Gretel – Humperdinck
    Fassbaender, Gruberova, Prey
    Conducted: Solti with the Vienna Philharmonic
    Filmed 1981
  • Friday, January 5, 2018: Norma – Bellini
    Caballe, Vickers, Veasey.
    Conducted: Patane, outdoors with the orchestra of Teatro Regio di Torino.
    Directed: Pierre Jourdan. 1974 production
  • Friday, February 2: Pelleas et Melisande – Debussy
    Dessay, Naouri, Degout, Ens
    Conducted: de Billy, with the Radio-Symphonie Orchester Wien and Arnold Schoenberg Chor.
    Directed: Pelly. 2009 production
  • Thursday March 1st: Un Ballo In Maschera – Verdi
    Millo, Pavarotti, Blackwell, Hawkins, Nucci
    Conducted: Levine with the MET Orchestra and Chorus
    Directed: Faggioni. 1991 production
  • Friday, April 6: Otello – Verdi
    Domingo, Fleming, Morris, Croft
    Conducted: Levine with the MET Orchestra and Chorus
    Directed: Large. 1996 production
  • Friday, May 4 6:00pm start with our end-of-season potluck supper: L’italiana in Algeri – Rossini
    Horne, Montarsolo, Monk, Ahlstedt
    Conducted: Levine with the MET Orchestra and Chorus
    Directed: Ponnelle. 1986 production

There will also be a live concert on Saturday, April 21, 7:00pm (tentative date):
Calgary Opera Presents – Emerging Artists
A selection from the Greatest Operas
@ Mountainside Community Church, Fernie
By Donation

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British Columbia Arts Council The City of Fernie Columbia Basin Trust Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance The Fernie Fix Park Place Lodge