ARMIDA: MET Summer Encores
Starts: Jul 10 2013 - 7:00pm
Ends: Jul 10 2013 - 9:00pm
The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center will once again take part in the Met Summer Encores, a series of screenings from the groundbreaking Met Live in HD series.
All screenings of the Summer Encores will take place on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Tickets may be ordered through the Box Office by calling (207) 935-9232 or by visiting www.fryeburgacademy.org. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Campus of Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, ME. Parking is free.
Wednesday, July 10, 7pm: ARMIDA– Gioachino Rossini
Original transmission date: Saturday, May 1, 2010. This mythical story of a sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison has inspired operatic settings by a multitude of composers, including Gluck, Haydn, and Dvořák. Renée Fleming stars in the title role of Rossini’s version, opposite no fewer than five tenors. Director Mary Zimmerman describes the work as “a buried treasure, a box of jewels.” Armida is a fanciful and magical tale with “an epic, enchanted quality and a tremendous visual element.” Conductor: Riccardo Frizza; Production: Mary Zimmerman; Renée Fleming, Lawrence Brownlee, Bruce Ford, Barry Banks, Kobie van Rensburg
Interested in dinner before the show? Plan to come early and have dinner in the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Art Center’s beautiful lobby. Beginning at 6pm, Lake Region Caterers will be offering a unique variety of fresh sandwiches and hearty soups as well as delicious desserts and other tasty snacks, both sweet and salty. Reservations are requested in advance. Please contact Lake Region Caterers directly at (207) 787-3327 or email@example.com