Beginning in 2002, the intriguing world of opera – its history, development over 400 years, cultural context, and performance – has been presented on Seabrook Island during the fall and winter months. Many residents and guests have enjoyed these sessions. But it is hoped that many more, perhaps unaware of their existence, will choose to include them in their Island activities.
Each opera is self-contained in the 90-minute session with the opera shown in an abridged fashion featuring the high points. Each week brings a different production with the works ranging from current to vintage.
These sessions are informal and fun with performances supplemented by text subtitles in English. The voices and acting are amazing. You may be surprised how dramatic and enjoyable this art form can be.
All sessions are FREE and previous exposure/knowledge of opera is not necessary. Indeed, newcomers are encouraged to give it a try.
Join us on Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for enjoyment mixed with enlightenment as we bring back our Opera Lite Series beginning Thursday, January 11th.
Schedule of Operas
1/11 – POLIUTO
1/18 – RUSLAN AND LYUDMILA
1/25 – MANON LESCAUT
2/12 – EUROPA RECONOSCIUTA
2/8 – DER ROSENKAVALIER
2/15 – LOHENGRIN
2/22 – LA BOHEME
3/1 – BEATRICE AND BENEDICT
3/8 – RIGOLETTO
3/15 – THE USUAL SONG AND DANCE
Opera will be shown in Osprey 2.
-Submitted by The Lake House