Opera returns to Sydney
The opera returns to Cape Breton opening later this month with a live showing of Antoine Dvorák’s “Rusalka” from New York City’s Metropolitan Opera on Feb. 25.
The showing will take place at Cineplex Cinemas Sydney at 1:55 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, and is part of The Met: Live in HD series.
Kristine Opolais plays the mythical Rusalka, a role that vaulted her to stardom and helped to launch her career internationally through her haunting rendition of the classic “Song to the Moon.”
Rusalka had its world premiere at the National Theatre in Prague in 1901. The production is as an example of late Romanticism — containing folklore, and evocations of the natural and the supernatural worlds.
Verdi’s “La Traviata” will follow Saturday, March 11, at 1:55 p.m. Other operas being featured this spring include Mozart’s “Idomeneo” on Saturday, March 25, 1: 55 p.m.; Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” on April 22, 1:55 p.m. and Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier” in German on May 13, 1:30 p.m.
General admission for each performance is $28 for ages 1464, $27 for seniors over 65 and $27 for children, 3-13.
For three or more tickets, it’s $26.60 for each ticket, $25.20 each for five tickets and $23.80 each for eight tickets.