Sup­port opera films

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

Those of us who have en­joyed the film sea­sons of the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Opera Live in HD owe a huge word of thanks to Peter Smith at Starlight Cin­ema Cen­tre for bring­ing this to Taupō. Un­for­tu­nately of­ten when I at­tend there may only be five or six in the au­di­ence. It costs a great deal to se­cure these films and I won­der how many Taupō peo­ple even know it is avail­able. This is world­class opera with­out hav­ing to travel to New York to ex­pe­ri­ence the magic. Fan­tas­tic cos­tumes and sets, a com­plete vis­ual feast. Due to losses on sev­eral screen­ings we were in dan­ger of los­ing ac­cess but I un­der­stand that, thanks to the gen­eros­ity of a lo­cal spon­sor, screen­ings will con­tinue start­ing in No­vem­ber as usual. My thanks to both Peter and our bene­fac­tor. Come on Taupō, sup­port them both. These are the good guys.

NOREEN CUR­TIS

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