Amazing, was the sentiment expressed by the lucky audience who saw Donizetti’s Anna Bolena for the opening of the Metropolitan Opera season in New York City on Saturday, Oct. 15. Music lovers were treated to vocal delights, passionate acting, the incredible Met Opera chorus, and sumptuous, historically accurate costumes. This was the first of 11 HD Live from the Met performances from now until April 2012. The next performance, on Oct. 29 at 9:55 a.m., will be Mozart’s Don Giovanni, one of the most popular operas in the repertoire.
On Sunday, Oct. 9 we were in Moscow where the legendary Bolshoi Ballet Company performed Esmeralda. The dancers were awesome, performing amazing leaps and turns with wonderful ensemble work and lively, colourful costumes and sets.
This was the second of four ballets at the Salmar Classic this year, with upcoming performances on Nov. 20 and Dec. 18, and more performances in 2012.
A huge thank-you goes to the Salmar Community Association for bringing these wonderful HD Live performances to the Salmar Classic Theatre.
We are indeed fortunate and Salmon Arm is the envy of similar-sized communities because we are able to widen our cultural perspective by travelling the world. Thank you also to the friendly staff on Saturdays and Sundays.
Check out our local arts news and theatre listings for upcoming performances. Once you experience the thrill of one of these HD Live performances, you just may become addicted and be a repeat member of the audience at the Classic.