Opera House To Host Showing Of Eurydice Saturday; Q&A On Dec. 9
FREDONIA — Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s series of live, high definition opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center on Saturday at 1 p.m., with MacArthur Fellow Matthew Aucoin’s contemporary opera, Eurydice.
Due to the continued high positivity rate of COVID in Chautauqua County, and in accordance with village, CDC and state guidelines, the opera house is requiring all patrons to wear masks before, during and after events.
The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days. Rising American composer Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story.
Sung in English with subtitles, the production runs two hours, 45 minutes with one intermission.
In a special partnership with the Chautauqua Opera Company and the State University at Fredonia’s School of Music, the opera house will present a virtual opera chat on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m., with Metropolitan Opera Conductor Daniela Candillari. Candillari, the Chautauqua Opera Company’s 2017 assistant conductor, makes her Met debut on Dec. 8 conducting this new production of Eurydice. She joins Steven Osgood, Chautauqua Opera Company general and artistic director, in the virtual chat.
Individual tickets to each of the operas in the season are $20, ($18 Opera House members, $10 students). Tickets may be purchased in person at the Opera House Box Office or by phone at 716-679-1891 from noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Tickets may be purchased online anytime at www.fredopera.org.
The opera house is equipped with assistive listening headsets for the hearing-impaired. Request one from any usher or opera house staff member.
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is a member-supported not-for-profit performing arts center located in Fredonia Village Hall. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.
Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center on Saturday at 1 p.m., with Matthew Aucoin’s contemporary take on the Greek myth, Eurydice. Soprano Erin Morley sings the title role, opposite baritone Joshua Hopkins as Orpheus and countertenor Jakub Jozef Orlinski as his otherworldly alter-ego.