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Meets monthly.  The group shows the best productions of a wide spectrum of operas available on DVD or Blu-ray, with discussions after.  Lighter fare in the summertime, and a ballet usually for the year-end holidays.

Upcoming Events

Past Operas

2021

Due to the pandemic Paul Lim delivered the following programs via his personal Zoom account

Verdi’s La Traviata

2020

Zhang Yimou’s You and Me

Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame: The Queen of Spades

Due to the pandemic Paul Lim delivered the following programs via his personal Zoom account

Beethoven’s Fidelio (with Karita Mattila and Rene Pape)

Puccini’s Tosca (with Placido Domingo and Catherine Malfitano)

Gluck’s Orphee et Eurydice (with Bejun Mehta).

The Opera Gala, Live from Baden-Baden (with Netrebko, Garanca, Vargas and Tezier)

John Adams’ Doctor Atomic (with Gerald Finley)

Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance (with Kevin Kline, Linda Rondstadt and Angela Lansbury)

Carlisle Floyd’s Willie Stark (based on Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men)

Jacque Offenbach’s Orphee aux Enfers (with Joel Prieto and Kathryn Lewek)

Leos Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen (Paris Opera production)

2019

 

  •  Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot
  • Wagner’s Der Fliegender Hollander (cancelled due to inclement weather)
  • Wagner’s Parsifal
  • John Neumeier’s ballet based on Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice
  • Rossini’s La Gazzetta
  • Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims
  • Rossini’s Le Comte Ory
  • Berlioz’s Beatrice et Benedict
  • Puccini’s La Boheme
  • Harrison Birtwistle’s The Minotaur
  • Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos
  • Les Ballets Trocadero de Monte Carlo

2018

  • Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick (based on the novel by Melville)
  • Puccini’s Turandot
  • Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov
  • Bellini’s I Capuleti e I Montecchi
  • Verdi’s Aida
  • Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
  • The 1955 MGM movie Interrupted Melody (based on the life of Marjorie Lawrence)
  • The 1981 film Diva featuring Wilhelmenia Fernandez
  • Verdi’s Ernani
  • Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco
  • Verdi’s Otello
  • Matthew Bourne’s ballet based on Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty

2017

  • Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s The Passenger
  • Daniel Catan’s Il Postino
  • Handel’s Rinaldo
  • Peter Sellars’ staging of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion
  • Britten’s Death in Venice
  • Mascagni’s CavelleriaRusticanaand Leoncavalo’s Pagliacci
  • Franco Zeffirelli’s film Callas Forever (a fictional account of the final days of Maria Callas)
  • Matthew Bourne’s ballet The Car Man (based on Bizet’s Carmen)
  • Lorin Maazel’s adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984
  • Britten’s The Turn of the Screw (based on the novella by Henry James)
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole (based on the life of Playboy bunny Anna Nicole Smith)
  • Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel

2016

  • Rossini’s Zelmira
  • Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West
  • Donizetti’s La Favorite
  • Andre Tchaikovsky’s The Merchant of Venice
  • Karol Szymanowski’sKrol Roger
  • Milos Forman’s film adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus
  • Joshua Logan’s film adaptation of Lerner & Lowe’s Camelot
  • Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress
  • Verdi’s La Traviata
  • Richard Strauss’s Salome
  • Matthew Bourne’s ballet based on Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake

2015

  • Boito’s Mefistofele
  • Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea
  • Franz Lehar’s Das Land des Lachelns
  • Robert Wright’s film based on the Broadway musical Kismet
  • Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera
  • George Benjamin’s Written onSkin
  • Charles Wuorinen’sBrokeback Mountain(based on the 1997 short story by Annie Proulx and the 2005 film adaptation by Ang Lee)
  • Rossini’s Otello
  • Matthew Bourne’s ballet based on Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

2014

  • Giordano’s Andrea Chenier
  • Cilea’s Adrianna Lecouvreur
  • Ponchieli’s La Gioconda
  • Phillip Glass’s The Perfect American(based on the life of Walt Disney)