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Meets at 1:30 PM  on the third Friday of the month.  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

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)