Beat-the-Blahs — The Haskel Rosenberg Memorial Series



FalstaffDuring the depths of winter, opera lovers assemble to watch a DVD of an opera presented during the current MET season. We meet at 1 PM on Sundays at the Social Hall (rear entrance) at Temple B’rith Kodesh, located at 2131 Elmwood Avenue in Rochester, NY. Click here for a map.

A suggested donation for all four operas is $32.00 for Opera Guild of Rochester and $36.00 for non-donors. Temple members may attend for free.

A suggested donation for individual performances is $9.00 for Opera Guild of Rochester donors and $10.00 for non-donors. Temple members may attend for free. Refreshments will be served during intermissions.

A reservation form will be posted soon.


Opera Guild of Rochester

 

Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio (Glyndebourne Production 2015)

This is a Singspiel in three acts, set in the 18th Century in the palace of Pasha Selim with a setting like Mozart envisioned. The philosophy of the age of enlightenment is expressed in the Pasha’s generous gesture giving freedom to Belmonte, Konstanze, Pedrillo and Blonde when they tried to escape, much to the disappointment of Osmin, who is the palace overseer.

Opera talk presented by Agneta D. Borgstedt


Opera Guild of Rochester

 

Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Leos Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen

Bring the kids – a delightful opera with both human and animal characters. You can compare two versions: the cartoon(!) and the one in familiar opera fashion.

Opera talk by Carol Crocca


Opera Guild of Rochester

 

Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Giacomo Puccini’s Il Trittico

Puccini’s unheralded masterpiece, Il Trittico (The Triptych). Hear and see three one act operas, Il tabarro, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi. The work received its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera on 14 December 1918. Dismissed at first but loved now for its ingenuity. Il Trittico presents three different operas with different themes ending with a delightfully funny family squabble.

Opera talk presented by Peter Dundas


Opera Guild of Rochester

 

Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Sadko

A delightful treatment by Rimsky-Korsakov of an old Russian folk tale about a musician who wants to be a merchant. He charms the daughter of the King of the Ocean-Sea, who rewards him by sending golden fishes which he uses to finance his voyage. Bring your scuba gear, because the entire second act is set under the ocean!

Opera talk presented by Art Axelrod


Opera Guild of Rochester

 

For more information, contact Agneta Borgstedt at (585) 334-2323 or e-mail agneta.borgstedt@rochester.rr.com

Be sure to check out our Lecture Series and visit our Reading Room to see the handouts and playlists for this year's lectures and lectures from the past.