Date(s) - 11/9/2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Blue Hill Public Library
The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Nico Muhly’s opera Marnie at the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday, November 9th at 1:00 PM. A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at The Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, November 10th, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
According to the Met website, “Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her—with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts.”
Local opera enthusiasts Linda Lesko and David Porter will summarize the plot, introduce the music, and offer some ideas of special ways to enjoy the Saturday simulcast. All are welcome, no previous opera knowledge is needed, and admission is free. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.