Operatic drama returning to silver screen

The pageantry and drama of the Metropolitan Opera is returning to the Rialto Theatre in Courtenay.

The pageantry and drama of the Metropolitan Opera is returning to the Rialto Theatre in Courtenay.

The Met will have 12 exciting performances this winter, beginning with L’Elisir d’ Amore on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m.

Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star in one of the greatest comic gems in opera, as the fickle Adina and her besotted Nemorino. Bartlett Sher, whose previous productions of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Le Comte Ory, and Les Contes d’Hoffmann have delighted Met audiences, guides this lively staging, where surface charm will meet with real emotion.

Mariusz Kwiecien is the blustery sergeant Belcore; Ambrogio Maestri and Erwin Schrott share the role of Dulcamara, the lovable quack and dispenser of the elixir. Maurizio Benini conducts.

Season tickets are on sale at the Rialto Theatre for a 15-per-cent savings for all 12 performances. Single tickets are also available.

For more information, call the Rialto Theatre at 250-338-5502.

— Rialto Theatre

 

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