La Scala Opera House - Carmen at Adelphi University
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Adelphi University Performing Arts Center's (AUPAC's) series showcasing opera from around the world allows you to enjoy some of the finest singers without leaving Long Island. The Opera in Cinema series from Emerging Pictures will be shown on the 30-foot Concert Hall screen, located at 1 South Avenue, Garden City, N.Y., in crystal-clear high definition with surround sound. This fall, travel to Milan, Italy to the world's great opera house, Teatro alla Scala, where performances have been thrilling audiences since 1778. This series also celebrates Giuseppe Verdi's bicentennial by featuring three of his most popular operas. In 1839, the first opera by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) was performed. He soon became the composer whose name is linked more than any other with the history of La Scala. Year after year, visitors come to La Scala to experience not only the superb performances onstage, but also the exquisite atmosphere of Milan's musical jewel.
CARMEN - Lies. Lust. Murder. Brilliant music. Carmen, Bizet's masterpiece, is one of the most popular operas of all time. With its titillating story and memorable melodies, the La Scala production stars opera greats Jonas Kaufmann and Erwin Schott, with newcomer Anna Rachvelishvili making her wildly successful debut as Carmen. The New York Times raved, "She triumphed -- an unusual, concentrated focus, a fresh gravity." This will be presented on Saturday, October 26 at 3:00 p.m. Adelphi University's Performing Arts Center is Long Island's premier cultural arts venue for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets for these Opera in Cinema screenings are on sale now and are priced at $20.00 each. Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or [email protected] For more information about all the events at AUPAC and to purchase tickets, visit aupac.adelphi.edu.
About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs--College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work--the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.