OPERA COMES TO GLOUCESTER –CARMEN and PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Gloucester Cinema continues with the second event in the opera series. The live performance of CARMEN, performed in by the English National Opera (ENO) Company during its 2015 season, was filmed at the London Coliseum.
The mission of the English National Opera is to make opera current and interesting to the masses and to do so it is creating affordable and relatable English language operatic performances. CARMEN, which includes the famous Toreador song that everyone will recognize, is for a more mature audience. Gilbert and Sullivan’s comedic PIRATES OF PENZANCE (the third in the series) can be considered multi-generational. It should appeal and be enjoyable watching to anyone curious about opera. Opera in Gloucester is a rare treat. It is not often that you have the opportunity to see solid performances of famous programs at the ticket prices of $10 children and seniors and $12 for adults. The Gloucester Cinema offers plenty of free parking and easy access to the theater.
With a run time of just under three hours, CARMEN, a passionate tale of an naïve soldier and a fiery gypsy (Carmen). The stunning performance is the backdrop for French composer Georges Bizet’s dazzling score which evokes all the sounds and sizzling atmosphere of Spain through some of the opera’s most famous melodies, from Carmen’s seductive ‘Habanera’ to the Toreadors’ stirring parade.
Check out the Carmen trailer to see how captivating this opera promises to be and why European audiences have loved this film.. Carmen will be playing Sunday 9/11 at 10 p.m. and Thursday 9/15 at 7 p.m.
Pirates of Penzance is scheduled to play Sunday, October 2 and Thursday, October 6. The trailer touches on the highlights of a swashbuckling farce of brilliant humor and razor-sharp wit, it’s chock-full of memorable melodies, including the famous tongue-twisting patter song from the Major-General.
Gloucester Cinema is located at 74 Essex Ave (Route 133), Gloucester. Feel free to call John Williams 781-724-5368 if you have any questions about this show or the others in the upcoming Arts and Architecture Series. Tickets can be purchase at the theater or online at gloucestercinema.com. Check out our Face Book page.