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Opera In Cinema Continues At Parrish

Originally Posted: April 25, 2011

Aida will be shown at the Parrish later this month. (Courtesy Photo: Parrish Art Museum)

Southampton - A new production of Verdi's classic opera "Aida" will be telecast live from Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence, on Tuesday, May 3, at 2:30 p.m., as part of the Parrish Art Museum's Opera, Ballet, and Shakespeare in Cinema series. The four-act opera will be conducted by Zubin Mehta and stars Marco Berti, Luciana D'Intino, and Hui He.

"Aida" is one of the most popular operas of all time. Commissioned by the Khedive of Egypt and set in that country's Old Kingdom, the opera premiered at the Cairo Opera House in 1871. The plot is filled with political intrigue, love, betrayal, passion, and vengeance, and the spectacular sets capture the majesty of ancient Egypt. The opera runs approximately three hours. Tickets are $18 for Parrish members, $22 for nonmembers, www.parrishart.org.

An encore screening of Rossini's "The Barber of Seville," as performed on the classic stage of the Teatro Regio di Parma in Parma, Italy on April 26, will be held at the Parrish Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m. A truly Italianate spectacle, this new production stars Luca Salsi as the rapscallion barber Figaro and Ketevan Kemoklidze as the clever beauty Rosina. The running time is approximately three hours. Encore tickets are $14 for members, $17 for nonmembers.

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