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Love, opera style at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
AUPAC’s opera film series features masterpiece performances on international stages
From the Arena di Verona is:
Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Turnadot is composer Puccini’s last work before his death. The story begins with the cold-hearted Princess Turnadot declaring “Any prince seeking to marry me must answer three riddles. But if he fails, he will have to die.” It is through this game of enigmatic questions she discovers her true love.
Sunday, March 23, 2014 3:00 p.m. Verdi’s Aida tells the story of the title character, an Ethiopian girl enslaved to Amneris - both in love with the same person Egyptian warrior, Radames. The each feature will be screened in the Concert Hall on a high definition 30-foot screen with surround sound.
Sunday, April 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Roméo and Juliette, composed by Charles Gounod is based on William Shakespeare’
Closing out the film series is the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s Carmen on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at 7:00 pm. Initially received as immoral and vulgar, it is the story of the gypsy, Carmen, and the men who love her. The unfolding tale of a love triangle and murder is one that many modern day films and plays are based on, as well as featuring a musical score familiar world-wide.
Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Its spring 2014 program features performances by Boston Brass, Trio Solisti and Tony-winner Tommy Tune. Tickets for each of the individual films in the series are on sale now for $20 each and can be purchased online at aupac.adelphi.edu. Information and tickets are also available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or email@example.com. The Concert Hall is located on the main level of the Performing Arts Center, adjacent to the Box Office.
Check out aupac.adelphi.edu for more on this event and others coming to the venue.
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—The College of Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing and Public Health, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Schools of Social Work—the co-educational 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 centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.