Opera at the Miraflores Locks

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The Metropolitan Opera of New York is famous around the world, because it always has the best singers, scenery and musicians who bring to life the great operas such as “Norma” and “Tosca”. If you cannot go to the Big Apple, you can see your favorite work at the Miraflores Visitor Center Theater.

The screenings of the operas have the added value of being broadcast live and in High Definition. Each performance includes the history of the musical work and interviews with artistes who star in each opera. The next performance is the “Exterminating Angel” on Saturday, November 18, at 12:55 p.m.

A scene from “Tosca”.

The “Exterminating Angel” is an English-language opera in three acts, with music by Thomas Adès and libretto by Tom Cairns in collaboration with Adès. It’s based on the eponymous 1962 film by Luis Buñuel. This opera, Adès’ 3rd composition, was a joint commission by the Salzburg Festival, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Danish Opera.

It’s about a group of guests who are invited to an exclusive dinner after a night at the opera. Towards the end of the evening they are unable to leave. The door is open – but no one can get out, and no one can get in.

The following performance is on Saturday, January 27, at 12:45 p.m. with the presentation of “Tosca”. The three act opera by Giacomo Puccini is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, when the control of Rome by the Kingdom of Naples is threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of Italy. It contains depictions of torture, murder and suicide, as well as some of Puccini’s best-known lyrical arias.

The dramatic force of “Tosca” and its characters continues to fascinate both performers and audiences, and the work remains one of the most frequently performed operas.

These presentations cost $25 for general admission, $20 for members of the ACP, $10 for children under 12 and $15 for students. Tickets are on sale in Coronado Golf Development, at the offices of Rivera, Bolivar and Castañedas (General Bank tower in Marbella, ninth floor). For more information call 209-5900 or 366-6200.

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