November 2, 2012
UPTON, NY — Stony Brook Opera will present a semi-staged program titled “Great Romances: Myths, Fairy Tales, and Literary Classics” on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory in Berkner Hall. The noon concert, sponsored by Brookhaven Science Associates, is free and open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory age 16 and older must bring a photo I.D.
Love scenes from French opera and operetta, including Offenbach's “La Belle Hélène” (the myth of the provocative and beautiful, Helen of Troy), Massenet's “Cendrillon” (the well-loved fairy tale Cinderella), Gounod's “Roméo et Juliette” (Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers), and Massenet's “Werther” (from Goethe's sensation, The Sorrows of Young Werther) will be conducted by David Lawton and staged by Metropolitan Opera soprano Jennifer Aylmer. Translated texts will be presented by overhead projection.
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