Upcoming entertainment

Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years.

The third broadcast in the series of operas co-presented by the Arts Council and The Beacon Theatre takes place on Sunday, March 6 at 1 p.m. sharp. All tickets are $12 and are available at the door, which opens at 12:30 p.m. Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers.

Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who sing the lilting duet “Au fond du temple saint,” which opera fans know and adore. Director Penny Woolcock explores the timeless themes of love, betrayal, and vengeance, in a production that vividly creates an undersea world on the stage of the Met.

The fifth performance in LDAC’s ‘Perfect 10” takes place on Monday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the LDSS multi purpose room.

In 2009, she launched her singing career with her multilingual debut album “This is the New World”. Prepare to be stunned by Patricia’s voice, energy and spirit.

And now, for this month’s contest:

There are thirteen songs on Patricia’s album “This is the New World.” Name one.

Not sure? Then … click on this link:

http://patriciacano.com/English/Deploy/index.html and then click on ‘Multimedia’.

To enter the contest, and to have a chance to win a Patricia Cano CD, send your answer (the title of any song on ‘This is the New World’) by return e-mail, by Thursday, March 4 at midnight to jbarth46@telus.net.

The dates for the 2016 Lakes District Festival of the Performing Arts are:

Tuesday, March 8:  Instrumentals, Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12:  Vocals, Monday, March 14:  Speech Arts, Tuesday, March 15 to Thursday, March 17: Piano, Saturday, March 19:   Honours Concert.

All sessions are at the Island Gospel Fellowship auditorium. The full schedule will be available soon at www.ldfestival.com – and look for ‘Festival at a Glance’, coming soon to the Lakes District News.

 

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