Arizona Opera presents Rusalka
When the water nymph Rusalka wants to be a part of our world, she sacrifices everything for the chance at true love. You think you know the story of this little mermaid, but the fairytale doesn't break the surface. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's original story, features dark forests, woodland sprites, and the glorious aria, "Song To The Moon." Sara Gartland, who is "enchanting, with an expanse of surging sound," ( ) returns to take the title role.
Sung in Czech with English Supertitles
Tickets and Info: http://www.azopera.org/performances/rusalka
BROWN BAG OPERA: RUSALKA
Brown Bag Opera
Audiences are invited to bring a sack lunch and enjoy a second performance of Say Hello to Opera on Fridays prior to Arizona Opera's mainstage performances. OGSA provides free cookies, coffee and tea. These events are free and do not require prior registration.
GRACE ST. PAUL EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Your hosts for this Eastern European Feast are Evie Stefenson-Marquart and Ed Marquart. Evie is very knowledgeable about Eastern European foods, and her eye for beautiful plating will combine to give you a taste of what Rusalka may even have tasted when she left her underwater home and came on land to be with her beloved. The little mushroom pieroszky are shaped like half moons and will be a tribute to the gorgeous aria sung by Rusalka as the Song to the Moon. Join Evie and Ed for this unique dining experience in their Foothills home.
· Hunter’s Sausage in puff pastry served with wine and chilled vodka, passed as you arrive at the Feast
· First course served at the table-River white fish in lemon aspic
· Second Course at the table-Song to the Moon hot borscht and hen of woods mushroom pieroszky
· Main Course-Slow roasted pork with cassis pepper sauce and currants, served with fingerling potatoes with sour cream, caviar, and chives and mini stuffed cabbage rolls
· Napoleanka- A layered cake, based on the French opera cake
· Guests will be served wines with each course, plus vodka, and cognac, tea and coffees with dessert
ABOUT OPERA FEASTS
Opera Feasts, now in their 9 season, are dinners held in private home themed to the operas of the Arizona Opera season. They are a major fundraiser of the Opera League. Our generous hosts donate all of their expenses so that 100% of the proceeds go to Arizona Opera. We have kept the price at $125 per seat and you get a tax deduction of $75 for every Opera Feast seat you purchase.
SAY HELLO TO OPERA: RUSALKA
Enjoy University of Arizona vocal arts students singing key arias from shows in Arizona Opera’s 2016/17 season. These free opera previews are held prior to each Arizona Opera mainstage opera.
A narrator will give the libretto and a brief biography of the composer. “Say Hello to Opera” is held at 3pm in the Oro Valley Library.
The Opera Guild of Southern Arizona assists local voice students, both undergraduate and graduate, with scholarships, grants, competitive prizes and opportunities to perform for the community.
ORO VALLEY LIBRARY
1305 W. NARANJA DRIVE
ORO VALLEY, AZ
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