Ridgefield to Screen The Met's L'ELISIR D'AMORE in February

Ridgefield to Screen The Met's L'ELISIR D'AMORE in FebruarySee the Metropolitan Opera in a live simulcast performance at The Ridgefield Playhouse! Donizetti's L'Elisir D'Amore will be shown in HD on the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, February 10th at 12pm as part of the Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings Live in HD & Classical Series and The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series with support from The Ridgefield Press and Whistle Stop Bakery.

In Donizetti's L'Elisir D'Amore, Pretty Yende debuts a new role at The Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing "Una furtive lagrima." Bartlett Sher's production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts. L'Elisir D'Amore has been among the most consistently popular operatic comedies for almost two centuries. The story deftly combines comic archetypes with a degree of genuine character development rare in works of this type. Its ending is as much a foregone conclusion as it would be in a romantic comedy film today-the joy is in the journey, and Donizetti created one of his most instantly appealing scores for this ride.

The Ridgefield Playhouse offers free tickets to The Metropolitan Opera series to students 18 and under as a way for parents to introduce their children to the arts. FREE tickets are also available to students 18 and under for Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings Live in HD screenings of The Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.

For tickets ($25, Members & Seniors $20, Students $15 - free tickets for students 18 and under), call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

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