Live opera highlights return to Riderwood

By Mike Beard
Organizer, Bel Cantanti Opera Company

The Live Opera Highlights season will debut on Wednesday, October 31, in the Riderwood Chapel.

The program will feature highlights from “The Pearl Fishers” by Georges Bizet, performed by members of the cast of the Bel Cantanti Opera Company under the direction of Dr. Katerina Souvorova.

“The Pearl Fishers,” set in ancient times on the island of Ceylon, is a moving tale of friendship tested by love.

The famous friendship duet (“Au fond du temple saint”) is one of modern opera’s most famous and instantly recognizable arias.

The cast will include James Kill as Nadir, Alex Alburqueque as Zurga and Katherine Boyce as Leila, accompanied by Dr. Katerina Souvorova on the piano.

Tickets for the October 31 performance cost $10 and will be sold in all four clubhouses on Thursday and Friday, October 25 and 26. Tickets will also be available at the door.

This a unique opportunity to hear LIVE opera performed by one of the area’s premier opera companies, in the intimate setting of the Riderwood Chapel.

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