Week 9 – Culture!

•The Italian Straw Hat. What fun! While trying to get to his wedding, a young Parisian man is swept up in events that spiral hilariously out of control. The composer of iconic film scores such as The Godfather, Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet, and Fellini’s La dolce vita, La strada, and 8 ½ also wrote this charming and disarming farce that moves like the wind with bountiful belcanto melodies and a large, eccentric cast of characters. Sung in the original Italian with English surtitles. Free preview lectures 45 minutes before curtain.
•Friday October 25th. 7:30 pm
•Saturday October 26th. 7:30 pm
•Sunday October 27th. 2:00 pm
•Blood Wedding. The Mother has lost in feuds with the Felix family all her menfolks except her youngest son, The Bridegroom. She arranges a wedding with The Bride, who is loved by young Leonardo Felix. He and The Bride run away. Guided by The Beggar Woman (Death) and The Moon (A Young Woodcutter), The Bridegroom overtakes over takes the lovers. He and Leonardo kill each other, leaving The Mother alone in her empty house.
•Friday October 25th. 8:00 pm
•Saturday October 26th. 8:00 pm
•Sunday October 27th. 2:00 pm

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