Thursday, August 25, 2016

Film Saturday 8/27 and Opera Sunday, 8/28

Join us at the Strand for live theatre, art house films, and more...
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Film: Les Innocentes - Sat., Aug. 27 at 7

Opera onscreen: Lucia di Lammermoor - Sun., Aug. 28 at 2
It's a big international weekend at the Strand. Join us Saturday night for a French film set in Poland in the aftermath of World War 2. And on Sunday afternoon, a production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor from Liceu, Barcelona. Lucia also is set in the aftermaath of war.

Les Innocentes
Warsaw, December 1945: the second World War is finally over and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic one night begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters' fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Rev. Mother (Agata Kulesza, Ida). Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the new anti-Catholic Communist government, and facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their belief and traditions clash with harsh realities. 

Lucia di Lammermoor

Juan Diego Fl√≥rez makes his world debut as Edgardo, in one of 
Donizetti's most often performed operas. 

Recalling a country at war, torn by the ambitions of rival clans, 
the stage centers around a leaning glass tower in a landscape of  destruction and desolation.

The opera premiered on the 9th of September 1835 at the Teatro  San Carlo n Naples. The first performance at Barcelona's Liceu  was on September 15th 1859.

Symphony Orchestra and Chorus  of the Gran Teatre del Liceu

Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Opera in 3 acts
Composed by Gaetano Donizetti 
Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano 
Sung in Italian with subtitles
Recorded 2015 at Gran Teatro del Liceu, Barcelona 
Approximately 2 hours 45 minutes 
LUCIA di Lammermoor 
Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona 

Les Innocentes: $5 advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $7 at the door
Lucia di Lammermoor: $15 advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $18 at the door

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