The Italian city of Parma and its magnificent Teatro Regio enjoy fame some would say infamy as the toughest, most passionate and best-informed opera audience in the world. At the heart of tonights multi-media presentation is a screening of the lost 1963 film, In the Mouth of the Wolf (55 minutes, directed by Robert Morgan, in English with some subtitles), a vivid record of this all-but-vanished world where even the cops and street-sweepers sing opera. Meanwhile, the nervous stars of Teatro Regios new production of Verdis opera Luisa Miller at the Regioopera greats Margherita Roberti, Piero Cappuccilli, Renato Cioni and their maestro Alberto Eredeall fret at having to perform before Parmas Verdi-mad populace. By turns witty and heartfelt, In the Mouth of the Wolf is a deliriously entertaining opera film unlike any other that asks: What is it about Parma?|
August Ventura will share this extraordinary re-discoveryunseen in over half a centuryalong with its fascinating backstory and some of his own interview footage of people who were there. He is the creator of 27: The Verdi Documentary Film Project, promoting the composer's legacy of music, charity, patriotism, honor, grace, and reason, through documentary film, writing, and multi-media presentations.
This unique presentationwhich has been playing to packed houses will be rounded out by a live Verdian performance by guests including Metropolitan Opera soprano Korliss Uecker, making this a must for opera-lovers and neophytes alike.
Purchase tickets online, below, or by phone at 800-838-3006.
Nyack Center (View)
58 Depew Avenue (Broadway at Depew, Enter on Broadway)
Nyack, NY 10960
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