'An Evening of Comic Opera' Outdoor Film Night Wed. 7/31 at Casa Belvedere

Jul 29, 2019 202

Wednesday, July 31st @ Sunset. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere. 79 Howard Avenue | Staten Island, NY 10301. An Evening of Comic Opera with excerpts from Donizetti's "Elisir d'Amore," "Don Pasquale" and "Figlia del Reggimento." Plus, the complete "Gianni Schicchi" by Puccini. Introductory remarks by Lou Barrella

Opera Buffa or Comic Operas were among the works making Donizetti a famous composer in his day and his operas remain popular in the world's greatest opera houses today. Tonight we'll sample a few hilarious moments from 3 of his best works.

Gianni Schicchi is Puccini's one act comic opera based on an incident mentioned in Dante's Divine Comedy. When it premiered at the MET in 1918, it was an immediate hit and continues as an audience pleaser every time it's performed.

In Italian with English subtitles.

SCREENING INFO: These outdoor film screenings will only take place WEATHER PERMITTING. If in doubt, please call ahead. Screenings begin at approx. 8 PM (close to sunset). Admission is free. Donations Welcome & Appreciated. Bring a beach or lawn chair. And Come Hungry! Concession available with beverages and homemade food from Cucina Colavita.

PARKING INFO: Please park directly across the street in the lots at Notre Dame Academy Elementary School. Parking on site is limited and reserved for members and handicapped.

SOURCE: Casa Belvedere

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