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November 10 | Sunday | 4 PM
The Mount | Lenox, MA
Footlights at the Met—A Peek Behind the Curtain

International costume designer Charles Caine will offer a “behind-the-scenes” look at the Met and relate his experiences with such artists as Maria Callas, Beverley Sills, Franco Zeffrelli, and Marc Chagall. The presentation features costumes and memorabilia of historic theatrical fashions, including those created for Leontyne Price, Richard Tucker, and Renata Scotto.

Caine started his career at the Metropolitan Opera, as resident costume designer for 16 seasons, and since then has designed for many other opera companies, including Canadian Opera, Montreal Opera, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Chicago Lyric, Washington Opera, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, and Miami. His designs have appeared in the acclaimed PBS-TV production of Luisa Miller starring Domingo, Milnes and Scotto.

Presented in collaboration with The Mount
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Tickets available ONLINE until 12 pm on Sunday Nov. 10th.

Tickets available for purchase at the door. $15.00

 

April 6 | Sunday | 3 PM
The Lenox Club | Lenox, MA
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Verdi

A lifelong opera-lover, author, architect and film-maker August Ventura has written extensively on Giuseppe Verdi for Il Giornalino di Parma Lirica and Opera News, focusing on the relationship Verdi’s hometown of Parma maintains with the maestro’s legacy.

For the past several years Ventura has been producing and directing an independent, featurelength documentary on this subject entitled “27,” in which Parma’s legendary Teatro Regioand the Club of 27 (representing Verdi’s twenty-seven operas!) figure prominently.

Marking the Verdi bicentennial, the talk and film sequences capture his political and cultural relevance, shedding light on how the operas promoted the notion of unified Italy and helped define her national character. (Read press release)

Tickets available ONLINE until 11 am on Sunday April 6th.

$15.00 includes light refreshment

Tickets available for purchase at the door. $15.00

For further information and to make reservations: 800/843-0778 or cewmusic@aol.com