What do L’Elisir d’amore, Otello, The Tempest, La Clemenza di Tito, and Un Ballo in Maschera all have in common?
Very little, to be honest. Astute observers may note that four of the five works are Italian, that two have same composer (Verdi’s Un Ballo and Otello), or that two draw their plots from Shakespeare (Otello and The Tempest). With the upcoming election, others may notice the political undercurrents of Otello, Clemenza, and Ballo. Yet the premieres of these operas span 219 years, and their scores traverse a wide array of styles and characteristics.
However, these five operas share one important trait. Thanks to Fathom Events, distributor of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD movie series, Positively Naperville! is giving away a pair of tickets to each of the broadcasts at the Regal 30 theater in Warrenville.
To win tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, mailing address, ranked preferences for the performances, and answer to the following question:
Many of these works draw their stories from plays. What play and/or book do you wish were an opera? (Entries will judged on creativity and specificity. Priority is given to those who also suggest a composer and/or cast – past of present – for their opera.)
Live broadcasts begin at 11:55AM on the following Saturdays: The Tempest (Nov. 10), La Clemenza (Dec. 1), and Un Ballo (Dec. 8). Encore broadcasts begin at 6:30PM on the following Wednesdays: L’Elisir d’Amore (Nov. 7), Otello (Nov. 14), and The Tempest (Nov. 28). For a complete schedule of the entire Met: Live in HD season visit www.FathomEvents.com.