Featured Events & Opera House News

 

Live at the Met: Cendrillon

April 28, at 1:00pm

Live via satellite from NYC's Metropolitan Opera ... For the first time ever, Jules Massenet's sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met.  Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltiere.

 

    

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Giselle

May 5, at 1:00pm

When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms.  While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death.  Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in this chilling yet luminous ballet.

    

    

 

National Theatre Live: Macbeth

May 12, at 1:00pm

Amidst the ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war and ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled toward the crown by forces of elemental darkness in Shakespeare's most intense and terrifying tragedy. Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in this tragic tale of ambition and treachery.

      

 

 

Cinema Series: The Leisure Seeker

April 21, at 7:30pm
April 24, at 7:30pm

Ella and John Spencer (Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland) go on one last unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. Trying to stay ahead of their troubles - his mental, hers physical - they recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.  

 

Special Consensus

April 27, at 7:30pm

Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format.  Critics rave: "the vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass… Special Consensus approaches this hallowed American musical form with boundless energy and an aesthetic reverence that tickles the ribs, tugs at the heart, and puts a restless two-step in boots and bare feet…"

    

                   

 

1891 Run for the Fredonia Opera House

April 29, at 9:00am

Pre-register now for the inaugural 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Opera House!