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Opera Preview: Handel’s Rodelinda

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ELLSWORTH, Maine — Handel’s opera Rodelinda comes to the Grand in Ellsworth on Saturday, Dec. 3, by live simulcast from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. To help music lovers prepare for this event, the Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will join together to introduce and study this baroque theatrical journey at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 2nd, in the Howard Room of the Blue Hill Public Library. Soprano extraordinaire and Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming returns in the title role which created a sensation in 2004. She is joined by mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and countertenor Andreas Scholl.

Local opera enthusiast David Porter will summarize the plot, introduce the music and give some ideas of special ways to enjoy the Saturday simulcast. All are welcome, no previous opera knowledge is needed, and admission is free. For more information, call the Blue Hill Library at 374-5515.

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