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Nosferatu
Saturday, Oct 27 2018, 7:30 pm
at the Alberta Bair Theater.  |  Synopsis
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Based on F.W. Murnau's 1922 silent vampire film--a classic of German Expressionist cinema-- Nosferatu creates a poetic version of the Dracula story.

Dana Gioia, previous U.S. poet-laureate, has written the brillant libretto. Composer Alva Henderson’s rich neo-romantic score for Nosferatu is full of soaring melodies, arias, duets and trios, with a thrilling Dies Irae for the chorus. Mr. Henderson’s masterly writing for the voice is without parallel in contemporary music.

Premiered in Billings, Montana in 2004, to standing ovations, the opera Nosferatu has been triumphantly showcased around the U.S. and in New York. Henderson and Gioia's thrilling version of the vampire myth tells the story of Nosferatu, "the undead," as seen through the eyes of the heroine, a gifted young woman trapped in a tragedy beyond her control.

Blodwen

Blodwen

May 2019  Show dates: May 10,11,12*, 17,18,19*
Friday and Saturday evening performances 7:30

*Sunday matinees 2 PM
For tickets please call 406-591-9535
Following the pattern of Romantic Italian opera, the story takes place in 14 th century Wales and includes a wedding, lovers, dying heroes and a dramatic final twist. The opera’s stirring music shows Parry at his dramatic best: heroic and romantic solos, exciting ensembles, powerful choruses and of course, the famous ‘Hywel a Blodwen’ love duet which remains popular as a concert item and is considered one of the highlights of amateur performances of the opera.

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