Tosca Christopher Purdy from WOSU presents Tosca, the last opera in the Summer Opera on Film Series. Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini. It was first performed in Rome in 1900. The work is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800 and is based on Victorien Sardou’s 1887 play, La Tosca.
Manon is an “opéra comique” in five acts by the famous French composer Jules Massenet. The French libretto was written by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille; and it based on the 1731 novel Lhistoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost. It was first performed in Paris on January 19, 1884.
Magic Flute The Magic Flute is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the German libretto was written by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work is in the form of a Singspiel, a popular form that included both singing and spoken dialogue. It was first performed in 1791 in Vienna, Austria, with Mozart conducting the orchestra. The Magic Flute has delighted audiences of all ages for centuries.
Christopher Purdy, from classical WOSU returns to once again host our Summer Opera on Film series. We start with Rigoletto, an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le roi s’amuse by Victor Hugo. It was first performed in Venice in 1851.
Lauri L. Wolf is not your average single, working parent. She’s also a parent who has been living with Multiple Sclerosis for many years. MS interrupted her quest for higher academic and professional levels of achievement as a clinical pharmacist and forced her to adjust to a dramatically altered lifestyle. Along the way, she has raised three well-adjusted teenagers and developed a new career as a writer. Lauri recently published a book called “The B.S.
Movie: Journey to the Center of the Earth in 3D A scientist whose radical theories have completely tarnished his reputation goes backpacking across Iceland and finds a cave that leads him to a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the Earth. Well supply the 3D glasses for those that want to experience the full special effects. (2008, Rated PG; 92 minutes) Related Reading: Journey to the Center of the Earth (Graphic Novel Classics) by Jules Verne
For children ages 2-6 and their families. Join us for this introduction to Ian Falconers Olivia books. Come in your favorite snuggly pajamas to hear a bedtime story and meet Olivia. Be sure to bring a camera! Related Reading: Olivia books by Ian Falconer
Help a younger student entering grades 1-3 with their reading during this 5-week series! Do reading activities and coach them as they read to you. We meet each Monday, June 10-July 15 from 2-3p.m., with training on the first day. Teens must commit to 3 of the 5 weeks. An application must be given to the Youth Department to register. Registration ends May 30 or after we have 50 teens. (Grades 6-12)
For ages 2-7. Get ready for a magical treasure hunt during this fast-paced comedy magic. Using the book Who Stole the Gold by Udo Weigelt for inspiration, Erica and her pirate crew will go on a fun adventure to uncover magical buried treasure! Free tickets are required and can be picked up at the Youth Services Desk beginning June 29.2013. Related Reading: Dont Mention Pirates by Sarah McConnell Join Erica Carlson for “Diggin’ For Magic”.