Central Florida Lyric Opera
Maestro's Singing Waiters
Every Friday Evening beginning at 5:30 PM
Spanish Springs Square in the Villages
SONGS BY REQUEST!
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996 Del Mar Drive
The Villages, FL 32159
La Boheme – by Puccini
February 2, 2017 – 7:00 PM
“La Bohème” is a tale of the power of love, set to a mesmerizing score of heartrending melodies with both a memorable and enduring quality by Giacomo Puccini. The story follows young lovers in Paris who make a living as best they can creating poetry, painting street scenes, sewing and singing in the local cabarets. As “bohemians” they do not value the material things they cannot hope to afford, but seek a higher purpose in art, and through the crucible of passionate love.
Il Trovatore – by Giuseppe Verdi
March 30, 2017
Welcome to the darkness. An old gypsy, accused of bringing illness to a Count's baby brother, is burnt alive at the stake. In revenge her daughter seizes the child and throws it onto the pyre. Years later events are drawn to an inexorable conclusion as both the Count and the gypsy's son- a troubadour- vie for the affections of the same girl. Set almost entirely at night, Il Trovatore explores the themes of revenge and persecution. It is certainly one of Verdi's darkest operas, and, with a wonderfully memorable score, one of his most popular. This performance by the Central Florida Lyric Opera features Grammy Award Winning Metropolitan Opera soprano, Molly Fillmore.