The last broadcast of the current season of The Met: Live in HD opera productions, a joint project of the Arts Council and the Beacon Theatre, takes place on Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m.
Jacques Offenbach’s ‘Tales of Hoffmann’ features the magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo taking on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece.
The Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production also features Hibla Gerzmava, Erin Morley, and Christine Rice singing the three heroines, each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Kate Lindsey is Hoffmann’s Muse Nicklausse. Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.
The Arts Council and the Beacon Theatre hope to partner on a series of Met Broadcasts in 2015/16. Plan to join us for the last broadcast of this spring!
Daffodil Extravaganza 2015
The Canadian Cancer Society’s annual fundraiser takes place on Saturday, April 25 at 6 p.m. at the Decker Lake Hall. Tickets available from the local Cancer Society Office on Main Street, or from one of the CCS volunteers.
This is a no-alcohol, family event, featuring a Ukrainian-style supper, entertainment, a toonie auction, a silent auction, door prizes and a quilt raffle (the quilt was handmade by Karen Hutton). Get your tickets soon for this fundraiser and enjoyable evening of great food and family entertainment.
Southside Coffee House
Local entertainers including The Barkers, Just for Fun, The Moosehorn Mountain Boys, Jon Boss and Brittany Evans will be featured at a Southside Coffee house on Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the SEDA Centre on the Uncha Lake Road near the Southside Ferry Landing. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 draw, coffee, tea and donuts. Proceeds will be applied to the purchase of a sound system for the SEDA Centre. For more information, call 250-694-3219.
4-H Buyers’ Appreciation Supper and Fundraiser
The Tweedsmuir Fiddlers will be featured at a supper and fundraiser sponsored by the Southside 4-H Club on Friday, May 8. Supper starts at 5:30 p.m. The hugely popular bake sale auction will take place between dances. More information is in there ad on page 8 of this issue of Lakes District News.