Opera in Cinema: Lohengrin from the Teatro all Scala, Milan
Sunday Feb 10 01:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $20.00
General Admission: $25.00
About the Film:
275 mins plus two intermissions | Performed December 7, 2012
René Pape, Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros star in this highly anticipated production of Lohengrin from Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Richard Wagner’s deeply romantic opera about a chivalrous but anonymous knight marked his first exploration of leitmotifs, a musical innovation that changed the history of opera. Lohengrin gave us the now ubiquitous Bridal Chorus - also known as Here Comes the Bride - which became part of wedding tradition in Britain and elsewhere after it was used at the 1858 royal wedding of Princess Victoria and Prussian Prince Frederick William.
Special guest speaker at 1pm: Evelyn Lance of Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre will introduce the film
A Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre board director since 1978, Evelyn Lance enjoys hosting artists, finding new channels of support for opera, and traveling to enjoy opera performances around the world. She is also a retired judge.
Special thanks to presenting sponsor Louis Vuitton