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MetOpera

Interested in Opera but not sure how to get started?
      
Why not join Rich Vivrette and/or Paul Kupras for a wonderful experience?
 
 
MetOpera Group is one of the few SIRS groups that provides a schedule with time, date, and location a year in advance. The full season schedule through May of next year is available, so you can mark your calendars now.
 
Our 2019-2020 season continues with Handel’s Agrippina on March 4th followed by Richard Wagner’s der Fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) on March 18th. Presentations are presented in HD on the big screen with subtitles in English and surround-sound for incredible audio.
 
Shows start at 6:30pm at the Regal Hacienda in Dublin and we have a social time at a local culinary establishment for food and refreshments beforehand if desired.
 
If you want more information, a schedule, or answers to questions, email Rich Vivrette at r.vivrette@am-alarm.com. Sirs, wives, and friends are welcome.
 
 

Some frequently asked questions:

  • Do we have to get dressed up?  No – it’s at the movie theater in Dublin
  • Do we go to San Jose or San Francisco?  No – it’s at the movie theater in Dublin
  • Is it a live performance?  No – it’s at the movie theater in Dublin
  • Do we car pool?  If you want – it’s at the movie theater in Dublin

Shows are Wednesday nights at 6:30pm at the Regal Hacienda in Dublin with a social time at a local culinary establishment for food and refreshments beforehand if desired.   .   

If you want more information email Rich Vivrette at r.vivrette@am-alarm.com.

SIRS, wives, friends welcome!

 

Members of the group attending the Tosca performance earlier this year!

 
Rich Vivrette
 
Paul Kupras

As background to our group, we’re bringing some Couth to Your Youth with this group for SIRS and their friends and family who want to experience the beauty and majesty of classical Opera without blowing the budget or making a huge commitment of time.  For the last 10 years the New York Metropolitan Opera has provided The Met: Live in HD, a series of high-definition performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world.  Live performances are shown Saturday mornings, 10:00am, with encores on Wednesdays, at 1:00pm and 6:30pm, at the Regal Hacienda in Dublin. 

 

Performances run about 3½ hours and include two 15-minute intermissions and behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and support crew.  There are about 12 operas presented during a 9-month season.  All operas have English subtitles on the big screen.  Our group is going to center on Wednesday afternoon performances.  Here is what we’re offering:

  • Sign up to receive the full season schedule of The Met: Live in HD series with performance schedule, name and composer of the opera.  This will include time and date for all performances and recommendations for newcomers based on input from experienced opera-goers.  You can set up your calendar a year in advance.
  • Two weeks before the opera you will receive a reminder with a synopsis of the opera with plot line, characters, names of the performers, and some YouTube previews of famous pieces.
  • One week before the opera you will be reminded about the opera and invited to join participants at a local spot within walking distance of the theatre for a social hour.

Tickets are $22.00 each, payable at the door.  No reservations required, just show up if you want to be thoroughly mesmerized by incredible music, world-class singing, and dramatic performances that leave you emotionally drained.  It’s wonderful.

 

If you want to get started with the MetOpera schedule, if you want to put some Couth in your Youth, drop a line to Rich Vivrette: r.vivrette@am-alarm.com.  We’d love to see you on Wednesdays, but if you want to do it, but can’t stay out late, you’ll have the info you need for Saturday mornings.