TACOMA – A classic dramatic tale will enthrall music and theater lovers during free opera previews at two Pierce County Libraries in December and January.
Opera expert Norm Hollingshead will share an entertaining and enthusiastic free preview of the Seattle Opera production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” Friends of the Libraries sponsor these free events.
Gig Harbor Pierce County Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive N.W.
Sunday, Jan 5, 2 p.m.
Lakewood Pierce County Library, 6300 Wildaire Road S.W.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2p.m.
Hugely popular ever since its Venice premiere, Verdi’s tense and brutal tale of a deformed court jester caught in a web of corruption, lechery, and revenge runs the full emotional gamut in true operatic fashion. The iconic melodrama boasts an action-packed plot, memorably complex characters, and a hit parade of brilliant music.