Detroit Film Theatre


Sunday, October 10, 2010

10:00 AM

Note: The performance of The Queen of Spades, originally scheduled for this date, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a future date.
The DFT is the exclusive home to an extraordinary series of opera performances from the great concert venues of Europe, presenting full-length productions in luxurious high-definition with English subtitles. New this season, all operas will be presented on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Come early, because pre-curtain coffee and bagels are included in the ticket price! Seats are $20 general admission, $18 for seniors, students and DIA members.
The new Royal Opera Season begins with a great audience favorite – both in opera and in its production. This great comedy with an edge brings a classic score by Mozart to a witty story of deception and trust tested to its limit. Can two apparently faithful couples have their affections altered by some apparently harmless deception? Jonathan Miller’s ever-popular production updates the 18th-century to today – while fashions and technology may have changed since Mozart’s time, human behavior remains as fickle and manipulative as ever. Royal Opera favorite Thomas Allen returns in a strong cast of singers under acclaimed German conductor Thomas Hengelbrock. The title may suggest that it is the way of women to behave this way – ’such is the way they are’ – but then it seems to be true of the men too. In this most sophisticated of operas with the most sublime of scores, no-one escapes unscathed.
Ferrando Pavol Breslik
Guglielmo Stéphane Degout
Don Alfonso Thomas Allen
Fiordiligi Maria Bengtsson
Dorabella Jurgita Adamonyte
Despina Rebecca Evans