On Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2:00 PM, the El Dorado Neighborhood Library will host an LA Opera Community Educator, who will present a multi-media program about the opera Moby-Dick.
With astonishing visual effects and a magnificent musical score, one of the very greatest of all American novels comes thrillingly to life on the stage. A fanatical sea captain’s unrelenting obsession for revenge drives his entire crew into the face of death and destruction as they explore the vast and mysterious oceans in search of a monster.
Epic in every sense of the word, Moby-Dick comes to Los Angeles after a series of triumphs around the world. Returning as Captain Ahab is the sensational Jay Hunter Morris, whose “fiery brilliance in his resplendent upper range captured both Ahab’s inner strength and demonic possession” (SanDiego.com). Based on Herman Melville's classic novel, Jake Heggie’s sweeping, gorgeously detailed score has already taken its rightful place as a true contemporary masterpiece.
This presentation is free. Light refreshments will be served and a free opera-related gift will be given out at the end of the presentation.
This program is part of the LA Opera Lecture Series, presented by LA Opera’s Community Educators, a team of trained volunteer experts. The LA Opera Lecture Series presents insightful talks on opera’s history, literature, philosophy, and fine arts. El Dorado Neighborhood Library is located at 2900 Studebaker Road, Long Beach. For more information on this program or other El Dorado Library services, please call 562-570-3136. For information on other Long Beach Public Library services programs, call 562-570-7500 or visit www.lbpl.org.
Long Beach Public Library, founded in 1896 services a diverse urban city of close to half a million people. The Long Beach Public Library system includes the El Dorado Neighborhood Library, Main Library, ten unique Neighborhood Libraries and a vibrant online presence. With an emphasis on providing free and equal access to information and support for lifelong-learning, the Library offers books, media, downloads, databases, internet access, and Family Learning Centers and a variety of events ranging from story times to cultural programs.