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Quick Center to present live broadcast of 'Les Troyens'

Published 6:57 pm, Thursday, January 3, 2013
  • Pictured is a scene from Hector Berlioz's Trojan War epic, "Les Troyens," to be broadcast live at Fairfield University's Quick Center in high definition at noon Saturday, Jan. 5, as part of "The Met: Live in HD" program. Photo: Marty Sohl/contributed Photo
    Pictured is a scene from Hector Berlioz's Trojan War epic, "Les Troyens," to be broadcast live at Fairfield University's Quick Center in high definition at noon Saturday, Jan. 5, as part of "The Met: Live in HD" program. Photo: Marty Sohl/contributed Photo

 

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Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts will present a live broadcast of Hector Berlioz' Trojan War epic, "Les Troyens," at noon Saturday, Jan. 5, at the center, 1073 N. Benson Road. A pre-performance discussion will take place before the broadcast, as part of "The Met: Live in HD" program, at 11:15 a.m. with Gary Wood, the center's director.

Fabio Luisi conducts a cast led by Marcello Giordani in the central role of Aeneas, the hero who flees the ruins of Troy for a new set of challenges in the North African kingdom of Carthage, according to a release. Deborah Voigt reprises the role of the cursed Trojan prophetess Cassandra, which she sang in the new production premiere, and Susan Graham makes her Met role debut as Dido, the noble but heartbroken Queen of Carthage.

The opera is a revival of Francesca Zambello's 2003 production of "Les Troyens."

"The Met: Live in HD" is a series of high-definition opera transmissions of the Metropolitan Opera's 2012-13 season from Lincoln Center's Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

Tickets, $25, $20 seniors, $10 children and students, are available through the Quick Center Box Office by calling 203-254-4010.