By Mary Getchell, Communications Director, Pierce County Library System
A magical tale will burst into song during free opera previews at two Pierce County Libraries in December. Opera expert Norm Hollingshead will share an entertaining and enthusiastic free preview of the Seattle Opera production of Gioachino Rossini’s “Cinderella (“La Cenerentola”). Friends of the Libraries sponsor these free events.
Gig Harbor Pierce County Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive N.W.
Sunday, Dec. 30, 2 p.m.
Lakewood Pierce County Library, 6300 Wildaire Road S.W.
Monday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m.
Brisk, catchy, and highly entertaining, Rossini’s uniquely Italian retelling of the ultimate rags-to-riches story cleverly blends tenderness and frivolity to fabulous effect. Kicking off with a first class overture, the comedic love story sails through flowery ensembles, ridiculous situations, and a lovely aria or two en route to a fairy tale finale. The toe-tapping tunes, colorful characters and splendid orchestration are sure to brighten the winter.