Saturday, January 5, at 12 Noon, Metropolitan live simulcast of “Les Troyens” the opera by Hector Berlioz. Always spectacular, this new production is sure to please opera lovers and surprise opera haters. Berlioz was not only a composer, but also one of France’s leading intellectuals, having written numerous treatises and novels. We will go to the opera and then meet at Buffalo Wings afterward to wash down the memories and eat des ailes de buffaleau. (Click and paste the file below in your URL line.
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Meet at the Celebration North theater just before noon.
Read up on the Trojan War and Carthage under Queen Dido to learn more about the history upon which this fiction was based.
Suggested by Ned Crouch, so you know whom to kill (or buy a beer.)