Hosting nearly 300 events, about five events each week, friends and family come together year round at ArtSpring to enjoy community theatre, professional touring artists, art exhibitions, talks, children’s recitals, opera, and so much more.
When writing about the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of The Merry Widow starring the great Renée Fleming, the Huffington Post says:“It is hard to imagine a merrier widow than Renée Fleming, and she swirls through the Metropolitan Opera's sumptuous new production of Franz Lehar's popular operetta…” If last week’s opera broadcast at ArtSpring, The Barber of Seville, was a good place to start for opera debutants then The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár is even more so for anyone interested in venturing into the opera world. The production, which is in English and broadcast live at ArtSpring on Saturday, January 17th at 10:00 a.m., stars opera superstar Renée Fleming and Kelli O’Hara, the Broadway star in her MET debut. This operetta is presented in English and comes complete with can-can dancing (ever so slightly risqué), elaborate costumes, gorgeous singing and romantic characters. The story centers on the poverty-stricken Grand Duchy of Pontevedro.…