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Palm Beach Opera offers unique intimate experience to learn about opera

Palm Beach Opera will host Lunch & Learn for Macbeth on January 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM at The Royal Poinciana Chapel in Palm Beach.  The seated luncheon will be followed by explanation of the opera being presented the following week at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Guests are informed through lecture, anecdote, and performance by the artistic staff and Young Artists of Palm Beach Opera.  Special guests will be Director, Bernard Uzan and Conductor, David Stern who will be on hand to provide additional insight and commentary.

Tickets for Lunch & Learn are $75 each and can be purchased by calling 561.833.7888 or online at www.pbopera.org.

The mainstage production of Macbeth runs January 24 - 26, 2014 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

Shakespeare’s gripping tale of temptation, ambition and murder comes to the opera stage set to the intense music of Giuseppe Verdi, as Macbeth and his power-hungry Lady Macbeth embark on a bloody course to take the Scottish throne. You’ll be on the edge of your seat watching the hair-raising drama instigated by other-worldly witches and ghost apparitions, and swept away by the powerful orchestral melodies and arias.

Experience Verdi’s full throttle opera with PBO audience favorite Michael Chioldi (“big, open, baritone…power, lyricism to do justice to Verdi”- Chicago Tribune) and Luis Ledesma (“commanded the stage with a rich, well controlled baritone”- Opera News) sharing the title role. The famous sleepwalking scene of Lady Macbeth interpreted by Csilla Boross (“roof raising and electric performance”- Baltimore Sun) and Jennifer Check’s (“rare talent that can send shivers down a listener’s spine”- New York Times) is an experience that will leave you breathless.

Tickets start at $25 and are available at 561-833-7888 or www.pbopera.org. Tickets are also available at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts at 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org.

Palm Beach Opera is dedicated to producing live opera at an international standard of excellence and to enriching the life of the communities it serves with a diverse offering of educational programs. Founded in 1961, the fully professional Palm Beach Opera presents main stage performances at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach and is a proud member of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

For more information on Palm Beach Opera’s 2014 season, visit www.pbopera.org or call 561-833-7888.

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