Future opera singers are easily identified at birth due to their multioctave crying and graceful bows as they emerge from the womb. Check out how far one of these tiny miracles has come with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get one recital ticket (up to a $65 value) to see Ben Heppner on Monday, February 28 at 8 p.m. in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre, located on the Memorial University campus.
Acclaimed tenor Ben Heppner is one of the world's foremost tenors, displaying an impressive dramatic depth and a virtual treasure trove of trophies, holding a Grammy and a Juno award. Deep into a trans-Atlantic tour that includes stops at such estimable opera houses as London's Royal Opera House and Toulouse's Théatre du Capitole, Heppner will appear like a ghost to a melancholy Danish prince in St. John's, regaling opera aficionados in an intimate solo performance of selections from his repertoire, which may include excerpts from such challenging works as Verdi's Otello and Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung, a musical adaptation of Tolkien's The Two Towers.
The St. John's Arts and Culture Centre opened its doors in 1967 with a controversial performance of Harold Horwood's Tomorrow Will Be Sunday, which riled the feathers of traditional opera goers who held that the following day would in fact be Saturday. Opera denizens wishing to un-dry are welcome to enjoy the theatre bar's selection of beer and wines. Be sure to call ahead for seating.
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