The Oxnard Public Library will host LA Opera Community Educator Rose Vardanian as she talks about LA Opera’s production of The Ghosts of Versailles. Trapped in the spirit world, the ghost of Marie Antoinette bitterly reflects on her final suffering. Her favorite playwright tries to entertain the melancholy queen with the continuing adventures of his beloved characters from The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro. But sneaky Figaro refuses to play by the script, breaking free from the opera-within-the-opera in a surprise bid for a better life. Extravagantly scaled, gloriously tuneful, supremely touching and yet uproariously entertaining, The Ghosts of Versailles turns history on its head as love attempts to alter the course of destiny.
This presentation is free and will take place on Saturday, February 21, at 3:00 p.m., at the Oxnard Public Main Library in meeting room B. For further information, please call 385-7532.