Wednesday, September 10, 2014

‘Masonic Ideals at The Met’

Just when you thought The Met had embarrassed itself irredeemably, it shows it still has cultural credibility – at least among the last remaining few of us who treasure Enlightenment thinking. Next month, the Metropolitan Opera House will host a lecture presented by WQXR host Nimet Habachy titled “Masonic Ideals: Die Zauberflöte.” From the publicity:

Tuesday, October 21
6 to 7 p.m.
Admission: $18

Courtesy WQXR
Nimet Habachy
Mozart’s final work to reach the stage was an immense success following its 1791 premiere, and has remained a fixture of the repertoire ever since.

Join Nimet Habachy as she takes a closer look at one of opera’s greatest classics.

The lecture will be held in the Opera Learning Center, located on the sixth floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center, near the corner of Amsterdam and 65th. For questions, call Lincoln Center at (212) 769-7028, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

(Hat tip to St. John’s Lodge No. 1, Ancient York Masons.)

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