Bellini Opera Theatre of Michigan will open its 2014 season of lectures and performances at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 15, at Henry Ford Centennial Library Auditorium, 16301 Michigan Ave.
The series consists of six programs with additional performances on June 19, July 17, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, and Dec.18.
The season opener will focus on Italian composers through the ages and will feature works by Durante, Pergolesi, Puccini, and Tosti. Performers include Dino Valle, baritone; Eva Evola, soprano; and Gina D’Alessio, soprano and pianist.
Bellini Opera Theatre of Michigan was founded by Rosolino Lo Duca, an opera enthusiast and native of Cinisi in the province of Palermo, out of his passion for the music of Vincenzo Bellini.
Dino Valle, co-founder and artistic director, has more than 35 years of operatic experience, and is also the founder of the Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan and the Dearborn Opera.
The mission of Bellini Opera Theatre is to foster the enjoyment of operatic music by today’s audiences through concerts, lectures, full-stage opera, and other outreach programs in Michigan, Florida, and Italy.For more information about the program, please call Henry Ford Centennial Library at (313) 943-2330.