The Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library will host a Special Event Showing of the ballet Spartacus on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 1:45 p.m. in Room 108 B.
Spartacus is a ballet by Aram Khachaturian. The work follows the exploits of Spartacus, the leader of the slave uprising against the Romans known as the Third Servile War. Khachaturian composed Spartacus in 1954. The ballet received its first staging at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow in 1958, and it was the 1968 production choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich which achieved the greatest acclaim for the ballet. It remains one of Khachaturian’s best known works and is prominent within the repertoires of the Bolshoi Theatre and other ballet companies in Russia and the former Soviet Union.
This is a free program and we hope to enhance your knowledge and appreciation of this beautiful art form. Light refreshments will be provided during the intermission for our guests.
For more information about Opera @ the Library programs and our other special events, please visit our web presence at https://sites.google.com/site/operaatthelibrary/ or contact Dennis Smolarek at 352.536.2275 x2623 and email at email@example.com.