BRANDON — It's not too often you get to use opera and Brandon in the same sentence, but fans will enjoy a rare opportunity to view Berlioz's Les Troyens Saturday at AMC Regency 20.
The Metropolitan Opera screening of the one-time-only live showing begins at noon. The epic was last performed by the company in 2003. Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani, Bryan Himel and Dwayne Croft lead the cast, portraying characters from the Trojan War. Met principal conductor Fabio Luisi marshals the large-scale musical forces.
The New York Times says Himel sings "with unflagging stamina and impetuous abandon, giving an impassioned and confident performance of a heroic role" and the Associated Press wrote that Graham "commanded the stage during the final three acts as Dido, the queen of Carthage. … Her tones were burnished, her acting impassioned."
It sounds impressive, but if you go, don't make any other afternoon plans. The run time for Les Troyens is five hours, 45 minutes.
AMC Regency 20 is across from Westfield Brandon mall.