Opera, Reading

Guild Hall events

    Guild Hall will present a live high-definition screening of Zandonai’s “Francesca da Rimini” on Saturday at noon. The compelling opera, inspired by an episode from Dante’s “Inferno,” returns in the Metropolitan Opera’s production, last seen in 1986. Eva-Maria Westbroek, a soprano, and Marcello Giordani, a tenor, are the doomed lovers. Marco Armiliato conducts. Running time is approximately four hours. General admission is $22, $20 for members, and $15 for students.
    In partnership with the Naked Stage, Guild Hall will present a free staged reading of “The Lisbon Traviata,” by Terrence McNally, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. This incisive play veers from high comedy to stark tragedy as it follows the troubled course of a homosexual relationship, using an obsession with grand opera as a metaphor to underscore the larger-than-life passions that bring the play to its conclusion.