Morning at the opera

by Mary Tutwiler

Opera nuts of Lafayette have just hit a high C. Opera nuts of Lafayette have just hit a high C. The first showing on the new Acadiana Center for the Arts big screen will be a live simulcast of Mussorgsky's great Russian tragedy, Boris Godunov, in high definition projection and sound. This is a grand coup for the AcA, bringing an entire season of world class opera, live, from the Metropolitan Opera to Lafayette. The curtain rises at 11 a.m., Saturday October 23. Single performance tickets are $12 -$16. The performance runs five hours, 25 minutes. Season tickets are also available.

Later that day, the AcA will screen the first in the Southern Circuit Screenings: Pelada, a soccer documentary. Away from stadiums, there's another side of soccer. Tucked away in alleys and side streets, people play improvised games everywhere imaginable. Pelada is a documentary following two former college soccer stars, chasing this global phenomenon. Spanning gender, race, religion and class, Pelada tells the stories of the players they meet along the way.
7:30 p.m., AcA Theatre $5 - $7. Refreshments will be available at the new AcA cafe.
Run time: 1 Hr., 30 min.
Single tickets and 6 show season passes available at the door

For info and tickets for both performances, call 233-7060 or go to the AcA website.