Ballet, Opera, Film Coming to El Campanil

Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro
The Spirit of Mexico

Saturday April 16, 2011    2:00 p.m.

“A Vibrant Tradition Continues!  The Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro returns for its 2nd Season. Colorful Costumes and Whirling dancers bring the Joy and Excitment of Mexico’s Folklore to the El Campanil Stage. The Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro is dedicated to the preservation of Mexican traditions and culture whereas dance and music are the tools used to educate the community at large about Mexico’s rich and beautiful history.”


Sponsored In Part By A Grant From The Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation.

Adults & Seniors: $ 15   Children (under 18): $ 10   Students: $10

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Lucia di Lammermoor

Sunday April 17, 2011   2:00 p.m.

El Campanil Theatre and the San Francisco Opera continue their partnership, bringing four world-class operas to El Campanil’s movie palace screen. Recorded live in high-definition at San Francisco’s historic War Memorial Opera House, this series of four popular grand operas build’s on the success of last year’s inaugural series and provides an exceptional high quality experience that will have you feeling like you were watching this performance from your favorite seat in the Opera House.

In Lucia di Lammermoor, the emotionally fragile Lucia is driven to madness when manipulated to marry a man she does not love. Featuring the most famous mad scene in the repertory and full of ravishingly beautiful melodies, this timeless bel canto masterpiece evokes the passion and desperation of a woman used by her brother as a political pawn. Superstar Natalie Dessay owns this virtuosic role. Also starring Giuseppe Filianoti, Gabriele Viviani and Oren Gradus.  Recorded Summer 2008, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 

Natalie Dessay gives “A precise, luminous and impeccably controlled performance… marked by luscious, inviting legato phrases and crowned by nimble, precise coloratura.” — San Francisco Chronicle
• Sung in Italian with English subtitles
• Running time: 2 hours and 28 minutes with one intermission
• Intermission includes a behind-the-scenes interview


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Sound of Music (1965)

Sunday May 1, 2011   2:00 pm
(moved from April 24 – Easter Sunday)

Last Sunday of the Month Film Series Sponsored By Allied Waste Services


In 1930’s Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun. When the Navy captain Georg Von Trapp writes to the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children, Maria is given the job. The Captain’s wife is dead, and he is often away, and runs the household as strictly as he does the ships he sails on. The children are unhappy and resentful of the governesses that their father keeps hiring, and have managed to run each of them off one by one. When Maria arrives, she is initially met with the same hostility, but her kindness, understanding, and sense of fun soon draws them to her and brings some much-needed joy into all their lives — including the Captain’s. Eventually he and Maria find themselves falling in love, even though Georg is already engaged to a Baroness and Maria is still a postulant. The romance makes them both start questioning the decisions they have made. Their personal conflicts soon become overshadowed, however, by world events. Austria is about to come under the control of Germany, and the Captain may soon find himself drafted into the German navy and forced to fight against his own country.

Adults: $6.00  Seniors (62 & over): $5.00  Children (Under 18): $ 5.00

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602 W Second Street
Antioch, Ca 94509

(925) 757-9500


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