Bronx Opera and BronxNet present BxO's production of Kirke Mechem's 2001 opera THE RIVALS (The Three Pintos). Loosely based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan's 1775 play of the same name, this wonderfully wacky comedy is set in early 20th century Newport, RI. It centers around Mrs. Malaprop (who never met a word she couldn't misuse) and her attempts to manage the marriage of her niece, Lydia. Bronx Opera's critically acclaimed production is from January 2014, and was the New York premiere of this opera. For this presentation, we've added an intermission conversation with Kirke Mechem in which we explore his life and his reasons for writing THE RIVALS.
Tune in to watch on Sunday, June 13th, at 6:30 PM on BX OMNI channels 67 Optimum/2133 FiOS in the Bronx and online at bronxnet.tv.