January On-Screen Performances at Orcas Center

Submitted by Orcas Center.

Orcas Center brings the world’s best performers to Center Stage in their On-Screen Offerings from The Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, and National Theatre Live.

Saturday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m.: The Magic Flute from The Metropolitan Opera. A sublime fairy tale that moves freely between earthy comedy and noble mysticism, The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte in the original German) was written for a theater located just outside Vienna with the clear intention of appealing to audiences from all walks of life.

Saturday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m.: King Lear from National Theatre Live. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle.

Saturday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m.: Cinderella from The Metropolitan Opera. . Pandolfe, a country gentleman, has married Madame de la Haltière, an imperious countess. She and her daughters, Naomi and Dorothy, bully Pandolfe’s daughter from his first marriage — Cinderella.

Advanced ticket sales only. No door sales. Ticket prices range from $5-$47, with a “pay what you can” option. COVID precautions will be followed, call 360-376-2281 or visit www.orcascenter.org.