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Posted: Oct. 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
WEST BLOOMFIELD - Verdi's "Aida" is an extraordinary story of the forbidden love between the Egyptian leader Radames and the beautiful Ethiopian princess Aida. On Wednesday, Oct.10 at 7:30 p.m., The Berman Center for the Performing Arts will present an exciting high-definition performance of this classic opera, filmed amid the intoxicating scenery of a rustic, Roman quarry at the Opera Festival of St. Margarethen in Austria, one of Europe's most important open-air festivals. This beautiful version of "Aida" includes horses, elephants, pyrotechnical special effects and more than 400 participants taking the stage!
Tickets for "Aida" are $16 for the general public and $13 for JCC members.
Also coming up at The Berman is "Berlin '36," an unforgettable film based on an incredible true story of secrets and friendship. The film is part of the Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival and will be screened Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Gretel Bergmann is one Nazi Germany's best hopes for a gold medal at the 1936 Olympics. She is Jewish. Marie Ketteler is her greatest competition, a player who seems to exemplify German womanhood. She is a man. Tickets are $11 each.
Now in its 15th year, the Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival brings the finest films from all over the world to Metro Detroit. This year, the Film Festival celebrates the best of the best with its Encore Series, featuring the finest selections from the last 14 years of the festival.
Each month The Berman Center for the Performing Arts offers the most extraordinary music, theater and programs for every taste. Located on the campus of the Jewish Community Center at 6600 W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield, tickets may be purchased at www.theberman.org or by calling the box office at 248-661-1900.