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Operas & Fairy Tales/Literature

Adults

2024-07-02 19:00:00 2024-07-02 20:00:00 America/New_York Operas & Fairy Tales/Literature Enjoy this program by the Cleveland Opera Theater and learn about the inspiration for these larger-than-life works of performance art. Strongsville Branch - Meeting Rooms A & B (130)

Tuesday, July 02
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-02 19:00:00 2024-07-02 20:00:00 America/New_York Operas & Fairy Tales/Literature Enjoy this program by the Cleveland Opera Theater and learn about the inspiration for these larger-than-life works of performance art. Strongsville Branch - Meeting Rooms A & B (130)

Strongsville Branch

Meeting Rooms A & B (130)

Enjoy this program by the Cleveland Opera Theater and learn about the inspiration for these larger-than-life works of performance art.


See other dates and locations for this program on our events calendar.


Whether listeners are craving glamour, magic and happy endings or rich characters caught in the grip of high tragedy, opera is just the right genre to fit the bill. But composers and librettists usually do not invent their own stories; from the earliest operas to the modern day, most stories are taken directly from existing myths, epics, fairy tales and literature.

Here Cleveland Opera Theater takes the opportunity to examine why opera composers are drawn to the supernatural and the larger-than-life and how they have incorporated, adapted and retold these stories through music. Beginning with the inception of opera in the early Baroque period, we examine the changing fashions of literary sources, the archetypes and tropes present in myriad operas, and the adjustments composers and librettists must make to tell these stories in a plausible way on stage.

We address the history and process of creating canonical masterworks by Rossini, Puccini and Wagner as well as the modern approaches of contemporary composers like Nico Muhly, Thomas Adès and Kaija Saariaho. 

Registration is requested. Register here or call (440)238-5530. 

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Strongsville Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 440-238-5530
Fax: 440-572-8685
Branch manager
Megan Barrett

Hours
Mon, Jul 08 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jul 09 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jul 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 12 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jul 13 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jul 14 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Grassroots library service in Strongsville dates back to 1881, when 400 books were located in the Town Hall. More than 120 years later, the Strongsville Branch of CCPL is home to the Kathleen Cochrane DePiero Recording Studio where visitors can make their own tracks, green screen videos, podcasts or audiobook recordings for free.

Upcoming events

Mon, Jul 15, 10:00am - 10:20am
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Mon, Jul 15, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jul 16, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jul 16, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Conference Room (30)
For Teens (grades 6-12): Join us for a 5 week series to learn about the Glowforge laser cutter and engraver and make a book nook!
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Rooms A & B (130)
Come and learn about the new military history exhibit located in the Ebenezer Pomeroy House at the Strongsville Historic Village presented by David Maloney.

Wed, Jul 17, 10:00am - 10:25am
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jul 17, 11:30am - 11:55am
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jul 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Conference Room (30)
Adult Book Discussion

Thu, Jul 18, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Conference Room (30)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Thu, Jul 18, 10:00am - 10:20am
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jul 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for a STEAM storytime and activities!

Thu, Jul 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Rooms A & B (130)
Join us when author Heather Frese visits to discuss her latest novel, The Saddest Girl on the Beach.

Fri, Jul 19, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Conference Room (30)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Fri, Jul 19, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Meeting Rooms A & B (130)
Donate blood today. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Fri, Jul 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Storytime Room (30)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 22, 10:00am - 10:20am
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Mon, Jul 22, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Mon, Jul 22, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Conference Room (30)
The Monday Afternoon Book Discussion meets at 2:30 p.m. in the Library on the 4th Monday of each month. No registration required. New members always welcome!

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jul 23, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jul 23, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Conference Room (30)
Memory Screenings by appointment provided by the Southwest General Hospital Community Nurses.

Tue, Jul 23, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Rooms A & B (130)
For Teens (grades 6-12): Join us for a 5 week series to learn about the Glowforge laser cutter and engraver and make a book nook!
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 10:25am
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jul 24, 11:30am - 11:55am
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jul 25, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Conference Room (30)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 10:20am
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jul 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for a STEAM storytime and activities!

Fri, Jul 26, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Conference Room (30)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Storytime Room (30)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Rooms A & B (130)
Learn about the equipment and software in the Audio and Video Recording Studios throughout Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Tue, Jul 30, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Rooms A & B (130)
For Teens (grades 6-12): Join us for a 5 week series to learn about the Glowforge laser cutter and engraver and make a book nook!
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 31, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Rooms A & B (130)
Learn the basics of using a sewing machine, and get a hands-on opportunity to create a simple project.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 01, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Conference Room (30)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Fri, Aug 02, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Conference Room (30)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Fri, Aug 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Rooms A & B (130)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Mon, Aug 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Conference Room (30)
For Teens (grades 6-12): Bring your own project and come hang out with other teens who also love to make things!

Tue, Aug 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Conference Room (30)
A book club for adults who love Children's and Teen books. The title for August's discussion is All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat, 2020. Please call the branch to register.

Wed, Aug 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Rooms A & B (130)
Join Meg Cusick, Registered Dietitian/Licensed Dietitian from Parkside Villa, as she discusses the nutritional needs of children and teenagers.

Thu, Aug 08, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Conference Room (30)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Fri, Aug 09, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Conference Room (30)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Aug 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Rooms A & B (130)
For Teens (grades 6-12): Join Comic Book Author Ryan Drost as he talks about the importance of storytelling in our lives, creating a story (worldbuilding), and how a comic book is created.