Big-screen opera


June 19, 2008|By [ISHITA SINGH]

The lowdown -- The Charles Theatre presents La Rondine as the latest entry in the La Scala Opera Series. Performed by Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy, Puccini's opera tells of a tragic love story between the courtesan Magda, played by Fiorenza Cedolins, and her lover, Ruggero, played by Massimo Giordano.

If you go -- The opera will be shown at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 p.m. June 29 at the theater, 1711 N. Charles St. Tickets are $21. Call 410-727-3456 or go to

`The Exonerated'

The lowdown -- The Mobtown Players presents The Exonerated, a play centered on the lives of death-row inmates. While they sit waiting for their executions, the condemned are cleared by technology and DNA evidence. Written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, the play is based on the real-life stories of six people as gathered from interviews, transcripts, case files and public records.

If you go -- The Exonerated runs tomorrow-July 12 at the Mobtown Theater at Meadow Mill, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 114. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12, with student and senior discounts. Call 410-467-3057 or go to

A No. 9 finale

The lowdown -- To conclude its 2007-2008 season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society present Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, including the famed "Ode to Joy." Led by Marin Alsop, the performance will also include a Concerto for Orchestra composed by Joan Tower.

If you go -- Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Tickets are $25-$57. Call 410-783-8000 or go to

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