Opera House will present ‘I, Claude Monet’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “I, Claude Monet,” a unique production that combines history and art, on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series.

This production, captured live in high definition, provides a fresh new look at arguably the world’s favorite artist – through his own words.

Using Monet’s letters and other private writings, “I, Claude Monet” reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to Impressionism but who perhaps was the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Despite this, and perhaps because of it, Monet’s life is a gripping tale of a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness and even suicide. Then, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his gardens at Giverny, his letters reveal his humor, insight and love of life.

Shot on location in Paris, London, Normandy and Venice, “I, Claude Monet” is a cinematic immersion into some of the most loved and iconic scenes in western art.

Individual tickets to “I, Claude Monet” are $15, ($10 students). A special Live in HD Series flexible subscription of eight tickets that can be used however you want – one at a time to eight different events, all at once for eight people, or anything in between – is $116. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Opera House Box Office or by phone at 679-1891, Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online anytime at www.fredopera.org.

The Art & Architecture Series is sponsored by Fredonia Place. Support also comes from the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.