Hudson Valley Great Dates

Tired of the bar scene? Make Valentine’s Day (or any day) a unique experience: Take your special someone on one of the Valley’s Great Dates



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Great Date #3: High Note, High Brow

Opera gets hi-tech on Saturday afternoons with the “Lunch & Learn” program in Poughkeepsie and Kingston. After enjoying an exclusive prix fixe lunch — at either the Artist’s Palate in Poughkeepsie or Frank Guido’s Little Italy in Kingston (845-340-1682) — followed by a talk by Marist College music teacher Leslie Gerber, head to the Bardavon Opera House or Ulster Performing Arts Center, respectively, for live big-screen broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera in Manhattan. On the bill: the Met premiere of Nixon in China, by composer and conductor John Adams (Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. at UPAC); Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride, featuring the legendary Placido Domingo (Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. at UPAC); and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, with scintillating soprano Natalie Dessay (Mar. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Bardavon). The proverbial fat lady will be singing in hi-def, so you can leave those opera glasses at home.

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