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Edition Viva Voce, April 2019

The Opera Guild of Rochester, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a mission to support opera and opera education in the greater Rochester area.

The Guild presents free opera lectures at local libraries, tours to productions of local opera companies and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, and our popular Beat-the-Blahs, Haskell Rosenberg Memorial Series, at Temple B'rith Kodesh in Brighton.

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The Summer Season

 
 


TheMonth

              
April 2
Opera Guild LecturePuccini's Heroines
April 4, 5, and 7
Eastman Opera TheatreDon Giovanni
April 7
PegasusBedlam
April 12 and 14Syracuse OperaThe Three Penny Opera
April 13Kurt Weill FoundationLotte Lenya Competition
April 23The LittleOGR Bravo Night
April 28
The Little La forza del destino 



OGLectureSeriesOpera Guild of Rochester Lecture Series

Brighton Memorial Library
2300 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
585-784-5310

All lectures are on Tuesdays from 7-9pm.

Tuesday April 2nd:
Puccini's Heroines.
Rosalba Pisaturo.


EastmanOperaEASTMAN OPERA THEATRE SEASON

From Seduction to Damnation
Don Giovanni
In Italian with English supertitles
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
April 4, 5, and 6 at 7:30 pm; April 7 at 2 pm, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

The Voice and Opera Department presents
L'enfant et les sortilèges (The Child and the Spells)
Sung in French and performed with piano
Music by Maurice Ravel, Libretto by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
May 3 and 4 at 7:30 pm, Annex 804 Black Box Studio

Eastman Theatre Box Office (585) 274-3000; To purchase tickets Click Here
 
 
 BravoNights

 
 
We are pleased to announce the following dates for our popular Bravo Nights series - come and hear emerging opera talent of the highest caliber.

*April 23
*June 12

All will be held from 7-9 PM at The Little Café. The performances are free. Food and drink are available for purchase at the café, and we advise coming early if you are eating at the café before the performance.  Beloved arias and other musical hits will delight all sectors of the opera community. We encourage you to invite anyone with a budding interest in opera, as this casual, free event will be perfect for them!






LotteLenya





The Lotte Lenya Competition
13 April 2019
Kilbourne Hall, Eastman School of Music

In 1998, to honor the centenary of the birth of Lotte Lenya (1898-1981), an extraordinary singer/actress and one of the foremost interpreters of the music of her husband, Kurt Weill (1900-1950), the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music established an annual Lotte Lenya Competition.

The competition is open to singer/actors of all nationalities, ages 19-32. Contestants must prepare four selections, for a program not to exceed 15 minutes: a selection from the operatic or operetta repertoire, a theatrical selection (any genre) by Kurt Weill, a song from the "Golden Age" (pre-1968) American musical theater repertoire; and a song from the American musical theater repertoire of 1968 or later.

Total prizes exceed $75,000; individual prizes range from $500 (semi-finals) to $20,000 (finals). 

Judges for the 2019 Lotte Lenya Competition Finals
The three-person jury for the finals includes opera and musical theater performer and Weill specialist Ute Gfrerer, renowned opera and musical theater conductor Adam Benzwi, and Mark Lamos, artistic director of Westport Country Playhouse. 

The finals daytime round (11 to 4 pm) and the evening concert are both free and open to the public. Additionally, both will be live-streamed for free online viewing, making the entire finals round available to audiences around the world for the first time. The stream will be accessible at https://www.esm.rochester.edu/live/kilbourn/.



RochIntVocCompRochester International Vocal Competition (formerly Classical Idol)

Final round, held before a live audience on May 4, 2019 at 7 pm
Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY
 
Now known as the Rochester International Vocal Competition, this fundraising event for the Oratorio Society is in its 13th year. The final round gala features live performances from 9 artists and real-time commentary from a panel of distinguished judges.

We can also expect wine, hors d'oeuvres, dessert, coffee, silent auction and raffle. "We look forward to another year of outstanding talent," said Eric Townell, Artistic Director of the Oratorio Society.

Tickets, $85.00, Click Here.


OGAnnualRecitalThe Opera Guild's Annual Recital for Donors

Sunday, May 19, 2019 2pm
Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue

This year our recitalist is Brittany Hebel, accompanied by Kristin Ditlow. 

Brittany Hebel, a former Saratoga Studio Artist, participated in Teatro Nuovo's inaugural season this past summer as an Apprentice Artist, under the direction of Maestro Will Crutchfield and was recently featured as the soprano soloist with Rochester Oratorio Society in Handel's Judas Maccabaeus. A seasoned recitalist, Ms. Hebel performed last season with baritone Richard Ollarsaba in the American Opera Society Spring Gala and presented her Award Winners in Concert Series recital at the Chicago Cultural Center.  Her upcoming performances this season include Ida in Die Fledermaus with DuPage Opera Theatre and an Artist-in-Recital Series concert with Musicians Club of Women in Chicago.  She holds a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from DePaul University where her portrayals included the title roles in Janáček's The Cunning Little VixenLa Calisto by Cavalli, and Mimì in La Bohème.

Kristin Ditlow, American pianist, harpsichordist, vocal coach and conductor, is an alumna of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Westminster Choir College, Tanglewood Music Center, and Merola Opera Program. She is a 2014 graduate of the Eastman School of Music, with the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Accompanying and Chamber Music, where she was a student of Dr. Jean Barr. Dr. Ditlow is the Assistant Professor of Voice and Vocal Coaching at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque). She has conducted several world opera premieres and appeared as a pianist with the Metropolitan Opera National Council, OperaWorks, and Opera Southwest. Dr. Ditlow was a fellowship student at the Franz Schubert Institut, Baden-bei-Wien, during the summer of 2017. She recently made her debut as both piano soloist and conductor with the New Mexico Philharmonic, and the 2018-2019 season features the premiere performance project of her new opera company, Antigua y Moderna, as well as the world premiere of her new song cycle, Three Poems of Emily Dickinson.

The program, "Brunettes from Boheme to Broadway" will include opera arias, art song and musical theater selections.

SyracuseOpera


Crouse-Hinds Theater at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center
Free conductor's talk an hour prior to each performance

Christian Capocaccia, Conductor
Symphoria Orchestra
Syracuse Opera Chorus, Ensemble

To purchase a subscription, Click Here
 
Weill, Three Penny Opera
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM  
Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM  
Sung in English with English surtitles.
    
Cara Consilvio, Director
Peter Kendall Clark, Macheath
Ron Lloyd, Peachum
Melissa Parks, Ceila Peachum
Gregory Sheppard, Tiger Brown

To purchase single tickets, Click Here


MetHD2018-2019SeasonMetropolitan Opera HD Season 2018-2019

Poulenc, Dialogues des Carmélites
May 11, 12:00 PM 
Synopsis and other info: Click Here
Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc's devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

TheLittle

RoyalOperaLittle
Royal Opera House Film Series at The Little

Sunday performances at The Little are followed by informal meet-ups in the café to chat about the opera with other fans. Everyone is welcome.  

LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
Sunday April 28 (Noon)
Tuesday April 30 (6 pm)
Est. RT: 4:15

FAUST
Sunday May 26 (Noon)
Tuesday May 28 (6 pm)
Est. RT: 3:45

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   Pegasus
Pegasus Logo
 
2018-2019 Season

All concerts at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street, Rochester. Pre-concert talk at 3:15 pm, concert at 4:00 pm

For more information or to buy tickets, Click Here

Bedlam 
April 7, 2019 @ 4 pm

"The magical duo Bedlam" (Fanfare Magazine) is Kayleen Sanchez, soprano, and Laudon Schuett, lute. Our first Pegasus Rising artists, they return to Rochester with a program of renaissance French and English lute songs. Sacred, secular, bawdy and tender!

Acis & Galatea
May 5, 2019 @ 4 pm

A semi-staged concert version of this beloved pastoral opera by Handel. Will the monster Polyphemus woo Galatea to his side? Michael Beattie, musical direction; Emily Cuk, stage direction.



SalonConcertsSalon Concerts with the Rochester Academy of Medicine

Join us for a performance by The Academy Salon Trio 
followed by a reception with the artists.
1441 East Avenue, 14610

21st Salon Concert Season

April 28, 2019

All concerts take place at 2:00 pm in the Lyon Family Salon in the Rochester Academy of Medicine. Tickets are $35 at the door, $30 with reservation by phone, online or message. $26 Academy Members with reservation and $5 student. Seating is extremely limited. For more information Click Here.


OperaTunitiesGREAT OPERA-TUNITIES
(For those wishing to explore opera without spending a lot of money)

FREE - Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition. Look for listing in February 2020 Viva Voce. 8 pm, Kilbourn Hall, Gibbs Street, Rochester.
FREE - The Lotte Lenya Competitionyoung multi-talented singer/actors performing both opera and musical theater selections.  See Viva Voce for Saturday in April, 11am-4 pm and an evening concert, Kilbourn Hall, Gibbs Street, Rochester.
FREE - Opera Guild Lectures in February and March (with many video selections) at Brighton Memorial Library, 7 pm, 2300 Elmwood Ave, see listing in this issue.
$9/10 suggested donation - Opera Guild "Beat the Blahs."  Opera DVD presentations at Temple B'rith Kodesh.  
Four Sundays in January at 1 pm, see the 2020 schedule next year.  Pre-performance talk, refreshments at intermission, children and students always FREE.
$18 - Pre-recorded operas from the current season of the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden (London). La forza del destino, April 28, 30; Faust, May 26, 28; followed by informal chats in the café.  The Little Theater, 240 East Ave, Rochester. See listing in Viva Voce.
$24; UR students $10 with ID - The Eastman Opera Season:  (Eastman voice students).  Pre-performance talks; see full listing in Viva Voce.
$25 per (senior) ticket - Metropolitan Opera simulcasts in HD of live performances on Saturdays usually at 1 pm.  An encore performance, not live, is given on the Wednesday following for $23.  Theaters are at Tinseltown, Eastview, Webster and Henrietta. See full listing and essays in Viva Voce.
FREE - Opera Guild Bravo Nights at The Little Café, live accompanied singers perform opera favorites in an informal atmosphere.  See Viva Voce for next date, in 2019.

TriCitiesOpera

 April 28th, 2019 - 3pm
The Forum Theatre
236 Washington St.
Binghamton, NY 13901
Overview:

Gilbert & Sullivan's beloved operetta takes place aboard the ship HMS Pinafore. The captain's daughter is in love with a lower class sailor although her father intends her for Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. They declare their love for each other and eventually plan to elope. Will their plan succeed?

For details and tickets, Click Here

 
NickelCity
Nickel City Opera Season


BROADWAY and OPERA SHOWCASE
Verdi's 
LA TRAVIATA
Villa Maria College, 
May 24 and 26, 2019

 

The beloved classic opera by Verdi about a woman who is misunderstood and misguided. Violetta falls in love with Alfredo and loses everything. Memorable and popular tunes abound including the drinking chorus 'Libiamo!' Don't miss a full opera with costumes, sets, chorus and a full orchestra at the majestic 1250-seat Villa Maria College Theatre in Buffalo near Pine Ridge and Doat St. Plenty of parking, easy access and a great acoustic will leave your ears ringing with opera. 
CanadianOperaCompany

CanadianOperaCompany

Giacomo Puccini, LA BOHÈME
APRIL 17 TO MAY 22, 2019
For more details, Click Here
Giuseppe Verdi, OTELLO
APRIL 27 TO MAY 21, 2019
For more details, Click Here


Donations
Donations


As an Amici, your contribution in any amount is greatly appreciated. All donation levels receive an invitation to the Annual Recital; those listed below will be given priority until a date specified on the invitation, and at the Comprimario level and above may request extra tickets.
 

Chorus: $50 per person, $80 per couple.
Comprimario: $100-$149.
Primo: $150-$199.
Maestro: $200-$299.
Impresario: $300 or more. 
 

You may also mail a check to Opera Guild of Rochester, P.O. Box 25613, Rochester, NY 14625. Please include an email or other address for your tax receipt.

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SeagleMusic
SEAGLE MUSIC COLONY
   
SUMMER 2019




Seagle Music Colony
999 Charley Hill Road
Schroon Lake, NY 12870
(518) 532-7875

Seagle Music Colony is the oldest summer vocal training program in the United States and the premier opera and musical theatre producing organization in the Adirondack region of upstate New York. In 2019, Seagle Music Colony will celebrate its 104th Anniversary Season.

Mainstage Season at the Oscar Seagle Music Colony

Evita (Lloyd-Webber)

July 3, 5, 6 - 8 pm;  
July 5 - 2 pm +
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) 

July 17, 18, 20 - 8 pm;  
July 19 - 2 pm +
The Manchurian Candidate (Puts)
July 31, August 1 & 3 - 8 pm;  
Aug. 2 - 2 pm
Oklahoma! (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
August 14, 15, 17 - 8 pm;  
August 16 & 17 - 2 pm
 + pre-show lecture 1 hour prior to curtain
Click Here to order online or call our box office at (518) 532-7875


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GlimmerglassThe Glimmerglass Festival
PO Box 191
7300 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Administrative Offices (607) 547-0700
Box Office (607) 547-2255


Showboat, Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II
July 6 - August 24
Revolutionary for its exploration of serious themes, Showboat blends humanity and humor with hit tunes as we follow Captain Andy Hawks and his extended family on a journey of love and heartbreak.

La traviata, Giuseppe Verdi/Francesco Maria Piave
July 7 - August 24
The Parisian courtesan Violetta leaves a life of extravagance when she falls in love with Alfredo. But soon she is forced to make a terrible choice. With showpiece arias such as "Sempre libera" and its touching story, La traviata is one of the most beloved works in the operatic canon.

The Ghosts of Versailles, John Corigliano/William M. Hoffman
July 13 - August 23
In this hilarious nod to The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro, the ghost of Marie Antoinette is upset about her untimely ending, so her favorite playwright, Beaumarchais, attempts to amuse her with a new work.

Blue, Jeanine Tesori/Tazewell Thompson (world premiere)
July 14 to August 22
This world premiere centers on the hopes and fears of a young black couple as they raise a son in 21st century America.

Box Office Hours:
June-Aug: Mon-Fri 9-6
July-Aug: Mon-Fri 9-6 and Sat 9-6, Sun 9-2
Sep-May: Mon-Fri 10-5

Box Office (607) 547-2255

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GenevaLightIn July 2019 GENEVA LIGHT OPERA will present 
Mozart's Comic Opera 
The Marriage of Figaro
at Smith Opera House in Geneva, NY




Three Performances:
Thursday July 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Saturday July 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Sunday July 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Premier Package - $75
General Admission - $45
Seniors (60 and older) - $25
Under Thirty (29 and younger) - $15
Children K-12 - Free

THE SMITH OPERA HOUSE  
82 Seneca St.
Geneva, NY 
315-781-5483

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FingerLakes
FINGER LAKES OPERA
2019 SEASON

Canandaigua Academy Theatre 
435 East St 
Canandaigua, NY


Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème
Friday, August 9 @ 7:30 PM 
Sunday, August 11 @ 2:00 PM
Cast of Principals
Elaine Alvarez, as Mimi
Marco Cammarota, as Rodolfo
David Pershall, as Marcello
 
Considered one of the most popular operas in history, La Bohème is the ultimate story of love and loss. Set in 19th century Paris, a group of poverty-stricken artists weave a coming-of-age tale of passion, jealousy, and regret, and face the harsh reality of the death of one of their own. La Bohème was the inspiration for Rent, the Broadway hit now celebrating its 20th anniversary!

Jack and the Beanstalk
Saturday, August 03 @ 10:30 AM


Finger Lakes Opera presents Jack and the Beanstalk, an operatic version of the old English fairy tale featuring an adventuresome boy, his mother, a giant and his long-suffering wife, a golden hen, and magical beans! The opera moves along with energy and vitality while reinforcing the timeless moral lesson that encourages all people to treat others as they would like to be treated. The 45-minute staging is ideal for elementary ages. The presentation is framed by a brief introduction to the show featuring cast members, audience participation, and a question-and-answer session afterward, in which the children get to interact directly with the performers.

Opera HITS!
Saturday, August 10 @ 7:30 PM


This program showcases some of the opera's greatest hits, blended with a bit of Broadway, and performed by Finger Lakes Opera Orchestra and the Finger Lakes Opera Young Artists!

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ChautauquaCHAUTAUQUA OPERA COMPANY
2019 SEASON


Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Music by Gioachino Rossini; Libretto by Cesare Sterbini
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Norton Hall

Friday, July 5, 2019 * 4 p.m.
Monday, July 8, 2019 * 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 25, 2019 * 7:30 p.m.

Tickets available now when you purchase a 2019 ticket pack. Single tickets ($15-$52) on sale April 3.

In Rossini's lively comic opera, a young Count Almaviva (in disguise) is wooing the spirited and savvy Rosina, Dr. Bartolo's young ward. Dr. Bartolo plans to marry Rosina himself, but Seville's favorite trickster, Figaro, is on the scene to foil his schemes and help the young lovers unite, with hilarity and hijinks aplenty.


¡Figaro! (90210)

Music by W.A. Mozart; Libretto by Vid Guerrerio, based on The Marriage of Figaro by Lorenzo da Ponte
Sung in English and Spanish with English supertitles
Norton Hall

Fridays, June 28 & July 26, 2019 * 4 p.m.
Sundays, June 30, July 7, & July 14, 2019 * 7 p.m.

Tickets available now when you purchase a 2019 ticket pack. Single Tickets ($25-$40) on sale April 3.

Vid Guerrerio's contemporary multicultural adaptation of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro sets the action in modern-day Beverly Hills. Hollywood elite Paul and Roxanne Conti (Count Almaviva and Rosina) are now married with a daughter, and Figaro and his soon-to-be-bride Susana are undocumented workers on their estate. Hailed by Opera News as "dynamic, thought-provoking, respectful, and, yes, hilarious," Guerrerio's English and Spanish libretto infuses Mozart's masterpiece with humor, heart, and present-day discussions of race, class, and American identity. This Opera includes mature language and content and may not be suitable for children under age 14.


The Ghosts of Versailles

Music by John Corigliano; Libretto by William Hoffman

Sung in English
Amphitheater

Saturday, July 27, 2019 * 8:15 p.m.

Single tickets and ticket packs now available at chqtickets.com. General Admission ($45) and Preferred Seating ($55) available. No additional ticket necessary with valid gate pass. Preferred Seating upgrade available for $10 with a valid gate pass.

Marie Antoinette and her court are bored of the afterlife, and bitter about their deaths. The love-struck ghost of Beaumarchais believes he can change the queen's untimely fate by using the power of art. He brings his beloved Figaro and company back to life in a new opera, but when Figaro refuses to stick to the script, Beaumarchais must enter his own story. Alternately hilarious and heart breaking, this grand opera buffa is one of America's operatic masterpieces.

Trilogy Weekend
For the first time, audiences will be able to experience this unique "trilogy" of operas over three consecutive nights during the Trilogy Weekend happening July 25-27, 2019. Based on the three "Figaro Plays" by 18th century French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais, the three operas trace the lives of characters including Figaro, Count Almaviva, Rosina, and their friends and foes through many years of adventures and mishaps together. A limited number of all-inclusive packages for the Trilogy Weekend are now available for purchase through the Athenaeum Hotel at chq.org/trilogyweekend.

In addition to our mainstage operas, the Chautauqua Opera Company presents over 30 programs each season, see website chq.org

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SaratogaOpera Saratoga
2019 Summer Festival




OPERA SARATOGA
19 ROOSEVELT DRIVE, SUITE 215
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK 12866

TICKET BY PHONE:
Call 518-584-6018, Monday to Friday between 10AM and 5PM 
ONLINE: Single tickets may be purchased online through the SPAC box office.
You can also purchase subscriptions by phone, by calling 518.584.6018. Our office is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm.
operasaratoga.org

The Daughter of the Regiment

Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard
Sung in French with English Supertitles

A spirited and charming tomboy, adopted and raised by an army regiment, has fallen in love with a handsome soldier. But when she receives new information about her identity, she must decide whether to follow her place in society, or follow her heart. 

The production will feature the company debut of Argentinian bel canto tenor Santiago Ballerini in the role of Tonio, and the return of soprano Keely Futterer in her principal artist debut as Marie, The Daughter of the Regiment!

This production is suitable for all audiences and is ideal for families!

Saturday, June 29th, 2019 at 7:30pm
Monday, July 1st, 2019 at 2:00pm
Sunday, July 7th, 2019 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, July 13th, 2018 @ 7:30pm



Ellen West

Music by Ricky Ian Gordon
Libretto & Poem by Frank Bidart
Commissioned by Opera Saratoga and Beth Morrison Projects
Sung in English with English Supertitles

Through the evocative poetry of Pulitzer Prize winner Frank Bidart and the beautiful music of Ricky Ian Gordon, explore the emotional, psychological and physical challenges of a woman struggling with perceptions of her body, her relationship with food, and the world closing in around her. This tour-de-force chamber opera stars soprano Jennifer Zetlan in her Opera Saratoga debut as Ellen, along side baritone Keith Phares as her doctor. The world premiere production is directed by Emma Griffin, also in her Opera Saratoga debut, with Lydia Yankovskaya at the podium.
  
AUDIENCE ADVISORY: This production contains mature themes and is not recommended for young children.
  
Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday July 6th, 2019 at 2:00pm
Friday, July 12th, 2019 @ 7:30pm

The Spa Little Theater
21 Roosevelt Drive
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866



Hansel and Gretel

Music by Engelbert Humperdinck
Libretto by Adelheid Wette
Sung in German with English Supertitles

The classic fairy tale comes alive anew in this remarkable production for the whole family. Join us as Hansel and Gretel venture out into the forest, where they come upon an irresistible gingerbread house and its owner, a very hungry wicked witch who cooks up plans to turn the kids into her own tasty treats! Hansel and Gretel returns to Opera Saratoga for the first time in 29 years in a boundary-breaking production by the Chicago-based theater company Manual Cinema, originally created for La Monnaie in Brussels. Manual Cinema combines handmade shadow puppetry and cinematic techniques to create immersive visual stories for stage and screen, featuring members of Opera Saratoga's internationally acclaimed Young Artist Program in all of the principal roles, with a guest appearance by members of the Children's Chorus of the Glens Falls Symphony.

This production is suitable for all audiences and is ideal for families!

Friday, July 5th, 2019 at 7:30pm
Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, July 14th, 2018 @ 2:00pm



Mozart and Salieri

Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Libretto by Alexander Pushkin
Sung in Russian with English Supertitles

Well before the movie Amadeus, the imagined rivalry between Mozart and Salieri inspired Pushkin's poetry, which Rimsky-Korsakov set as a haunting chamber opera. While there is, in fact, virtually no evidence that the relationship between the two composers was contentious, the death of Mozart at the age of 35 was followed by rumors that he and Salieri had been bitter rivals, which of course makes for great theater! Opera Saratoga presents a one-night only concert of scenes from operas by Mozart and Salieri - showcasing the virtuosic brilliance of both composers - followed by a concert staging of Rimsky-Korsakov's psychological drama, the first Russian opera in Opera Saratoga's history.

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 7:30pm

OPERA ARTISTS:
Nate Mattingly, Salieri
Zachary Barba, Mozart
Brandon Eldredge, Conductor
Colter Schoenfish, Director

CONCERT ARTISTS
The first half of this program will featuring members of the Young Artist Program in scenes from operas by Mozart and Salieri.


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BardBARD SUMMERSCAPE FESTIVAL

"The Bride of the Wind," 1914, Oskar Kokoschka, Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland/Artothek/Bridgeman Images, ©2019 Foundation Oskar Kokoschka/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ProLitteris, Zürich


Opera
Erich Wolfgang Korngold's 

The Miracle of Heliane

New Production / U.S. Premiere
Conducted by Leon Botstein
Directed by Christian Räth

Fri 7/26/19 at 7:30 pm
Sun 7/28/19 at 2 pm
Fri 8/2/19 at 4 pm
Sun 8/4/19 at 2 pm

Buy Tickets
ONLINE fishercenter.bard.edu/boxoffice
BY PHONE To speak with a ticket agent, call 845-758-7900, Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm. Please have your credit card information ready when you call.

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