Jan
25
to Jan 28

Tabasco (Captain Marco), New Orleans Opera

Have you ever wondered to yourself: “I wonder how they came up with the hot sauce Tabasco?” What could this origin be? In our 75th Anniversary and New Orleans’ Tricentennial, we thought it might be a good question to ask since Louisiana is the source of this powerful and classic spicy sauce. International conductor Paul Mauffray has been asking this question too and will bring his critical edition of this delightful score by George Whitefield Chadwick to life, this time with the permission of the McIlhenny Tabasco producer!

This chamber series jewel is the rarity of the season with a rollicking score and magically funny libretto that will delight in this charming burlesque opera. This time we’re performing at Le Petit Théâtre Du Vieux Carré in the heart of the French Quarter. Learn the mystery of Tabasco and you’ll never eat bland food again! 

PERFORMANCES DATES:
January 25th @ 8:00 PM
January 26th @ 8:00 PM

January 27th @ 2:30 PM
January 28th @ 2:30 PM

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Mar
10
to Mar 13

Rigoletto (Duca), Gulf Shore Opera

"This story of lust, abduction and revenge has many thrilling and familiar melodies. As in the past, the production opens in Charlotte County on March 10th, but this time at The Charlotte Cultural Center Theater.

The second performance takes place March 13th at the border of Lee and Collier County in the 800 seat Parish Life Center of St. Leo Catholic Church. Based on record ticket sales and the warm reception of the company’s

first production at this venue, the recent Madama Butterfly, plans are under way to augment the existing stage to create better sightlines and acoustics for next season’s grand opera, Rigoletto."

I will be performing the role of The Duke. 

Performance Dates:
March 10th @ 7:30PM
March 13th @ 7PM

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Aug
25
to Aug 31

Rigoletto (Duca), Berkshire Opera Festival

Rigoletto is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo. Despite serious initial problems with the Austrian censors who had control over northern Italian theatres at the time, the opera had a triumphant premiere at La Fenice in Venice on 11 March 1851.

It is considered by many to be the first of the operatic masterpieces of Verdi's middle-to-late career. Its tragic story revolves around the licentious Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto and Rigoletto's beautiful daughter Gilda. The opera's original title, La maledizione (The Curse), refers to the curse placed on both the Duke and Rigoletto by a courtier whose daughter had been seduced by the Duke with Rigoletto's encouragement. The curse comes to fruition when Gilda likewise falls in love with the Duke and eventually sacrifices her life to save him from the assassins hired by her father.

I will be performing the role of The Duke. 

Performance Dates:
August 25th @ 8 PM
August 28th @ 8PM
August 31st @ 8PM

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Sep
25
to Dec 2

Norma

Norma is a tragedia lirica or opera in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini with libretto by Felice Romani after Norma, ou L'infanticide (Norma, or The Infanticide) by Alexandre Soumet. It was first produced at La Scala in Milan on 26 December 1831. The opera is regarded as a leading example of the bel canto genre, and the soprano prayer Casta diva in Act I is justly famous. While Maria Callas is claimed to be the supreme interpreter of the role, another notable exponents of the title role in the post-war period have been Joan Sutherland, Montserrat Caballé and, in the 2007, Biondi-Minasi critical edition based on Bellini's autograph score, Cecilia Bartoli.

- Covering the role of Flavio

Performance Dates:

Monday, September 25th @ 6:30PM
Thursday, September 28th @ 8:00PM
Tuesday, October 3rd @ 7:30PM
Saturday, October 7th @ 1:00PM
Wednesday, October 11th @ 7:30PM
Monday, October 16th @ 7:30PM
Friday, October 20th @ 8:00PM
Friday, December 1st @ 8:00PM
Tuesday, December 5th @ 7:30PM
Friday, December 8th @ 8:00PM
Monday, December 11th @ 7:30PM
Saturday, December 16th @ 1:00PM

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Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

The Maryland Lyric Opera Gala Concert

The Maryland Lyric Opera Young Artist Institute sponsors a three-week intensive institute for young artists in the DC/MD/VA area.  5 singers and a pianist participate in an intensive, holistic program that addresses the needs of young artists pursuing a career in opera.  Young artists work primarily on full Italian opera roles, recitatives, and arias with a true master of the Italian opera repertoire, Louis Salemno

The Maryland Lyric Opera Young Artist Institute Gala Concert is the culmination of this intensive three-week study led by Maestro Louis Salemno and it will include arias and ensembles from the core Italian Opera repertory. 

TICKET CODE: MDLO

Performers include:
Jonathan Tetelman, tenor
Yulia Petrachuk, soprano
Symone Harcum, soprano
Simone Brown, soprano
Christopher Koelzer, pianist 

Special Guest Artist: Javier Arrey, baritone
MDLO Founder & President: Brad Clark, pianist

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Jul
9
7:30 PM19:30

Verdi, Messa da Requiem

“July 9, will finally resonate in the Arena with Verdi's Requiem Mass with music by Giuseppe Verdi. In Como, the sublime Verdi masterpiece will be performed by the Orchestra in 1813 and nearly 300 choristers of the New Jersey Choral Society, an association founded in 1980 that brings together professionals, amateurs and enthusiasts of three American states.

The NJCS, led by the charismatic conductor Eric Dale Knap who has performed around the world, from Paris to Sydney, from London to Shanghai, also at the White House and at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York. Tickets will be available from 10 March both at the box office of the theater both on comofestival.org site.”

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May
6
4:00 PM16:00

Operatorio!

The Greenwich Choral Society Presents: Operatorio!
This festive concert offers glorious works by two of the world’s favorite opera composers. Bizet’s Te Deum is not as well-known as Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, but both works have enough theatrical flair to please any dedicated opera devotee! The program will include many beloved operatic excerpts, featuring a quartet of prominent soloists, accompanied by full orchestra.

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Apr
30
2:30 PM14:30

Dvorak, Stabat Mater

The choral masterpiece, Stabat Mater for soli, choir and orchestra is a religious cantata by the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák based on the text of the Stabat Mater. The work was sketched in 1876 and completed in 1877.

Featuring the chorus and orchestra from the St. George's Choral Society with conductor Matthew Lewis

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Apr
9
1:00 PM13:00

Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius

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Elgar’s choral masterpiece, The Dream of Gerontius
A side-by-side concert featuring The Orchestra Now and musicians from the Bard Conservatory Orchestra
Conducted by Leon Botstein; “relentlessly innovative” –The New York Times
With mezzo-soprano Sara Murphy, tenor Jonathan Tetelman, and baritone Christopher Burchett
Performed with the Bard College Chamber Singers, Vassar College Choir, and Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir

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Apr
8
8:00 PM20:00

Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius

  • The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts (map)
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Elgar’s choral masterpiece, The Dream of Gerontius
A side-by-side concert featuring The Orchestra Now and musicians from the Bard Conservatory Orchestra
Conducted by Leon Botstein; “relentlessly innovative” –The New York Times
With mezzo-soprano Sara Murphy, tenor Jonathan Tetelman, and baritone Christopher Burchett
Performed with the Bard College Chamber Singers, Vassar College Choir, and Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir

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Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

New England Symphonic Ensemble

MidAmerica Productions’ 34th season continues with the New York premiere of Terre Johnson’s The Wind, co-conducted by Terre Johnson and his daughter, Cameron Johnson Weiler; Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna led by David R. Thye; and Mozart’s “Coronation” Mass conducted by Eduardo Garcia-Novelli. On the Ensemble Spotlight series, Nancy K. Klein leads the Old Dominion University Concert Choir and Derek Galvicius conducts the McHenry High School Vocal Warriors. Choruses hail from Alabama, California, Michigan, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Program:
TERRE JOHNSON The Wind (NY Premiere)
MORTEN LAURIDSEN Lux Aeterna
MOZART Mass in C Major, K. 317, "Coronation"
And works by Marvin Curtis, Daniel Gawthrop, Michael John Trotta, Franz Biebl, Eric Whitacre, and others

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