I will be singing the role of Dame Doleful from “Too Many Sopranos” at BOC’s first collaboration with Club OBERON!
OPERA GOES TO HELL:
AN EVENING OF SIN, SEX AND THE SUPERNATURAL
October 30 & 31, 2011
Get into the Halloween spirit with Boston Opera Collaborative and Club OBERON! This fall, BOC takes you on an amazing journey to Hell and back. Deck yourself out in your best costume, grab a cocktail at the bar, and enjoy an evening of scintillating scenes, duets and arias from the underbelly of the opera world – featuring excerpts from classic, contemporary, and newly composed works.
La Bohème, March 2-4 and 9-11, 2012
Boston Opera Collaborative presents Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème, March 2-4 and 9-11 at Tower Auditorium, MassArt, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA. Friday/Saturday performances begin at 8:00 PM, Sunday performances begin at 3:00 PM. David Gram directs. Adam Boyles conducts. Tickets are available for purchase online or for reservation by phone at (617)-517-5883.
Set in the mid-nineteenth century, Puccini’s masterpiece endures and resonates with contemporary audiences because of its breathtaking music and its timeless story of love, loss, and the sacrifices we make for our art. Although the romanticized world of the artist contrasts with the harsh realities of life, these are recognizable characters that feel deeply, think profoundly, and love with every fiber of their being.
La Bohème will be presented at Tower Auditorium at Mass Art, conveniently located on Huntington Ave near the MBTA Longwood stop. Click here for directions.
I am excited to invite you to my upcoming performance as “Venus” in Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld” with Boston Opera Collaborative! The production promises to be fun, witty, and full of dancing (including the famous “Can-Can”)!
The production will be in English and is going to be performed at the historic Strand Theater. All tickets are free thanks to a generous grant from The Free for All Concert Fund, Inc.
Please visit http://orpheus.
Orpheus in the Underworld, July 26th-29th
Boston Opera Collaborative presents Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, July 26th-29th at the Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA. Thursday-Saturday performances begin at 8:00pm, Sunday at 3:00pm. David Gram directs. Maria Sensi Sellner conducts. Free admission, thanks to the generous support of The Free for All Concert Fund, Inc.
While the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice may be familiar to many of you, Offenbach’s operetta takes the tragic tale and spins it into an uproarious farce. In his version, Orpheus and Eurydice grow tired of marriage and Eurydice welcomes her visit to Hell. Even the gods on Mount Olympus stage a revolt to join the party! Only Public Opinion can convince Orpheus to step in and try to save his wife from the best party in all three worlds.
Orpheus in the Underworld will be presented at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester, conveniently located on the #15, #16, and #17 buses, one block from the Columbia Road at Stoughton Street stop. For directions and parking locations, click here.
I am very excited to be a member of the Professional Ensemble for Michael Tippett’s “The Midsummer Marriage” with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.
Gil Rose, conductor
PLEASE NOTE: This concert has a total run time of 150 minutes.
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project presents the concert performance of Michael Tippett’s opera The Midsummer Marriage. Modeled after Mozart’s The Magic Flute, The Midsummer Marriage follows two couples on the verge of marriage while touching upon both the mythical and earthly worlds.
I’m very happy to announce that I will be singing the roles of Lucia I and Lucia II in Opera Hub’s production of “The Long Christmas Dinner”.
THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER
Music by Paul Hindemith
Text by Thornton Wilder
November 29- December 1, 2012 at the Plaza Blackbox Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston [map]
This season you’re invited to share Christmas Dinner with the Bayard family–all five generations of them. Hindemith’s stirring tonal opera sets Thorton Wilder’s one-act play to a blend of timeless carols, American melodies, and poignant vocal ensembles that transport audiences to a world of memory. Almost a century passes by in an hour as successive generations encounter love, loss, and many helpings of turkey around their dinner table. An antidote to most holiday entertainment, “The Long Christmas Dinner” celebrates the seemingly small and insignificant details of life that ultimately matter most.
PERFORMANCES Thursday, November 29 at 8pm; Friday, November 30 at 8pm; Saturday, December 1 at 2pm + 8pm
FREE ADMISSION! In the spirit of accessible opera for all, tickets are absolutely free and may be reserved in advance online here!
I am excited to invite you to my upcoming performance as Frasquita in Bizet’s “Carmen” with Metro West Opera! Learning the role of Carmen’s best gypsy friend has been both fun and challenging, and I’m really looking forward to the shows. You’ll even have a chance to see me flamenco dance!
Go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/344961 to purchase tickets and for venue information.
MetroWest Opera Presents Carmen
MetroWest Opera’s intoxicating Carmen brings men and matadors to their knees. Obsession, jealousy, and murder, make Bizet’s Carmen one of the most popular operas in history. Hear the rousing “Toreador Song” and seductive “Habanera” as only MWO can present them.
Directed by Eve Summer and Conducted by Adam Boyles, this performance is not to be missed!
May 16, 17, 18, 19m, 2013 (8pm Th-Sa | 3pm Su)
$25/$20 for students and seniors
*Performed in French with English supertitles.
Ned Rorem’s Our Town
Monadnock Festival Orchestra
Gil Rose, conductor and director
Ned Rorem’s Our Town, based on Thornton Wilder’s play, depicts small-town life in early twentieth-century New Hampshire. A stunning cast, chamber orchestra and choral ensemble, under the stage direction and baton of Gil Rose, will bring Our Town to life in the very community that inspired it – Peterborough.
Ned Rorem – Our Town (2005)
ACT I Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, May 7, 1901
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ACT II Grover’s Corners, July 7, 1904
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ACT III Grover’s Corners Town Cemetery, Summer 1913
Sponsored by Randolph J. Fuller.
Peterborough Town House
1 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458
Peterborough is the site of “Our Town”. Home of the MacDowell Colony, where Thorton Wilder wrote his most famous play, inspired by the local village of Peterborough. (You can almost see Emily and George strolling down Grove Street!) Its Faneuil Hall style Town House, and the cruciform Norman All Saints Episcopal Church are but a fraction of Peterborough’s architectural delights.
The Little Blue One
Opera Project 2014 world premiere Based on an old Italian folk tale, “The Little Blue One” follows young Azzurina as the world of spirits collides with reality.
Music by Dominick DiOrio Libretto by Meghan Guidry Every Spring, Juventas presents a fully-staged production of a new opera. This season, composer Dominick DiOrio and librettist Meghan Guidry join forces in a reinterpretation of the Italian folktale “Azzurina.” Centered on a young albino girl—whose overprotective father dyes her hair dark blue and keeps her confined in the family manor—The Little Blue One is a dark update of a classic tale of childhood, identity, and desire. April 24-27, 2014 BCA Plaza Theater