2019-2020 Performance Season Announced

October 11 Trinity-On-Main Arts Center – New Britain
October 20 Wadsworth Museum – Hartford
Baroque opera: Daphnis et Eglé opera by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Fully staged in collaboration with the Connecticut Lyric Opera
with members of the Virtuosi Summer Institute and Greve Opera Academy

November 8 Trinity-On-Main Arts Center
November 16 Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School
November 17 Wadsworth Museum – Hartford
November 30 Garde Arts Center – New London
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner
Fully staged in collaboration with the Connecticut Lyric Opera
International cast of singers will be announced soon.

December 15 CCSU Welte Hall
In Collaboration with Polish Studies at CCSU:
Music of Henry Wieniawski. Adrian Sylveen – violin soloist.
Also in the program Annual Polish Christmas with Moniuszko Choir

February 21 Trinity-On-Main Arts Center
March 1 Wadsworth Museum – Hartford
Opera Baroque: “Orfeo ed Euridice” by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Fully staged in collaboration with the Connecticut Lyric Opera
with members of the Virtuosi Summer Institute and Greve Opera Academy
Guest Conductor: Giacomo Benedetti

Giacomo Benedetti took part in many organ and piano competitions winning first prizes and placements. He has recorded CDs and DVDs and often performs concerts as Organist, Pianist, Harpsichordist and Choir Director in Italy and in various nations such as Japan, Netherlands, United States of America, Mexico, Finland and Germany. Benedetti has studied piano with Rosa Scarlino, harpsichord with Annaberta Conti and Alfonso Fedi, basso continuo with Andrea Perugi and Organ and Organ Composition with Giovanni Clavorà Braulin at the conservatory “Lorenzo Cherubini” of Florence obtaining his specialisation degree cum laude. Benedetti attended masterclasses in Italy and abroad, with well known organists such as: Gianluca Libertucci, Matteo Imbruno, Gustav Leonhardt, Celestino Dionsi, Cristophe Rousset, Ton Koopman, Liuwe Tamminga, Wolfang Zerer, Anton Pauw, and Michel Bouvard. He worked in the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, in the Church of Orsanmichele, in Florence’s municipality, in San Marco’s Church, in Santo Spirito,  and currently he is organist in San Miniato al Monte Basilica and Santa Felicita Church a Ponte Vecchio, Florence.

March 20 New Britain – Location to be confirmed (CCSU or Trinity-on-Main)
March 22 Wadsworth Museum – Hartford
From Russia with Love:
Lithuanian soprano Olga Schardt in a concert of Russian Arias and Songs.

Olga Shardt(Zhorova) was born in 1986 in Klaipeda, Lithuania. Here Olga graduated from J.Kacinko music school and S.Simkaus Conservatoire as a violinist. In 2005-2010, she studied vocal singing under the careful guidance of Liudmila Togusheva-Diachenko, prizewinner of international competitions, at Moscow Gnesin College and graduated with distinction. In October 2010- 2011 she got a scholarship at Birmingham conservatoire, where she completed a Postgraduate Certificate course with Cathy Benson, UK. Whilst studying, she took part in production of Dido and Aeneas. Her operatic roles have also included Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Marzelina in Fidelio, Cunegonde in Candide and Lapak in Cunning Little Vixen. In  may 2011, Olga won the 2nd prize in Mario Lanza opera competition(Birmingham), ‘’Premio Rotary winner’’ and prize winner of concert in Lucern concert hall (X Concorso Lirico Internazionale Terre dei Fieschi,19-20 june 2015 Novi Ligure, Italy) Finalist of TV project ‘’Voice of Baltics’’, January 2016 (Riga, Latvia). Olga undertook masterclasses with Monserrat Caballe in Zaragoza, Prof.Tom Krause in Academie musicale de Villecroze, France,Sashrang summer music Academy  (Germany),Birshtonas Summer Music Academy with prof. Vladimiras Prudnikovas and also studied with maestro Anatoly Goussev in Milan. From 2010 Olga is singing recitals and taking part in concerts solo,with ensembles and  orchestra in Lithuania, Great Britain, Germany, France, Spain,Russia and Izrael.From 2014 Olga is member of Lithuanian Musician Society, Director and teacher  of her own music theatre for children in Klaipeda. In 2016 and 2017 Olga was a Jury of M.Aleksandrovich singing competition for Youth soloist in Izrael.

May 8 Trinity-On-Main Arts Center
May 17 Wadsworth Museum – Hartford
May Date TBA Garde Arts Center – New London
May 30 – Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center @ Middletown High School
Die Fledermaus by Johnnes Strauss
Fully staged in collaboration with the Connecticut Lyric Opera

May 31 Holy Cross Church, New Britain – TBD
In Collaboration with Polish Studies at CCSU:
Polish composers of the 20th century
Moniuszko Choir and guest soloists TBA

This concert is scheduled to take place during the Polish Festival in New Britain.

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