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Nov. 8, 16, 17, 30 TRISTAN UND ISOLDE BY RICHARD WAGNER

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Audiences will then be treated to a fully staged production of Richard Wagner’s opera Tristan und Isolde sung in German with English subtitles, presented in collaboration with Connecticut Lyric Opera. Widely acknowledged as one of the pinnacles of the operatic repertoire, the influential Tristan und Isolde is notable for Wagner’s use of chromaticism, tonal ambiguity,…

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Oct. 11 & 20 “DAPHNIS ET EGLé” BY JEAN-PHILIPPE REAMEAU

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Connecticut Virtuosi will open the 2019/2020 Season with the baroque, one-act opera Daphnis et Eglé by composer Jean-Philippe Rameau and librettist Charles Collé which will be sung in French with English subtitles. This production is presented in collaboration with the Connecticut Lyric Opera. Artistic Director Adrian Sylveen directs and will also conduct the orchestra. Performances:…

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Sun. 8/18, 6 PM ECITAL
MARY MCCUE, SOPRANO

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Cyril & Methodius Church, 55 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford In Program: Schubert, Copland, Mozart, and Broadway

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Fri. 8/16, 7 PM RECITAL
JURATE SVEDAITE, SOPRANO

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Tunxis Room, Tunxis Community College 271 Scott Swamp Rd. Farmington – “The Evening Prayer” Jūratė Švedaitė, soprano Blake Hansen, piano Adrian Sylveen, violin – Program: G. Verdi “Ave Maria “  from Otello R. Strauss “Die Nacht “ W.A. Mozart “ Abendempfindung “ W.A.Mozart “Laudate Dominum “ from Solemn Vespers A.Dvorak  “ Song to the Moon…

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Sun. 8/11, 6 PM BACH – PARTITAS FOR VIOLIN SOLO
ADRIAN SYLVEEN, VIOLIN

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Cyril & Methodius Church 55 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford – Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 I. Allemanda II. Double III. Courante IV. Double V. Sarabande VI. Double VII. Tempo di Bourrée VIII. Double – Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 I. Preludio II. Loure III. Gavotte en Rondeau IV. Menuett…

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Adrian Sylveen receives a “Bene Merito” award from Central Connecticut State University

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NEA – Funded “KAISER VON ATLANTIS” continues with performances in September and October

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Opera Composed During The Holocaust Headlines CLO’s Season FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2019 Contact: John Waller 860 415 6441, jwaller@ctlyricopera.org Connecticut Lyric Opera is proud to present the first production of its 2019-20 Season, the profoundly moving opera The Emperor of Atlantis (Der Kaiser von Atlantis) by Jewish composer Viktor Ullmann and librettist Peter…

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Katia Ricciarelli joined the 2019 Greve Opera Academy

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Soprano Katia Ricciarelli was teaching at the 2019 edition of the Greve Opera Academy. Katia Ricciarelli, a lyric soprano voice with an individually sweet timbre, and a lovely stage presence that complemented her voice. She was one of the most touching Giuliettas (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Desdemonas, and Anna Bolenas on the operatic stage,…

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Fri 8/9 7PM OPENING CONCERT
SYLVEEN FAMILY

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SYLVEEN Family Concert In Program works by J. S. Bach performed by 2 generations of musicians and their friends Tunxis Room, Tunxis Community College 271 Scott Swamp Rd. Farmington J.S. Bach – Air on G Adrian Sylveen, Brunilda Myftaraj  violins, Jake Dziubek, viola, Martin Dahlin, cello, Noah Shafner, Harpsichord  J.S. Bach – minuet in G…

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2019 SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
August 9 – 25

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Admission to all concerts by suggested donation ($15-$25) Fri. August 9, 7 PM Opening concert – Sylveen Family Concert In Program works by J. S. Bach performed by 2 generations of musicians and their friends Tunxis Room, Tunxis Community College 271 Scott Swamp Rd. Farmington Sun. August 11, 6 PM Adrian Sylveen – Bach Sonatas…

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SPANISH INQUISITION IN MIDDLETOWN – Review of our 2019 production of Don Carlo by Verdi

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Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum – Not heard with any opera company in Connecticut since 1976, the CT Lyric Opera and its CT Virtuosi Orchestra presented Verdi’s colossal “Don Carlo” at the newly named Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center in Middletown on May 11., with mainly successful results. As composers go, Verdi’s operas…

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2019-2020 Performance Season

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The 2019-2020 Season of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra centers around operatic works and in keeping with our mission, we are presenting several musical selections from Eastern Europe. Der Kaiser von Atlantis The season begins with additional performances of last season’s Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis (The Emperor of Atlantis), sung in English, will…

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2019 SUMMER INSTITUTE
August 12–25

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Chamber Music – Individual Instructions – Master-Classes – Orchestra – Art History – Fun & Educational Activities – Opera Young Artist Program – Public Performances – About the Institute: – Virtuosi Summer Music Institute is a two-week creative music education program open to instrumentalists ages 8-18 and young and upcoming opera singers. The Institute was…

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Opera review from performance in Middletown

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SPANISH INQUISITION IN MIDDLETOWN Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum Not heard with any opera company in Connecticut since 1976, the CT Lyric Opera and its CT Virtuosi Orchestra presented Verdi’s colossal “Don Carlo” at the newly named Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center in Middletown on May 11. As composers go, Verdi’s operas are…

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Greve Opera Academy and Musis Festival

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Soprano Katia Riccarelli will be joining the 2019 edition of the Greve Opera Academy. Greve Opera Academy & Music Festival is for young opera singers who seek the opportunity to perform leading roles in fully staged opera productions with a professional orchestra. We focus on providing artistic excellence combined with the practical professional experience. The…

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Andrew Costello, Heldenbariton

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Mr. Costello brings with him a wealth of performance experience, having sung more than twenty-five leading operatic roles in the United States and Europe. His accomplishments range from the baroque music of Monteverdi to the advanced tonalities of contemporary opera. Critics have consistently recognized his outstanding talent: “First and foremost is Andrew Costello, a fabulous…

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Nathan Anthony Resika, Bass

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Bass Nathan Resika is delighted to return to Connecticut Lyric Opera to make his debuts as both the Grand Inquisitor (opening night) and the Monk( 3 other shows). His Past Ct.Lyric Engagements were as Leporello(Don Giovanni) and Daland( Flying Dutchman) in 2013, and as Il Commendatore( Don Giovanni)way back in 2006. Nathan’s favorite repertoire includes…

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STEFAN SZKAFAROWSKY, Bass

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STEFAN SZKAFAROWSKY, known for his beautiful bass voice and his impeccable vocal technique. Mr. Szkafarowsky has sung not only at the Met, but at many well-known opera houses in the United States and abroad, including such venues as the LA Opera, Virginia Opera, Seattle Opera, Dallas, Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Colorado, Florida Grand…

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May 31, June 2
Music of Revolutions

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In Program: Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major for violin and viola Shostakovich: String Symphony No. 8, op.110 Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) – Concert program exploring music that reflected milestone events of social change. Virtuosi will present pieces that inspired or expressed progress, equality, human rights, and all human values we now take for…

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May 10, 11, 17, 26
DON CARLO
by Giuseppe Verdi

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“Don Carlo, one of the most enigmatic, yet profoundly beautiful operas Giuseppe Verdi ever composed. The story takes place in the mid-1500s, at the time of the Spanish Inquisition, and it’s loosely based on historical characters and events. The title character is the son of Spain’s King Phillip II, and he is clearly both bewitched…

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