Middletown, CT

7/2/21
7/11/21
LA BOHEME
Connecticut Lyric Opera Production

CONNECTICUT LYRIC OPERA & THE VIRTUOSI – MAIN STAGE: PUCCINI – LA BOHEME 7/2/21 – 7:30 PM – Trinity-On-Main Arts Center, 69 Main Street, New Britain 7/11/21 – 8:15 PM – Hartford City Hall, 550 Main Street, Hartford Cast: Rodolfo, a poet – Daniel Juarez Mimì, a seamstress – Jurate Svedaite […]

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Johann Strauss – Die Fledermaus

RESCHEDULED DUE TO CONNECTICUT COVID-19 REGULATIONS DATES TBA Cast: Charles Eaton, Daniel Kamalic, Jūratė Švedaitė -Waller, Maria Margiolakou, Rachel Abrams, Rebecca de Almeida, Spencer Hamlin Stage Director: Jan Mason, Music Director/Conductor: Adrian Sylveen

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

Extraordinary Tristan und Isolde – “The love story that changed opera for ever” – An internationally acclaimed cast of singers performs one of the pinnacles of the operatic repertoire. The influential Tristan und Isolde is notable for Wagner’s use of chromaticism, tonal ambiguity, orchestral color, and harmonic suspension. More than a […]

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Isolde – Jenna Rae

Wherever Jenna Rae performs, there is beauty, rigor, generosity of emotion, and an unusual ability to connect. With her first performance of Isolde with TUNDI Productions in 2019, Jenna Rae received breathtaking accolades from critics, from colleagues, from Wagnerites who travel internationally for Wagner productions, and from attendees who possibly […]

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MET tenor Errin Brooks as TRISTAN

CLO Associate Artistic Director recently corresponded with cast members from our upcoming production of Tristan und Isolde to ask them some questions about their backgrounds, how they got involved in singing opera, and how they came to work with CLO. This article will feature three of our company members from the […]

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2019-2020 Performance Season

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.   Daphnis et Eglé The season continues with a staged production of the baroque opera Daphnis et Eglé by Jean-Philippe Rameau presented […]

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Opera review from performance in Middletown

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 […]

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

“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 […]

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Tamra Grace Jones – Musician, Storyteller, Artist, Soprano

Tamra Grace Jones is a Boston-based soprano with a passion for communication through song. She aims to tell the beautiful and timeless story of the human experience. She recently joined the Connecticut Lyric Opera Young Artist Program. She has won silver at the Vancouver International Music Competition and received top […]

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Introducing the cast of CARMEN Production

Truly outstanding cast of singers will be joining the CLO and the CVCO for it’s upcoming production of CARMEN.   CARMEN: Tamra Grace Jones DON JOSE: Daniel Juarez ESCAMILLIO: Justin Ryan (Nov. 9, 18), Ivan Konrad (Nov. 11, 17) MICHAELA: Jurate Svedaite (Nov. 11, 18), Mary McCue (Nov. 9, 17) […]

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Carmen by G. Bizet

Carmen by G. Bizet Bizet’s immortal opera, Carmen, is without doubt one of the most well-known and beloved operas in the repertory today, and was the first opera CLO presented more than a decade ago. Set in Seville, the opera deals with the love and jealousy of Don José, who […]

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May 11, 13, 18, 19 AIDA (Verdi)

The Italian opera Aida is considered the “grandest “of Verdi’s many operatic masterpieces. Set in Ancient Egypt it was commissioned to open at Cairo’s Khedivial Opera House in 1871. Amid much pageantry, unbelievably beautiful expansive music, and a deep emotional impact Aida was a great success and has continued to […]

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Nov. 17, 18, 26, Dec 2. 2018, MAGIC FLUTE (Mozart)

  The Magic Flute (Mozart) Cast and Crew Tamino – Oswaldo Iraheta, Joel Edwards Papageno – Daniel Macey Pamina – Amanda Kohl, Abigail Krawczyńska Queen of the Night – Mary Cook, Letitia Stevens Sarastro – Steve Fredericks First Lady – Mary McCue Second Lady – Tamra Jones, Sara Trenner Third […]

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