Archive For The “Middletown, CT” Category

TOSCA – May 12, 14, 20, 26

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Jurate Svedaite, Frederique Bosz – Tosca Daniel Juarez – Cavaradossi Steve Fredericks, Andrew Potter – Scarpia Andrew Potter, Steve Fredericks – Angelotti Steven A. Fasano – Sacristan Terrence Fay – Spoletta David Kennedy – Sciarrone Adrian Sylveen, Conductor Jan Mason, Stage Director Dara Blackstone – Chorusmaster Carter Alevrides – Set design Nightwing Whitehead – Costumes design…

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When in Rome, do NOT do as these Romans do! Interview with Steve Frederiks

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By LARRY KELLUM Puccini’s 3rd most popular opera, the violent but gorgeous “TOSCA” returns to Connecticut in May when the CT Lyric Opera and the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra present a new production of the masterpiece in its usual four venues throughout the state. Composed in 1900 and based on the famous French Sardou play…

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OPERA: ONEGIN Nov 4, 6, 13, 19

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Trinity-on-Main Arts Center, New Britain Wordsworth Atheneum Museum of Art MHS Arts Center, Middletown Garde Arts Center, New London

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Faust (February / March / April 2016)

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Music by Charles Gounod, libretto by Jules Barbier. Charles Gounod’s Faust draws upon the two act play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a literary classic based on the German legend of a man who sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Gounod’s opera does not attempt to match the breadth of…

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RIGOLETTO Verdi (April / May 2016)

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RIGOLETTO (Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco M. Piave) Fully staged opera in partnership with Connecticut Lyric Opera Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto is a spectacular fast-paced story of seduction, love, ridicule and tragic death, with powerful music, that has often been cited as Verdi’s best! Connecticut Lyric Opera and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra present a fully staged…

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Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

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Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte Mozart’s beloved Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Mozart’s comedic masterpiece follows the story of Figaro, Count Almaviva’s man servant, and his plans to marry his love, Susanna. The plot twists humorously as Count Almaviva meddles with Figaro’s plans, spurring the Countess to…

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2015-2016 Season Preview

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Richard Strauss:
Der Rosenkavalier
INFINITY HALL, Hartford
Dec. 4, 2014

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Fully Staged Opera Production with the Connecticut Lyric Opera

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Giacomo Puccini:
LA BOHEME
May 1, 3, 15, 29, 2015

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Fully Staged Opera Production with the Connecticut Lyric Opera

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2014/15 Season Draft

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The Virtuosi is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 season of orchestral concerts and operas, building upon a 17 year tradition as Connecticut’s premiere chamber orchestra and, in our co-productions with Connecticut Lyric Opera, offering the state’s only full-season professional opera. October 17, 2014 Heritage Concert: Music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Roccoco Variations and More Kathleen…

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