Past Performances

MUSIC OF WIENIAWSKI, SZYMANOWSKI & Annual Polish Christmas with the Moniuszko Choir & Virtuosi Baroque Youth Ensemble

The Stanislaus A. Blejwas Endowed Chair in Polish and Polish American Studies & Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra present: Karol Szymanowski – La Fontaine d’Arethuse, op. 30, Henry Wieniawski – Violin Concerto in d-minor, no. 2, Polish & English Christmas Carols Adrian Sylveen, violin, Moniuszko Choir, Virtuosi Baroque Youth Ensemble Hugh Keelan, guest […]

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

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 […]

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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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2019 Greve Opera Academy and Music Festival

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 […]

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May 31, June 2
Music of Revolutions

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 […]

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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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March 28 & 31
“Der Keiser
von Atlantis”
by Victor Ullmann

Connecticut Lyric Opera is pleased to announce that the National Endowment for the Artworks has awarded a grant in the amount of $24,000 for “To support the presentation and tour of The Emperor of Atlantis (Der Kaiser von Atlantis) by Composer Viktor Ullmann and related community engagement programming.” – Ullmann […]

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March 22 & 24
Songwriter
Emma Rae
Jazz Cross-Over

The Connecticut Virtuosi and our students will perform music from the popular film series, and jazz standards with the singer and songwriter Emma Rae. – Fri. March 22 / 8 pm / New Britain First Church Of Christ Congregational (830 Corbin Ave) – Sun. March 24 / 4 pm / […]

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Dec. 16 CCSU Polish Studies Christmas Concert with Moniuszko Choir

This concert is presented by: Possessing a vocal artistry and stage presence capable of “transfixing audiences with moments of opera magic,” soprano, Jūratė Švedaitė, has performed on four continents with organizations such as the Lithuanian National Chamber Orchestra, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Prolirica de […]

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January 12 Brunilda Myftaraj in Violin Solo recital

In program: Johann Sebastian Bach – Partitas for solo violin: Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 About the Artist Albanian-American violinist Brunilda Myftaraj has drawn enthusiastic accolades from audiences as well as […]

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