2019 SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
August 9 – 25

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

2019 SUMMER INSTITUTE
August 12–25

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Andrew Costello, Heldenbariton

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 […]

Read More

Nathan Anthony Resika, Bass

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 […]

Read More

STEFAN SZKAFAROWSKY, Bass

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 / […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More