History

Now in our twelfth season, Connecticut Lyric Opera is the only full-season professional opera company in CT. From the standards such as La Boheme, Carmen and Le Nozze di Figaro, to lesser performed but no less wonderful operas like Eugene Onegin, Faust and Susannah, CLO’s Artistic Director Adrian Sylveen creates “moments of opera magic” with every new production.

Since the company’s founding, productions have been performed in New London and in New Britain, with additional Waterbury and Middletown performances beginning in 2009, and Hartford performances beginning in 2014. Our performance history in descending order:

2014-2015 Season

May 2015 – La Boheme, G. Puccini

Feb. – Mar. 2015 – Il barbiere di Siviglia, G. Rossini

Nov. – Dec. 2014 –  Der Rosenkavalier, R. Strauss

2013-2014 Season

May 2014 – Madama Butterfly, G. Puccini

Jan. – Feb. 2014 – Der Kaiser von Atlantis, V. Ullmann

Nov. 2013 –  Der fliegende Holländer, R. Wagner

2012-2013 Season

May 2013 – Don Giovanni, W. A. Mozart

April 2013 – Requiem, G. Verdi

Feb. 2013 – Maria de Buenos Aires, A. Piazzola

Oct. – Nov. 2012 – Carmen, G. Bizet

2011-2012 Season

May 2012 – Otello, G. Verdi

Mar. 2012 – Cosi fan Tutte, W. A. Mozart

Nov. 2011 – Les Contes d’Hoffmann, J. Offenbach

2010-2011 Season

May, 2011 – Tosca, G. Puccini

Dec. 2010 – New Year’s Concerts

Nov. 2010 – Die Zauberflöte, W. A. Mozart

2009-2010 Season

Apr. – May 2010 – I Pagliacci, R. Leoncavallo and Gianni Schicchi, G. Puccini

Jan. 2010 – New Year’s Concert

Nov. – Dec. 2009 – L’Elisir d’Amore, G. Donezetti

2008-2009 Season

Apr. 2009 – La Traviata, G. Verdi

Nov. 2008 – Eugene Onegin, P. I. Tchaikovsky

Oct. 2008 – Coffee Cantata, J. S. Bach

2007-2008 Season

Apr. 2008 – Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss II

Feb. 2008 – Dido & Aeneas, H. Purcell

Nov. 2007 – La Boheme, G. Puccini

Oct. 2007 – Hansel & Gretel, E. Humperdinck

2006-2007 Season

Apr. 2007 – Romeo et Juliette, Ch. Gounod

Feb. 2007 – Requiem, Faure and Exsultate Jubilate, W. A. Mozart

Nov. 2006 – Le Nozze di Figaro, W. A. Mozart

Sept. 2006 – The Magic Flute, W. A. Mozart

2005-2006 Season

Apr. 2006 – Don Giovanni, W. A. Mozart

Feb. 2006 – An Evening of Bach Cantatas, J. S. Bach

Nov. 2005 – Rigoletto, G. Verdi

Sept. 2005 – The Magic Flute, W. A. Mozart

2004 – 2005 Season

May 2005 – The Merry Widow, F. Lehar

Feb. 2005 – Faust, Ch. Gounod

Oct. 2004 – Two Nations, One Love at Carnegie Hall

2003 – 2004 Season

Jul. 2004 – Il Barbiere di Siviglia, G. Rossini

Apr. 2004 – Carmen, G. Bizet

Jan. 2004 – Inaugural Concert

Other performances include a piano accompanied Susannah by Carlisle Floyd in July 2007, and two years of Chamber Music Mystic festival – the first year (Aug. 2006) as the presenting organization, the next (Aug. 2007) jointly with Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra.

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