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CLO Presents Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”

CLO Presents Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”

October 1, 2016 No Comments

Beginning November 4th, the Connecticut Lyric Opera and Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will collaborate for the first time this 2016-17 season to stage Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s famous Russian opera “Eugene Onegin.” This fully-staged production will be performed in the original Russian language, with projected English supertitles so the audience can follow along. “This opera is one […]

Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky<br />November 4, 6, 13, 19

Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky
November 4, 6, 13, 19

September 7, 2016 No Comments

Eugene Onegin is an 1879 operatic masterpiece of Russia’s foremost composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and one of the best exaxmples of lyric opera. The story concerns a selfish hero (Onegin) who lives to regret his blasé rejection of a young woman’s love, and his careless incitement of a fatal duel with his best friend. Eugene […]

TOWERING INFERNO<br />An interview with Andrew Potter (Sparafucile)

TOWERING INFERNO
An interview with Andrew Potter (Sparafucile)

April 20, 2016 No Comments

by Larry Kellum   In the opera world, there is a species of singer called the “bass”….and, for some unknown reason, the vast majority of the long list of famous ones; Nicolai Ghiaurov, Norman Treigle, Jerome Hines, etc., have all topped the scales at well over 6 feet tall, with voices to match. Towering over all of […]

Faustian Legend Gets Modern Twist<br />in CT Lyric Opera’s Production of “Faust”<br />Final performance Sunday, April 3

Faustian Legend Gets Modern Twist
in CT Lyric Opera’s Production of “Faust”
Final performance Sunday, April 3

March 24, 2016 No Comments

By Ethan Sadoian Bookended by last fall’s production of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” and an upcoming production of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” in April and May, the Connecticut Lyric Opera and Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra continue their 2015-2016 season by teaming up once again to stage a production of Charles Gounod’s grand opera masterpiece “Faust.” Gounod’s opera, […]

FAUST by C. Gounod:<br /> New Britain, Hartford, New London, Middletown

FAUST by C. Gounod:
New Britain, Hartford, New London, Middletown

January 13, 2016 No Comments

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 Goethe’s masterpiece, concentrating instead on Faust’s romantic […]

Nov. 6, 7, 11, 15: MOZART: Le NOZZE di FIGARO<br />New Britain, Middletown, Hartford, New London

Nov. 6, 7, 11, 15: MOZART: Le NOZZE di FIGARO
New Britain, Middletown, Hartford, New London

September 1, 2015 No Comments

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte Fri. Nov. 6, 7:30PM – Trinity-On-Main Arts Center – New Britain – Tickets>>> Sat. Nov. 7, 7:30PM – MHS Performing Arts Center – Middletown – Tickets>>> Wed. Nov. 11, 7PM – Infinity Hall – Hartford – Tickets >>> Sun. Nov. 15, 4PM – Garde Arts […]

La Bohème – May 1, 3, 15, 29

La Bohème – May 1, 3, 15, 29

February 25, 2015 No Comments

Connecticut Lyric Opera and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra are pleased to announce a new production of Puccini’s beloved opera La Bohème with four performances this May in theaters throughout Connecticut.   Performance dates: 7:30pm, Friday, May 1, Trinity-on-Main Arts Center, New Britain Buy Tickets >> 7:00pm, Sunday, May 3, Infinity Music Hall, Hartford Buy Tickets >> […]

Barber of Seville to feature a seasoned Bartolo

Barber of Seville to feature a seasoned Bartolo

February 9, 2015 No Comments

  Interview with Jimi James by Larry Kellum After a decade’s absence, Rossini’s most popular and comic “Barber of Seville” celebrates its 199th birthday by returning to the CT Lyric Opera and its CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra for a run of five performances during the months of February and March, appearing in five venues throughout […]

Barber of Seville – Feb. 13, 20, 22 & Mar. 13, 28

Barber of Seville – Feb. 13, 20, 22 & Mar. 13, 28

December 29, 2014 No Comments

Connecticut Lyric Opera and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra are pleased to announce five performance dates for their upcoming co-production of Gioachino Rossini’s opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville). Details: Publicity for and reception after the Opening Night performance on February 13th in New Britain sponsored by the Fri., February 13, 2015 – […]

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TOSCA – by Puccini

TOSCA an opera by Puccini fully staged and sung in Italian with English supertitles more details to be published...

CLO Tour of Florence and Tuscany

  Experience Florence, Tuscany and the birthplace of the Renaissance while visiting Greve Opera & Music Festival Connecticut Lyric...

A JESTER’S GESTURES: A Review of Rigoletto

Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum   Verdi’s dark, but ever so beloved “Rigoletto” closed the CT Lyric...

TOWERING INFERNO
An interview with Andrew Potter (Sparafucile)

by Larry Kellum   In the opera world, there is a species of singer called the “bass”….and, for some...

FAUST REVIEW – The Devil made him do it!

Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum To paraphrase the humorous expression from the 1970’s, “the devil made me...