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Greve Summer Opera Academy

December 2, 2014 No Comments

After three successful summer programs in-state, Connecticut Lyric Opera and Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra are pleased to announce the inaugural season of their joint summer program in Italy, the Greve Summer Opera Academy. CLO and the CT Virtuosi will be in residence in Greve-in-Chianti during June 2015 to perform professional productions of La Boheme and Il Barbiere di […]

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Mirror, mirror on the wall… An interview with Kathleen Callahan-Hardman

Mirror, mirror on the wall… An interview with Kathleen Callahan-Hardman

October 22, 2014 No Comments

by Larry Kellum Like a good Scotch and a fine wine, classical music and beautiful women should, and often do, get better with age and the passage of time. Such will be the case proven when the CT Lyric Opera and the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra present the Connecticut premiere (believe it or not!) of […]

Der Rosenkavalier – Nov. 7, 9, 14 & Dec. 4

Der Rosenkavalier – Nov. 7, 9, 14 & Dec. 4

October 9, 2014 No Comments

Fully Staged Opera Production with the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, Connecticut Lyric Opera and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra present the Connecticut premiere of Der Rosenkavalier. The bittersweet comic opera by Richard Strauss and librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal muses over the passing of time and […]

CLO announces 2014-2015 season of operas

June 3, 2014 No Comments

Connecticut Lyric Opera is pleased to announce its 12th annual season, featuring three full productions presented at five cities throughout Connecticut! The season begins in November with Richard Strauss’ comic opera Der Rosenkavalier, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth year. Connecticut Lyric Opera will make its Hartford debut, with performances in New London, New Britain, Waterbury, […]

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MAY 9, 10, 16, 23, 30 – Puccini: Madama Butterfly

MAY 9, 10, 16, 23, 30 – Puccini: Madama Butterfly

March 29, 2014 No Comments

Fully staged opera production with the CT Virtuosi Orchestra East and West collide with tragic results in Puccini’s opera about a trusting Japanese bride and the callous American naval officer who weds and abandons her. Highlights including Butterfly’s aria “Un bel dì,” the Flower Duet, and the famous Humming Chorus emerge from a sumptuous score […]

Nov. 1, 2, 15, 23 / 2013 Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)

Nov. 1, 2, 15, 23 / 2013 Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)

September 1, 2013 No Comments

Fully staged opera production with the CT Virtuosi Orchestra Performances: Friday, Nov. 1 / 7:30 pm / Trinity-On-Main Arts Center / New Britain, CT Saturday, Nov. 2 / 7:30 pm/ MHS Arts Center / Middletown, CT Friday, Nov. 15 / 7 pm / Waterbury Palace Theater / Waterbury CT Saturday, Nov. 23 / 8 pm […]

A Taste of Opera

August 16, 2013 No Comments

You are cordially invited to join the friends of Connecticut Lyric Opera for a celebration of fine foods, wines and music to benefit Connecticut Lyric Opera’s 2013-2014 Performance Season. Friday, October 25th – 7 pm Mystic Art Center 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT In addition to being treated to a delectable assortment of dishes inspired by […]

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Don Giovanni – Town Times Review

Don Giovanni – Town Times Review

May 8, 2013 No Comments

This masterpiece, based on the legendary Spanish womanizer Don Juan, premiered in 1787 and has long been considered by musicologists to be “the perfect opera” from a composition point of view.

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

April 1, 2013 No Comments

May 3 – New Britain Trinity-On-Main Arts Center May 10 –  New London The Garde May 11 – Middletown MHS Arts Center May 18 – Waterbury NVCC Arts Center CAST: Don Giovanni – Luke Scott Leporello – Nathan Resika Don Ottavio – Christoper Lucier Donna Anna – Jurate Svedaite Commendatore – Steven Fredericks Donna Elvira […]

Verdi Requiem

Verdi Requiem

January 15, 2013 No Comments

Connecticut Lyric Opera is pleased to present a special performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s magnificent Messa da Requiem at the Garde Arts Center in New London on Sunday, March 24, at 4 p.m to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the most important of Italian opera composers, as well as the 10th anniversary of the company’s founding.

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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...

Greve Summer Opera Academy

After three successful summer programs in-state, Connecticut Lyric Opera and Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra are pleased to announce the...

Jan. 25, 26 Feb.2 / 2014 Ullmann: Der Kaiser von Atlantis (The Emperor of Atlantis)

Fully staged opera production with the CT Virtuosi Orchestra Performances: Saturday, Jan 25, 7:30 / Trinity-On-Main Arts Center /...

ARCHIVES Carl Tanner in Concert with CLO – Review of Aug. 17th, 2013 performance

Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum On August 17th, the pink, late-summer skies over Middlebury, Ct were aglow with...

Summer Opera at Virtuosi Summer Music Institute

Opera and Orchestra THE TELEPHONE | DIDO & AENEAS Sunday, August 25 / 2013, at 5pm Mystic Art Center,...