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Aug. 24 & 26: DIDO & AENEAS by Purcell

Aug. 24 & 26: DIDO & AENEAS by Purcell

August 22, 2017 No Comments

One of the most favorite baroque English operas will be presented with staging, costumes, and VMI Festival Orchestra. The story is based on Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid. It recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her. Thursday, August 24, 7pm Tunxis Community […]

TOSCA – by Puccini

TOSCA – by Puccini

February 18, 2017 No Comments

TOSCA an opera by Puccini fully staged and sung in Italian with English supertitles more details to be published soon Friday, May 12, 7:30pm Trinity-on-Main Arts Center, New Britain >> Buy Tickets Sunday, May 14, 2pm Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford >> Buy Tickets Saturday, May 20, 7:30pm Garde Arts Center, New London >> Buy […]

A JESTER’S GESTURES: A Review of Rigoletto

A JESTER’S GESTURES: A Review of Rigoletto

April 26, 2016 No Comments

Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum   Verdi’s dark, but ever so beloved “Rigoletto” closed the CT Lyric Opera/CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra’s 2015-16 season on April 22 when it premiered at New Britain’s Trinity-on-Main. The production will also appear on May 1 at Hartford’s Infinity Hall and culminate at MHS Arts Center in Middletown […]

FAUST REVIEW – The Devil made him do it!

March 1, 2016 No Comments

Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum To paraphrase the humorous expression from the 1970’s, “the devil made me do it”, Satan, Lucifer – or Mephistopheles as he is known in Charles Gounod’s grand French opera “Faust” – is the demon responsible for the pathetic title hero’s lustful and destructive behavior. On Feb. 19, the […]

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Aug. 24 & 26: DIDO & AENEAS by Purcell

One of the most favorite baroque English operas will be presented with staging, costumes, and VMI Festival Orchestra. The...

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...