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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 […]

CLO Tour of Florence and Tuscany

CLO Tour of Florence and Tuscany

October 6, 2016 No Comments

  Experience Florence, Tuscany and the birthplace of the Renaissance while visiting Greve Opera & Music Festival Connecticut Lyric Opera has put together a special 10-day tour for supporters of CLO, friends and families of the attendees of the Greve Opera Academy and Music Festival, or anyone interested in experiencing the culture and beauty of […]

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 […]

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

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

September 13, 2013 No Comments

Fully staged opera production with the CT Virtuosi Orchestra Performances: Saturday, Jan 25, 7:30 / Trinity-On-Main Arts Center / New Britain, CT Sunday, Jan. 26, 3:00 / MHS Arts Center / Middletown, CT Saturday, Feb. 1, 7:30 / Evans Hall, Connecticut College / New London, CT Connecticut Lyric Opera is proud to present the second production of it’s 2013-14 Season, […]

Summer Opera at Virtuosi Summer Music Institute

August 12, 2013 No Comments

Opera and Orchestra THE TELEPHONE | DIDO & AENEAS Sunday, August 25 / 2013, at 5pm Mystic Art Center, 9 Water Street, Mystic Chamber Music Mystic Festival Part of the Virtuosi Summer Music Institute Menotti: The Telephone Marie Ferguson, soprano Hartley Horn, baritone Nathaniel Baker, piano Purcell: Dido & Aeneas Janani Sridhar Jamie Marie Hatcher […]

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Interview with Michael Wade Lee

Interview with Michael Wade Lee

October 25, 2011 No Comments

INTERVIEW BY LARRY KELLUM There’s a new tenor star glowing in the Northern Hemisphere these days. His name is Michael Wade Lee, a 40 year old singing sensation whose comet is about to flash across Connecticut’s skies. Fresh from triumphs in several major opera houses in the British Isles, Lee will be in our state […]

Chamber Music Mystic 2011

July 24, 2011 No Comments

Now in it’s 5th Season, Chamber Music Mystic has been providing residents and visitors of Southeastern CT with a wonderfully diverse series of chamber music concerts over the summer, and this year brings more of the same! Summer Institute Showcase – “Academia Virtuosi” FRIDAY, AUGUST, 19, 2011, 8 p.m. – Students of the Virtuosi Music […]

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Tosca Videos

May 31, 2011 No Comments

Here are the first three videos we’ve created (in order) from the final performance of our four city tour of Connecticut: Te Deum: Vissi d’arte: E lucevan le stelle:

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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...