(Thursday) 7:30 pm
Brandon’s opera company, BARN OPERA, is answering the call from across the state for more live, quality, operatic performance, by partnering with theatrical venues across the state, to create Opera
Brandon’s opera company, BARN OPERA, is answering the call from across the state for more live, quality, operatic performance, by partnering with theatrical venues across the state, to create Opera Vermont – with the goal being, all of opera for all of Vermont.
BARN OPERA is thrilled to partner with the Southern Vermont Arts Center (Manchester, Vermont) as well as the Highland Center for the Performing Arts (Greensboro) to provide Opera Vermont’s inaugural season, located in each of the partner theatrical venues, including the BARN OPERA house.
The goal for this expansion of BARN OPERA is to ideally, within 3 years, provide an opportunity for each Vermonter, within each calendar year, to be within 30 minutes of a live operatic performance, as well as to provide educational opportunities to students across Vermont. To achieve this goal, we are constantly seeking venue partners from around the state to join Opera Vermont.
To announce this expansion, and to introduce the BARN OPERA/Opera Vermont ethos and artistic team to the Greensboro and Manchester audiences, Opera Vermont will be producing a pastiche concert of opera and musical theatre, with a meet and greet with the artists immediately following the concerts. The artists performing will be Artistic, Music, and Associate directors of Opera Vermont (Joshua Collier, Cailin Marcel Manson, and Nicholas Tocci) as well as Vermont-based soprano Kyra Miller-Himmelbaum. Newcomer to the Opera Vermont family is soprano Kathleen Echols Crumbacher, who was the soprano who sang Mimi in BARN OPERA’s international training program for emerging artists, Opera al Mare. All five of these vocalists will be led from the piano by BARN OPERA’s principal pianist, Claire Black. This concert will officially launch Opera Vermont, and announce its 2024 inaugural season.
Act I, Scene I (Così Fan Tutte – W. A. Mozart)
Donde lieta (La Bohème – G. Puccini)
O Mimi, Tu Piu Non Torni (La Bohème – G. Puccini)
Ah, Forse Lui…Sempre Libera (La Traviata – G. Verdi)
Nedda! Silvio! (I Pagliacci – R. Leoncavallo)
Si Può (I Pagliacci – R. Leoncavallo)
Vesti La Giubba (I Pagliacci – R. Leoncavallo)
Votre Toast (Carmen – G. Bizet)
Mario! Mario! Mario! (Tosca – G. Puccini)
Cortigiani, vil razza dannata (Rigoletto – G. Verdi)
On My Own (Les Miserables – Boubil/Schonberg)
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables (Les Miserables – Boubil/Schonberg)
Bring Him home (Les Miserables – Boubil/Schonberg)
Stars (Les Miserables – Boubil/Schonberg)
Somewhere (West Side Story – L. Bernstein)
Make our Garden Grow (Candide – L. Bernstein)