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REGINA OPERA’S 2015-16 SEASON

Merry Widow  Lucia  Manon Lescaut 

You’ll laugh, you’ll gasp, you’ll cry!

Operas Sunday Concerts Free Performances


OPERAS

All operas are performed at OLPH Catholic Academy of Brooklyn, 5902 6th Avenue, Brooklyn,
in the original language with English supertitles, except the The Merry Widow, which will be performed in English.

Lehar Lehár: The Merry Widow

Officials of a tiny Grand Duchy scheme to keep a rich widow's money in their country by finding her the right husband, leading to intrigue and frolics at Maxim’s in Paris. Performed in English.

Performances: November 2015 (dates TBA)
Conducted by Gregory Ortega; staged by Linda Lehr

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FREE SNEAK-PEEK PERFORMANCE with covers (understudies) and piano - date TBA

Donizetti  Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor

A bitter feud between Scottish clans leads to tragedy for a young girl and her lover. Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

Performances: March 2016 (dates TBA)
Conducted by Dmitry Glivinskiy; staged by Linda Lehr

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Puccini  Puccini: Manon Lescaut

A beautiful but materialistic young woman can’t decide whether she prefers jewels or true love. Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

Performances: May 2016 (dates TBA)
Conducted by Gregory Ortega; staged by Linda Lehr

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FREE SNEAK-PEEK PERFORMANCE with covers (understudies) and piano - date TBA

SUNDAY CONCERTS

Only $12 for an afternoon of great music!

All Sunday Concerts are performed at OLPH Catholic Academy of Brooklyn, 5902 6th Avenue, Brooklyn.

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Regina Pops - October 2015 (date TBA)

Gotta Sing! - November 2015 (date TBA)

Salute to Broadway - February 2016 (date TBA)

45th Anniversary Gala Concert - April 2016 (date TBA)

Swing-Along Broadway - May 2016 (date TBA)


FREE PERFORMANCES

Keep watching this space for performances you can enjoy for FREE!
Locations vary as noted below.


September 20, 2015, at Noon
Free Concert
Bandstand at 5323 5th Ave. (Chase Bank, at 54th St.), Brooklyn
Sunset Park BID Fifth Avenue Street Festival

A one-hour Free Concert, at the Fifth Avenue Street Festival, hosted by the Sunset Park Business Improvement District.
This concert will feature opera and popular songs, performed by Regina Opera soloists
Elena Janicelli-Sandella, Lindell O. Carter, Paolo Buffagni, and Nathan Matticks,
accompanied by pianist Maxine Feldman.

 


Previous free performances in the 2014-15 season:

September 14, 2014, at Noon
Free Concert of opera and popular songs
Bandstand at 5323 5th Ave. (at 54th St.), Brooklyn
Sunset Park BID Fifth Avenue Street Festival

A one-hour Free Concert, at the Fifth Avenue Street Festival, hosted by the Sunset Park Business Improvement District.
This concert will feature opera and Broadway selections, and Italian songs, performed by Regina Opera soloists
Lisa Bryce - soprano; Gina Razón - mezzo-soprano; Ricardo Rosa - baritone; and Rocky Sellers - basso.
Flutist Richard Paratley and pianist Maxine Feldman will accompany the singers.

October 7, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.
Free Concert of opera and popular songs
Dyker Library
8202 13th Avenue, Brooklyn

November 18, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
FREE PERFORMANCE: Un Ballo in maschera
OLPH Catholic Academy of Brooklyn, 5902 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn

Get a free sneak peek at our latest opera production,
fully staged and performed by our covers (understudies)
with piano accompaniment and English supertitles.

December 4, 2014, at 5:15 p.m.
FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT
In front of OLPH Basilica, 5th Ave. at 60th St., Brooklyn
at the Sunset Park BID Tree Lighting

February 21, 2015, at 3 p.m.
FREE “EMBRACE WINTER” CONCERT
Vesuvio Restaurant
7305 Third Avenue, Brooklyn


As part of the Bay Ridge Arts and Cultural Alliance “Embrace Winter” Festival,
Regina Opera soloists will perform a free, one-hour concert of opera and Broadway selections,
as well as Italian songs. Featuring Cheryl Warfield, soprano; Tate Jorgensen, tenor;
and Dan Boruchowitz, baritone; accompanied by Richard Paratley, flutist, and Maxine Feldman, pianist.
Travel to Vesuvio Restaurant: R train to Bay Ridge Avenue; or B-70, B-4, B-9, or B-64 bus.

March 3, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
FREE PERFORMANCE: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
OLPH Catholic Academy of Brooklyn, 5902 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn

Get a free sneak peek at our latest opera production,
fully staged and performed by our covers (understudies)
with piano accompaniment and English supertitles.

May 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
FREE PERFORMANCE: Carmen
OLPH Catholic Academy of Brooklyn, 5902 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn

Get a free sneak peek at our latest opera production,
fully staged and performed by our covers (understudies)
with piano accompaniment and English supertitles.

May 27, 2015, at 6:45 p.m.
Free Concert
Bay Ridge Library
7223 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn

A free one-hour concert featuring opera and Broadway selections,
performed by Regina Opera soloists Phyllis Falletta - soprano;
Jackie Hayes - mezzo-soprano; Masami Morimoto - baritone; accompanied by
Richard Paratley - flutist and Maxine Feldman - pianist.

June 21, 2015 at 1:30 PM
Make Music NewYork Festival
Bandstand in front of
5120 5th Ave., Brooklyn
Rain or shine

As part of the Make Music New York Festival, sponsored by the Sunset Park Business Improvement District,
Regina Opera will present a free, one-hour, outdoor concert, featuring Opera and Broadway selections
and Italian Songs, performed by Michelle Pretto and Kathryn Cohen - sopranos;
Paolo Buffagni - tenor; Alexander Charles Boyd - baritone; and Maxine Feldman - pianist.
There will be a tent, so this concert will take place rain or shine.

August 7, 2015, at 8 PM
Free Concert
Concert stage at 7414 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn
Summer Stroll III


A free one-hour outdoor concert featuring opera and pop tunes performed by Regina Opera soloists,
including soprano Elena Jannicelli-Sandella, tenors Lindell Carter and Kyle Viverito, and baritone Nathan Matticks,
with accompaniment by pianist Maxine Feldman.
Sponsored by the 3rd Avenue Merchants Association.

 


Regina Opera programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. These programs are also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. In Kings County, the Decentralization Program is administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC). Regina Opera thanks all our sponsors for their generosity.

Regina Opera is a proud member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.