2017-2018 Season Information

Mark Your Calendars – August 8, 2017  6:00 PM

Opera NH will present “The Three Sopranos” in an rich program of  classic music filled with operatic and musical theatre favorites . Opera NH invites all to attend this very special concert event which is sure to offer something for everyone in the family.  Join us at Stark Park for an evening of fun and delight.

2017-18 Season Listing



Opera Competition – September 23, 2017 7:30 PM

Produced by JC Productions                 

Concord Auditorium

Opera NH will be sponsoring the annual NH Opera Idol Competition on Sept. 23, at the Concord City Auditorium.  Singers from all over the United States and beyond are invited to compete here in NH for cash awards and performance contracts.

The Final Round concert will be offered live before an audience beginning on Sept. 23, at 7:30 pm at the Concord City Auditorium.  In addition, the preliminary auditions are open free to anyone wishing to attend, beginning at 9:00 am.

Opera NH is thrilled to sponsor this year’s Opera Idol event

which will take place on Sept. 23, at the Concord City Auditorium.
Preliminaries will take place in the morning/afternoon, and the
Final Round will be offered live at the Concord City Auditorium
beginning at 7:30 pm.  There will be 8 – 12 Finalists selected
for the Final Round.  All prizes will be awarded at the end of this event.

Judges for the Opera Idol competition will be:
Carol Castel, NYC Opera Coach and Stage Director
Wayne Rivera, Director of Opera at Hartt School of Music
David Ripley, Opera Director at University of NH


Directions to participate in the Opera Idol Competition are listed below:
Please forward a HARD COPY ONLY of resume, photo, and
registration fee of $40.00 made out to:  JC Productions NH,
502 West River Road, #127, Hooksett, NH 03106. 

Singers should also provide a list of three arias in three different languages,one in English.  Please note:  NO CHANGES are allowed after you submit your audition listing.  

JC Productions will contact all competitors via email regarding 
audition time and logistic information to participate in the competition.  
ONLY 40 singers will be selected to participate – ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis.

Applications will be accepted July 24 – September 1 or until the
first 40 participants have been selected.  Cash awards and production contracts
totaling over $4,000 will be awarded at the conclusion of the Final Round event.

An accompanist will be provided for both rounds, but singers may bring their own.

For more information regarding singer participation, please call 603 781 5695.
We look forward to your being with us.  See you at the opera!

Tickets for the Final Round of NH Opera Idol will be $25.00.  Purchase your tickets today!

Arias and Apertivo  

October 28th, 2017 6:00 PM


Please join us for our second Annual Event! Celebrate an evening of live performance of arias from your favorite operas and an “appertivo” masquerade style, in support of Opera NH. The evening will include a silent auction of Opera inspired art and gifts. All proceeds support Opera NH. In its 53rd Season Opera NH is a non-profit dedicated to the promotion and education of Opera in New Hampshire.

Nashua Country Club 25 Fairway St., Nashua, NH  6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tickets $40 for Members/$50 Non Members.  Purchase your ticket today!

Carmen – The Concert Featuring the NH Philharmonic

January 27 2018 7:30 PM – January 28th 2018 2:00 PM Stockbridge Theatre (Pinkerton Academy)

In collaboration with The New Hampshire Philharmonic , Opera New Hampshire brings to you, in concert, this classic story where depictions of proletarian life, immorality, and lawlessness, and the tragic death of the main character on stage, broke new ground in French opera and were highly controversial.

It is set in southern Spain and tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen’s love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage.

Purchase tickets here


Opera Concert of Coloratura Soprano Barbara Kilduff

March 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Palace Theatre, Manchester NH

Opera NH is proud to bring Coloratura Soprano Barbara Kilduff to Manchester’s Historic Palace Theatre. Barbara Kilduff is a world renowned coloratura soprano. She has enjoyed a career on both the American and European stages in opera, oratorio and song recital. A national winner of the Metropolitan Opera Council auditions, she went on to win first prize in the famed Munich International Competition and the silver medal in the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Within a year of these competitions, Kilduff made favorable debuts with the Bavarian State Opera, the Vienna State Opera and the Hamburg State Opera in the demanding role of Zerbinetta in Richard Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos, a role she has sung in Basel, Vancouver, Athens and Cologne.

Her voice has been praised as “bright and silvery, soaring effortlessly with “crystalline coloratura”.

Purchase your ticket today!