2017-2018 Season Information
Mark Your Calendars – August 8, 2017 5:30 PM
2017-18 Season Listing
Opera Competition – September 23, 2017 7:30 PM
Produced by JC Productions
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
Judges for the Opera Idol competition will be:
Carol Castel, NYC Opera Coach and Stage Director
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.
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
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! https://www.eventbrite.com/o/opera-new-hampshire-12258589632
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! https://www.eventbrite.com/o/opera-new-hampshire-12258589632
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.
Ticket sales to open soon!
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 Killduff 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”.
Tickets to be on sale shortly!