2018 – 2019 Season Information
Opera Idol Competition Finals – October 20, 2018 7:00 PM
Produced by JC Productions
Concord City Auditorium
Opera NH, along with Piccola Opera,will be sponsoring the annual NH Opera Idol Competition on October 20, 2018 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 at 7:00 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium. In addition, the preliminary auditions are open free to anyone wishing to attend, beginning at 9:00 am.
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
Arias and Aperitivo
October 26th, 2018 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Please join us for our third 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 54th Season, Opera NH is a non-profit dedicated to the promotion of Opera in New Hampshire both through live performance and educational programs in schools.
Nashua Country Club 25 Fairway St., Nashua, NH 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tickets $40 for Members/$50 Non Members.
The Barber of Seville
February 10, 2019 2:00 p.m.
Palace Theatre, Manchester, NH
Opera NH is pleased to bring Teatro Lirico D’Europa’s production of Rossini’s Barber of Seville to the Palace Theatre!
TEATRO LIRICO’S CLASSICAL BARBER A CUT ABOVE! “The touring company began its annual, much anticipated visit to town (Boston) Thursday night at the Cutler Majestic Theatre with a solid engaging performance of Rossini’s comedy THE BARBER OF SEVILLE. Baritone Vladimir Samsonov’s Figaro was generous of personality and winningly sturdy of voice. Bernardini relaxed into a fine performance as Almaviva. His voice gained in beauty and suppleness. Zhelezova’s finely modulated, silky smooth sound caressed the ear, and her portrayal of the feisty young woman (Rosina) was spot on. And Sarafov was the kind of Bartolo who really sings instead of bluffing his way through the part. As ever with Giorgio Lalov, the company’s artistic director, this was truly a production of Rossini’s opera, not a director’s idea of what that opera should be.”
BOSTON HERALD – T.J. Medrek