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Rigoletto (Verdi) and Werther (Massenet) Press Release Last Updated on 2017-02-16 01:29:56 Verismo Opera Presents Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006 Stage Director, Frederick Winthrop and Conductor, Michael Moran Piano and Chamber Orchestra Company Information http://www.verismoopera.org The Duke of Mantua seduces women while his hunchbacked Jester, Rigoletto, insults the husbands and fathers. The joke goes too far when a curse falls upon Rigoletto’s innocent daughter, Gilda. An assassin and seductress are added to the mix. Will Gilda’s love for the Duke bring down the curse upon them all? Bay Area Stage Theater, 515 Broadway St., Vallejo, CA 94590, Ticket Prices $20 (general) $15 (seniors and students), under 12 yrs. (free) - February 25, Saturday, 7:30pm - February 26, Sunday, 2:00pm - March 4, Saturday, 7:30pm - March 5, Sunday, 2:00pm - March 11, Saturday, 7:30pm - March 12, Sunday,... More »
La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) Press Release Last Updated on 2016-12-18 22:13:38 Verismo Opera Presents La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) by Giuseppe Verdi Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006 Stage Director, Frederick Winthrop and Conductor, Michael Moran Piano and Chamber Orchestra Company Information http://www.verismoopera.org A stray bullet from Don Alvaro’s gun accidentally kills Leonora’s father, activating an unstoppable chain of fateful misunderstandings for the star-crossed lovers, including merciless pursuits and murderous revenge – the result of the force of destiny. Next to Verdi’s heavenly music (with three famous arias), it is this depiction of the fury of chance, of the one split second that can change people's lives forever that makes this work one of the most fascinating and challenging in the Verdi repertory. Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA 94709, Ticket... More »
Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi Last Updated on 2016-09-23 02:03:55 Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006 Ticket Prices $30 (general) $25 (seniors) $20 (students) under 12 yrs. (free) Stage Director, Frederick Winthrop and Conductor, Michael Moran Piano and Chamber Orchestra Company Information http://www.verismoopera.org Hear some of Verdi’s most melodious music including his exciting Anvil Chorus sung by Spanish gypsies. It is full of dramatically powerful scenes: tales of flames at the stake, kidnapping and revenge master-minded by Azucena, the conniving gypsy woman; a mysterious troubadour and Leonora who loses her heart to him; and the drama of war waged on a Spanish castle fortress. Set in the early 15th century, the story is told by three separate, intertwining sub-plots, rich with colorful history. Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA 94709 - August 13, Saturday,... More »
Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci Press Release Last Updated on 2016-09-23 02:01:47 Verismo Opera Presents Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini with Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006 Ticket Prices $30 (general) $25 (seniors) $20 (students) under 12 yrs. (free), $12 (Thursdays) Stage Director, Frederick Winthrop and Conductors, Mark Narins, Vismaya Lhi, Michael Moran Piano and Chamber Orchestra Company Information http://www.verismoopera.org   Enjoy a comedic romp through Gianni Schicchi with a cunning con artist that tricks the greedy Donati family who are fighting over their dying relative's estate. Laugh and weep with Canio, the clown, over the tragedy of a love triangle in Pagliacci. Both operas are full of gorgeous and well-known music, such as: O mio babbino caro and Vesti la giubba (the clown who cries behind his makeup).   Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA 94709 -... More »
Carmen Press Release Last Updated on 2014-09-24 14:47:42 Verismo Opera presents Carmen by Georges Bizet Tickets & information: 707-864-5508 Stage Director, Fred Winthrop, Conductor, Michael Shahani Piano and Chamber Orchestra Company Information http://www.verismoopera.org   Hear songs you’ve heard all of your life on the radio, TV, and the movies. Carmen, thick with passion, love, and betrayal is one of the world’s most loved operas with some of the most memorable music. Set in the city of Seville in the 1800’s, the seductive Carmen lures Don José away from his fiancée and his regiment. His infatuation with the fiery and beautiful gypsy soon turns to madness when Carmen’s unfaithful ways lead her to fall for the dashing toreador Escamillo. Will Carmen cause the downfall of all men who cross her path or will she meet a fateful end? Performance Schedule and Tickets Cast List More »