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2019/2020

Freedom Ride (WORLD PREMIERE)

Naomi sings in the chorus.

Chicago Opera Theater

​The Studebaker Theater

410 S Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60605

Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 7:30pm
Friday, February 14th, 2020 | 7:30pm
Sunday, February 16th, 2020 | 3:00pm

When the Congress of Racial Equality comes to New Orleans in the sweltering summer of 1961, Sylvie Davenport is torn. Handed a pamphlet and asked to board a Greyhound bus, Sylvie is forced to choose between her academic future and the future of the nation in a story that highlights how far we’ve come and how far we still have left to go.

Tazewell Thompson (Blue, Jubilee) directs Cardiff prize winner Lauren Michelle in this world premiere, developed at Xavier University with the activists who lived the history. Staley Music Director Lidiya Yankovskaya conducts the critically acclaimed Chicago Sinfonietta.

The Pirates of Penzance

Naomi sings the role of Kate

Opera Saratoga

 

SPA Little Theater

19 Roosevelt Dr, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Friday, June 19, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Sunday, June 21, 2020 | 2:00 pm

Monday, June 29, 2020 | 2:00 pm

Saturday, July 4, 2020 | 2:00 pm

Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved operetta, The Pirates of Penzance, returns to Opera Saratoga in a new, action-packed, dance-filled production for the entire family. Young pirate-in-training Frederic can’t wait for his 21st birthday, the day his erroneous pirate apprenticeship ends….or does it? Born in a Leap Year, Frederic discovers he must remain with the raucous band and delay a future with the lovely Mabel who promises to wait for him, much to the chagrin of her father, the Major General. Bound by his own sense of duty and loyalty to the Pirate King, will Frederic be forced to sail away into the sunset alone or fly high on the seas of love? The most famous patter song in all of opera, “I am the very model of a modern Major General…” is but one of the memorable melodies in this tuneful, swashbuckling farce. Directed and choreographed by Eve Summer, a distinguished alumna of Opera Saratoga’s Directing Fellowship Program, this new production will showcase members of Opera Saratoga’s Young Artist Program. The production will be conducted by Brian DeMaris in his company debut.

Madama Butterfly

Naomi sings the role of La madre

Opera Saratoga

 

SPA Little Theater

19 Roosevelt Dr, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Friday, June 26, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Sunday, June 28, 2020 | 2:00 pm

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Friday, July 3, 2020 | 2:00 pm

Japanese Director Izumi Ashizawa, whose work explores global diplomacy through physical story-telling, unconventional puppetry and object animation, will make her debut with Opera Saratoga next summer, creating a new production of Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Ashizawa brings her unique approach to theater, based on Japanese physical performance techniques, to the heartbreaking story of hope, devotion, and betrayal amidst the cherry blossoms of Nagasaki. Cio-Cio-San, a young wife and mother, waits for the return of her beloved B.F. Pinkerton, a lieutenant in the United States Navy. When his ship comes in, her dreams for the future meet his — with tragic results.  

Petite Messe Solennelle

Naomi covers the mezzo-soprano soloist and sings in the chamber ensemble

Opera Saratoga

 

SPA Little Theater

19 Roosevelt Dr, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Sunday, July 5, 2020 | 2:00 pm

The Opera Saratoga Summer Festival will feature multiple concerts and public master classes highlighting the exceptional members of Opera Saratoga’s Young Artist Program, under the direction of Laurie Rogers, who celebrates her tenth anniversary as the program’s director in 2020. These additional events will culminate in a complete performance of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, conducted by Maestra Rogers, on the final day of the Festival.

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