2019/2020

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.

Rusalka: Virtual Broadcast

Naomi sings the role of Third Wood Sprite

Des Moines Metro Opera

2020 Virtual Festival


Sunday, July 5, 2020 | 2:00 pm CDT

Based on a familiar fairy tale, Rusalka features a beautiful water nymph who falls in love with a human prince and will do anything to escape her enchanted moonlit world to become human. She sacrifices everything to be a part of his life, but her wish comes at a very high price.

 

Dvořák juxtaposes the mortal and the mythical with beautiful folk melodies and luminous arias, including Rusalka’s familiar and radiant “Song to the Moon.” In this broadcast of our 2018 production, soprano Sara Gartland enchants as Rusalka with tenor Evan LeRoy Johnson, mezzo Jill Grove and soprano Laura Wilde making their DMMO debuts as the Prince, Ježibaba and the Foreign Princess, respectively. Bass Zachary James returns as the water goblin, Vodník. Maestro David Neely leads the production with direction by Chas Rader-Shieber.

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Canceled due to COVID-19

Canceled due to COVID-19

Canceled due to COVID-19

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