2020/2021

DON QUICHOTTE AT CAMACHO’S WEDDING

Role: Pedrillo

Opera Saratoga

July 14, 15, 16, 18, 2021
Performances at 11:00AM, 1:00PM, and 6:00PM

Columbia Pavilion
Saratoga Spa State Park
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Opera Saratoga presents DON QUICHOTTE AT CAMACHO’S WEDDING, a one-act comic serenata by Georg Philipp Telemann with a libretto by Daniel Schiebeler, taken from an episode from Part Two of Cervantes' celebrated novel, in which the Knight and his squire Sancho Panza encounter some rather strange wedding celebrations as they roam the world in search of adventure. The al fresco production will be staged by Rebecca Miller Kratzer and will be conducted by Michelle Rofrano in and around the Columbia Pavilion in Saratoga Spa State Park, with the backdrop of the forest creating a natural set for this pastoral adventure. The performances will feature Festival Artists from Opera Saratoga’s Young Artist Program – the second oldest professional training program for emerging professional singers in the country.

MAN OF LA MANCHA

Ensemble (Housekeeper cover)

Opera Saratoga

July 8, 2021 | 8:00PM
July 9, 2021 | 8:00PM
July 10, 2021 | 8:00PM

Saratoga Performing Arts Center
108 Avenue of the Pines
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

In partnership with Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Opera Saratoga presents MAN OF LA MANCHA, the Tony Award winning musical, featuring Broadway and Opera star Zachary James in the role of Cervantes / Don Quixote; and Opera Saratoga favorite, Kelly Glyptis, returning to Saratoga Springs as Aldonza. The beloved musical was inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th Century masterpiece Don Quixote. A universal tale of love, hope, and adventure, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of one man who refuses to relinquish his ideals, and who is determined to see life not as it is, but as it ought to be. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” “Little Bird,” and “To Each His Dulcinea.”

QUIXOTIC OPERA

Role: Dulcinée in a scene from "Don Quichotte" by Massenet

Opera Saratoga

June 24, 2021 | 7:00PM
June 25, 2021 | 7:00PM

Pitney Meadows Community Farm
223 West Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Opera Saratoga opens its 60th Anniversary Season with QUIXOTIC OPERA, a concert of scenes from operas inspired by Cervantes’ iconic novel that takes us on the adventures of a nobleman named Alonso Quixano, who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his mind and decides to become a knight-errant to revive chivalry and serve his nation under the name Don Quixote de la Mancha! Presented in partnership with Pitney Meadows Community Farm, the program will feature scenes from Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse (1743) by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier and Charles Simon Favart; Die Hochzeit des Camacho (1827) by Felix Mendelssohn and Friedrich Voigts; Il furioso all'isola di San Domingo (1833) by Gaetano Donizetti and Jacopo Ferretti; Don Quixote (1898) by Wilhelm Kienzl; La Venta de Don Quijote (1902) by Ruperto Chapí and Carlos Fernandez Shaw; Don Quichotte (1910) by Jules Massenet and Henri Caïn; and El retablo de maese Pedro (1923) by Manuel de Falla.

GHOST VARIATIONS

Role: Clara Schumann

Thompson Street Opera Company

June 4 - 6, 2021

Digital Performance

Robert Schumann’s well-known struggle with mental illness takes center stage, depicted by two imagined characters who live inside his head. As he struggles with his own mind, his wife Clara struggles with the reality of his illness, and with the sometimes helpful, sometimes unwanted attention of Johannes Brahms.

BEAUTIFUL VOICES, SING OUT!

Featured Soloist

Kristin Lewis Foundation

October 23, 2020 | 7:00PM
October 24, 2020 | 7:00PM

Digital Performance

“Beautiful Voices, Sing Out!” is a virtual gala that will feature emerging artists headed straight toward the stars! It will be exclusively broadcast on the Kristin Lewis Foundation Facebook and YouTube pages. As the 2017 Grand Prize Winner of the Kristin Lewis Foundation Vocal Scholarship Competition, Naomi will be featured in an interview with Ms. Lewis and a performance of one of her favorite arias, "Cruda sorte!" from L'Italiana in Algeri.

EUGENE ONEGIN

Role: Olga

Opera in the Heights

TBA 2021 (Rescheduled from April 3-11, 2020)

Lambert Hall
1703 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77008

The young and hopelessly romantic Tatyana writes a passionate letter confessing her love to Onegin, who is unwilling to settle down and rejects her. After an unfortunate duel resulting in the death of his best friend, Onegin travels for years alone in his torment. He returns to discover Tatyana happily married, and it becomes Onegin’s turn to write her a letter that leads to the opera’s stunningly emotional conclusion.

Best known for sweeping audiences off their feet with The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky lovingly gave his melodic gifts to his honest and powerful take on the classic Pushkin novel.

PERFORMED IN RUSSIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

DON QUICHOTTE AT CAMACHO’S WEDDING

Role: Pedrillo

Opera Saratoga

July 14, 15, 16, 18, 2021
Performances at 11:00AM, 1:00PM, and 6:00PM

Columbia Pavilion
Saratoga Spa State Park
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Opera Saratoga presents DON QUICHOTTE AT CAMACHO’S WEDDING, a one-act comic serenata by Georg Philipp Telemann with a libretto by Daniel Schiebeler, taken from an episode from Part Two of Cervantes' celebrated novel, in which the Knight and his squire Sancho Panza encounter some rather strange wedding celebrations as they roam the world in search of adventure. The al fresco production will be staged by Rebecca Miller Kratzer and will be conducted by Michelle Rofrano in and around the Columbia Pavilion in Saratoga Spa State Park, with the backdrop of the forest creating a natural set for this pastoral adventure. The performances will feature Festival Artists from Opera Saratoga’s Young Artist Program – the second oldest professional training program for emerging professional singers in the country.

MAN OF LA MANCHA

Ensemble (Housekeeper cover)

Opera Saratoga

July 8, 2021 | 8:00PM
July 9, 2021 | 8:00PM
July 10, 2021 | 8:00PM

Saratoga Performing Arts Center
108 Avenue of the Pines
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

In partnership with Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Opera Saratoga presents MAN OF LA MANCHA, the Tony Award winning musical, featuring Broadway and Opera star Zachary James in the role of Cervantes / Don Quixote; and Opera Saratoga favorite, Kelly Glyptis, returning to Saratoga Springs as Aldonza. The beloved musical was inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th Century masterpiece Don Quixote. A universal tale of love, hope, and adventure, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of one man who refuses to relinquish his ideals, and who is determined to see life not as it is, but as it ought to be. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” “Little Bird,” and “To Each His Dulcinea.”

QUIXOTIC OPERA

Role: Dulcinée in a scene from "Don Quichotte" by Massenet

Opera Saratoga

June 24, 2021 | 7:00PM
June 25, 2021 | 7:00PM

Pitney Meadows Community Farm
223 West Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Opera Saratoga opens its 60th Anniversary Season with QUIXOTIC OPERA, a concert of scenes from operas inspired by Cervantes’ iconic novel that takes us on the adventures of a nobleman named Alonso Quixano, who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his mind and decides to become a knight-errant to revive chivalry and serve his nation under the name Don Quixote de la Mancha! Presented in partnership with Pitney Meadows Community Farm, the program will feature scenes from Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse (1743) by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier and Charles Simon Favart; Die Hochzeit des Camacho (1827) by Felix Mendelssohn and Friedrich Voigts; Il furioso all'isola di San Domingo (1833) by Gaetano Donizetti and Jacopo Ferretti; Don Quixote (1898) by Wilhelm Kienzl; La Venta de Don Quijote (1902) by Ruperto Chapí and Carlos Fernandez Shaw; Don Quichotte (1910) by Jules Massenet and Henri Caïn; and El retablo de maese Pedro (1923) by Manuel de Falla.

GHOST VARIATIONS

Role: Clara Schumann

Thompson Street Opera Company

June 4 - 6, 2021

Digital Performance

Robert Schumann’s well-known struggle with mental illness takes center stage, depicted by two imagined characters who live inside his head. As he struggles with his own mind, his wife Clara struggles with the reality of his illness, and with the sometimes helpful, sometimes unwanted attention of Johannes Brahms.

BEAUTIFUL VOICES, SING OUT!

Featured Soloist

Kristin Lewis Foundation

October 23, 2020 | 7:00PM
October 24, 2020 | 7:00PM

Digital Performance

“Beautiful Voices, Sing Out!” is a virtual gala that will feature emerging artists headed straight toward the stars! It will be exclusively broadcast on the Kristin Lewis Foundation Facebook and YouTube pages. As the 2017 Grand Prize Winner of the Kristin Lewis Foundation Vocal Scholarship Competition, Naomi will be featured in an interview with Ms. Lewis and a performance of one of her favorite arias, "Cruda sorte!" from L'Italiana in Algeri.

EUGENE ONEGIN

Role: Olga

Opera in the Heights

TBA 2021 (Rescheduled from April 3-11, 2020)

Lambert Hall
1703 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77008

The young and hopelessly romantic Tatyana writes a passionate letter confessing her love to Onegin, who is unwilling to settle down and rejects her. After an unfortunate duel resulting in the death of his best friend, Onegin travels for years alone in his torment. He returns to discover Tatyana happily married, and it becomes Onegin’s turn to write her a letter that leads to the opera’s stunningly emotional conclusion.

Best known for sweeping audiences off their feet with The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky lovingly gave his melodic gifts to his honest and powerful take on the classic Pushkin novel.

PERFORMED IN RUSSIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

PAST EVENTS

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Role: Kate

*Canceled due to COVID-19

Opera Saratoga

June 19 - July 4, 2020

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Role: La madre

*Canceled due to COVID-19

Opera Saratoga

June 26 - July 3, 2020

PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE

Mezzo-Soprano Soloist (cover)

*Canceled due to COVID 19

Opera Saratoga

July 5, 2020

EDWARD M. MURRAY INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF VOICE

Finalist

Opera Ithaca

March 1, 2020

FREEDOM RIDE (WORLD PREMIERE)

Role: Freedom Rider

Chicago Opera Theater

February 8-16, 2020

IMOGEN (WORKSHOP)

Roles: Arviragu and Nola

New Moon Opera

November 22, 2019

HÄNSEL UND GRETEL

Role: Hänsel (cover)

Opera Saratoga

July 5-14, 2019

LITTLE RED'S MOST UNUSUAL DAY

Role: Granny

OPERA Iowa - Des Moines Metro Opera

March - April, 2019

THE MAGIC FLUTE

Roles: Third Lady and Papagena

OPERA Iowa - Des Moines Metro Opera

March - April, 2019

THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER

Role: Genevieve

Chicago Fringe Opera

November 16 - December 1, 2018

RUSALKA

Role: Third Wood Sprite

Des Moines Metro Opera

June 22 - July 14, 2018

SCENES PROGRAM - DEAD MAN WALKING

Role: Sister Helen Prejean

Des Moines Metro Opera

June 16, 2018

SCENES PROGRAM - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Role: Hermia

Des Moines Metro Opera

June 8, 2018

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

Role: Cherubino

Opera Naples

May 10, 2018

HANDEL DIXIT DOMINUS AND VIVIALDI GLORIA

Alto Solist

Palm Beach Symphony

March 12, 2018

A CELEBRATION OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN

Featured Soloist

Opera Naples

March 10, 2018

L'ELISIR D'AMORE

Role: Giannetta

Opera Naples

February 23-24, 2018

MADAME ROSE PALMAI-TENSER SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

First runner-up

Mobile Opera

January 13, 2018

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

Role: Dritte Dame

Opera in the Heights

November 10-19, 2017

L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI

Role: Zulma (Isabella cover)

Operativo Houston

August 19, 2017

LA CLEMENZA DI TITO

Role: Sesto

Chicago Summer Opera

June 18, 2017

ROMÉO ET JULIETTE

Role: Gertrude

Moores Opera Center

April 8-10, 2017

KRISTIN LEWIS FOUNDATION VOCAL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

Grand prize winner

March 5, 2017