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Excerpts

2019-20 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

 

Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Videographer Kelley Mitchell

 

2017-18 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

 

"O Gott! O Welch ein Augenblick!" from Fidelio

Videographer Joseph Pepelnak

 

Act 1: Quartet from Fidelio

Videographer Joseph Pepelnak

 

Act 2:  Finale from Magic Flute

Videographer Joseph Pepelnak

 

Act 1: Papageno, Pamina, Monastatos and Chorus from Magic Flute

Videographer Joseph Pepelnak

 

Act 1:  Tamino, Papageno and the Three Ladies from Magic Flute

Videographer Joseph Pepelnak

 

2016-17 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

 

Videographer Kennon Vaughan

 

Reviews

Les Contes d’Hoffmann


operaramblings
‘.. Dylan Wright as Lindorf. His striking appearance; thin, extremely tall and throughout this production in black, is matched by a very powerful, bassy bass-baritone voice. He also moved with a kind of controlled malevolence. It’s really just right.’

‘..Nicole Dubinsky who bravely sang all three heroines. Olympia was probably her best fit. She nailed the stratospheric coloratura while lurching jerkily around the stage in platform shoes. Really rather impressive.

‘…the third show since TCO escaped from the Bickford Centre and all three have been ambitious and well executed.  It’s all quite bold for a semi-pro company and one wonders what’s next. ‘

La Traviata


barczblog
‘While I was caught up in the happy vibe during the two party scenes (including a large and enthusiastic chorus), we still achieved the tragic effect at the end.’

operaramblings
‘Check out the photos. What the whole thing does is evoke the kind of party I don’t get invited to anymore.’

‘The star of this show, and the main reason for seeing it, is Beth Hagerman as Violetta.  It’s been said that the Violettas of the three acts are almost different characters needing different types of singer. Hagerman nails all three. She’s brilliant as Act I’s good time girl; tossing off the big numbers with aplomb and managing to carry a costume I won’t begin to describe. She’s equally fine in the other two acts and is genuinely touching both in her renunciation of Alfredo and in the final scene.’

Nozze di Figaro


operaramblings
‘Dylan Wright sang Figaro and he’s about eight feet tall and has a really powerful voice.  He’s also a very good comic actor. …Jonelle Sills sang the Countess. Readers will know I’m a fan and she didn’t disappoint here.  …Lillian Brooks also impressed as Cherubino.’

Recent Seasons

2019-20

LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN | Offenbach

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA | Mascagni

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jennifer Tung

MUSIC DIRECTOR
Ivan Jovanovic

STAGE DIRECTOR

Jessica Derventzis

 

 

2018-19

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO | Mozart

LA TRAVIATA | Verdi

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jennifer Tung

MUSIC DIRECTOR
Ivan Jovanovic

STAGE DIRECTOR

Alaina Viau

 

 

2017-18

FIDELIO | Beethoven

THE MAGIC FLUTE | Mozart

STAGE DIRECTOR
Erik Thor

MUSIC DIRECTOR
Ivan Jovanovic

CO-MUSIC DIRECTOR
Jennifer Tung

 

2016-17

CARMEN | Bizet

MERRY WIDOW | Lehár

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Beatrice Carpino

MUSIC DIRECTOR
Adolfo De Santis

COLLABORATIVE PIANIST
Ivan
Jovanovic

 

2015-16

L'ELISIR D'AMORE | Donizetti

DIE FLEDERMAUS | Strauss

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Beatrice Carpino

MUSIC DIRECTOR
Adolfo De Santis

COLLABORATIVE PIANIST
Ivan
Jovanovic

 

2014-15

DON GIOVANNI | Mozart

UN BALLO IN MASCHERA | Verdi

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Beatrice Carpino

MUSIC DIRECTOR
Adolfo De Santis

COLLABORATIVE PIANIST
Ivan
Jovanovic

 

2013-14

CARMEN | Bizet

COSÌ FAN TUTTE | Mozart

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Beatrice Carpino

MUSIC DIRECTOR
Adolfo De Santis

COLLABORATIVE PIANIST
Ivan
Jovanovic

 

2012-13

BARBER OF SEVILLE | Rossini

TALES OF HOFFMANN | Offenbach

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Beatrice Carpino

MUSIC DIRECTOR
Giuseppe Macina

COLLABORATIVE PIANIST
Blair
Salter

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