Opera Saratoga presents four free concerts before their 2016 Summer Festival kicks off in the Spa Little Theater nestled in the Saratoga Spa State Park.
Stars of Tomorrow!
Saturday, May 28 at 7 PM
Filene Recital Hall at Skidmore College
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Opera Saratoga's Young Artist Program is the second oldest mentorship program for emerging professional singers in the country, also providing opportunities for gifted young conductors, pianists and directors. This season, we received over 1,000 applications for 28 spaces - making the selection process more competitive than getting into Harvard! The singers that we have selected represent some of the most gifted young artists in the country. Join us for this very special program to launch our Summer Festival, where you will have a chance to get to know the incredible young artists who will be a part of our community. We promise, one day you'll be able to say, "I heard them before they were stars!"
Once Upon a Time
Saturday, June 4 at 2 PM
Capital Repertory Theater
111 N. Pearl Street, Albany
This afternoon, we present a magical and enchanting program of scenes from Hänsel und Gretel, Cendrillon, Turandot, Rusalka and many more operatic fairy tales... as well as a sneak preview of the American Premiere of The Witches of Venice! Join us in Albany at CapRep for this afternoon of well known treasures and a few unexpected surprises...
A Mozart Liederabend
Saturday, June 11 at 7 PM
The Froehlich Auditorium at The Hyde Collection
161 Warren Street, Glens Falls
While best known to opera lovers for his many extraordinary works for the stage, Mozart also wrote some of the most beautiful songs of the 18th century. Join us for an intimate evening of song in Italian, German and French by the great master, performed by members of Opera Saratoga's nationally acclaimed Young Artist Program, in Glens Falls at The Hyde Collection.
Postcards from Spain and Latin America
Saturday, June 18th at 2 PM
The Dee Sarno Theater at Saratoga Arts
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
To celebrate Opera Saratoga's first Spanish opera, join us for a program of Spanish song, zarzuela, and scenes from the operas of Daniel Catán, including a preview of our new production of Il Postino. At this very special concert, you will have the opportunity to hear songs by Turina, Granados, Montsalvage, DeFalla, Ginastera, Rodrigo and Estrada; as well as excerpts from famous Zarzuelas, including La Taberna del Puerto, Luisa Fernanda and El Barbero de Sevilla!
Do you have your opera tickets yet?
World class opera in an intimate theater in the heart of Spa State Park... what could be more beautiful! Opening night is June 24th and tickets are selling fast. Don't miss out on three new productions, including a comic masterpiece, a whimsical opera-ballet for the whole family, and passionate Spanish love story. And don't forget the one-night only Evening on Broadway!
THE 2016 OPERA SARATOGA SUMMER FESTIVAL: Opera Performances June 24 - July 17, 2016
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO): Friday, June 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm, Monday, June 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm, Friday, July 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm
THE WITCHES OF VENICE - AMERICAN PREMIERE: Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm, Monday, July 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm, Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm
IL POSTINO (THE POSTMAN): Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm, Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm
AN EVENING ON BROADWAY: Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm
For more information, go online to www.operasaratoga.org.