Come experience the joy of Rossini’s classic comedic opera LA CENERENTOLA (Cinderella) in this formal preview performance of Opera Theatre of Montclair’s full mainstage production, which will be staged at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Assembly Hall, 73 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, on September 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2017. OTM will perform semi-staged arias and excerpts with a witty narration for the patrons of Montclair Public Library on June 18, 4 PM. This concert will feature members of the all-professional cast and will be fun for the whole family. Learn how Rossini’s version of Cinderella differs from the Grimm and from the Disney. Mingle with the cast. A perfect way to spend Father’s Day afternoon. Click above to register. FREE!
Cast for June 18 Preview:
Angelina (Cinderella): Cornelia Lotito, mezzo soprano
Prince Ramiro: Alexey Kukharskiy, tenor
Don Magnifico: Sheldrake Lukas, bass-baritone
Alidoro: Mark Watson, bass-baritone
Clorinda: Alexis Cregger, soprano
It Takes Two: Favorite Duets - Opera Theatre of Montclair at Wyckoff Free Public Library, May 4, 2017
Compliments and thanks to the Opera Theatre of Montclair for their delightful production of Acis and Galatea, which we went to last night. It was very well-sung and acted, and the production was imaginative. (Who needs a big budget?) And the music is GLORIOUS. Where else could I have heard a Lupophone and a Tenoroon in the same place? If you've got time today or tonight, I highly recommend.
I just wanted to grab a moment to congratulate you on such a splendid production. It's amazing to think it is the company's premiere production! To assemble a cast and orchestra and conductor on that level is so impressive.
The newly-born Opera Theatre of Montclair gave its first full-length, fully-staged performance last night. The opera was Nabucco. I thought it was a pretty impressive performance. The lead singers all had resumes that included performances in other provincial houses here in the US and sometimes in Europe. The chorus was wonderful. The 35-piece orchestra was conducted by Marco Daniele Tirilli. Abigaille last night was Rosa D'Imperio. Tonight the role will be sung by Mithra Mastropierro. Next week there will be two more performances. These are at the Unitarian Church at 67 Church Street in Montclair. The acoustics were excellent. No amplification is used. There are only about 150 seats, and it was full last night. I purchased my ticket at the door. Opera Theatre of Montclair is the child ofMia Riker-Norrie. I imagine she must be very pleased this morning by how this all came together."