Montclair, NJ
USA

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NOW CASTING KIDS!!


Opera Theatre of Montclair is currently accepting prescreen video auditions for its children's chorus of Hansel and Gretel.  The performances will be sung in English with four music rehearsals in August, then several staging rehearsals per week in September. Please send video of your child singing Happy Birthday a cappella to [email protected] - Girls 15 & under and boys with unchanged voices may apply. The deadline to submit your video is July 20. Special attention will be paid to intonation and diction.

FREE Hansel and Gretel Previews!
Wednesday, July 25, 1:30 PM
Verona Community Center Annex
Wednesday, August 22, 6:45 PM
Montclair Public Library

Bring the whole family to a Preview performance of Hansel and Gretel on Wednesday, July 25, 1:30 PM.


This FREE performance will be held at the Verona Community Center Annex, 

880 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, NJ.


Another Preview will be performed at Montclair Public Library on Wednesday, August 22, 6:45 PM, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.


(Photo of Stacey Canterbury performing the role of The Gingerbread Witch at Van Vleck House & Gardens in June 2018. Credit: Heather Bobeck.)

POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2018
Check back for updates.

From Classics to Contemporary:
A Fundraising Concert/House Party to Benefit
Opera Theatre of Montclair
Sunday, July 22, 4-7 PM

Opera Theatre of Montclair will present a unique concert featuring operatic excerpts composed within the last 50 years complemented by the classics that may have inspired the composers. This event will take place at a remarkable Upper Montclair home owned by a noted arts philanthropist and collector of 20th and 21st century art. This gallery-like modernist home with excellent acoustics will serve as the perfect backdrop for OTM's artists to sing a range of repertoire - from Puccini to new works by young, up-and-coming composers in the field of opera. The premise is to match a newer work with a classic work (similar tonalities, themes, settings, etc.).

Come support OTM's new season while taking tours of this magnificent home, gardens and awe-inspiring art collection as well as enjoying champagne at the catered reception. Then sit back and watch some of OTM's most beloved artists (and some new faces) perform a diverse and challenging program with a fun and informative narration.

Space is limited: please purchase your tickets no later than Thursday, July 19.

Artists and Repertoire (subject to change):

Rebecca Eng, piano

Mia Riker-Norrie, narrator

1a. on the lake from now/here sea/son by Samuel Zagnit (1996- ): Rusti Ropac, mezzo soprano
1b. Laurie's Song from The Tender Land by Aaron Copland (1900-1990): Laura Kosar, soprano

2a. We Had One Room from Elizabeth Cree by Kevin Puts (1972- ): Max Potter, mezzo soprano
2b. E lucevan le stelle from Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Benjamin Sloman, tenor

3a. This Journey from Dead Man Walking by Jake Heggie (1961- ): Max Potter, mezzo soprano
3b. Excerpt from Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Sabrina Palladino, soprano

4a. My Darling Jim from Glory Denied by Tom Cipullo (1956- ): Erin Persick, soprano
4b. Duet of Aida and Amonasro from Aida by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Sabrina Palladino, soprano, and Jim Pierce, baritone

5a. Hester’s Lullaby from The Scarlet Letter by Lori Laitman (1955- ): TBA, soprano
5b. Oh Luigi! Luigi! from Il Tabarro by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Sabrina Palladino, soprano, & Benjamin Sloman, tenor

6a. Am I in Your Light? from Doctor Atomic by John Adams (1947- ): Cornelia Lotito, mezzo soprano
6b. Monologue from Richard II by William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Craig Dudley, actor

7a. A Simple Song from Mass by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990): Jim Pierce, baritone
7b. What a Movie! from Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990): Cornelia Lotito, mezzo soprano

The Interactive Magic Flute

Join the professional singers of Opera Theatre of Montclair as they present Mozart's beloved opera in a shortened form for families - it runs about one hour, 15 minutes. Prepare your kids to volunteer as dragons, birds, forest animals and "Spirits". Fun for adults too.


Sunday, April 22, 4 PM: Cedar Grove Public Library, One Municipal Plaza, 

525 Pompton Avenue (directly behind police station), Cedar Grove, NJ. 

Admission - FREE! Registration recommended:  973-239-1447 or [email protected]

 
 
 

Sponsors

 
 

James Broderick

Rose Cali

Brian and     Christina Cattell

Diana and Matt   Hessinger

Gina Kabula

The Ridge School   HSA