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Christmas Carols and Last-Second Gifts

Everything Should Be Beautiful boutique,
549 Bloomfield Avenue (north side, between Park Street and Maple Plaza Parking Lot), Montclair, will feature singers of Opera Theatre of Montclair at an in-store event on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2016, 7-10 PM.  We will present concert versions of Christmas Carols as well as happy arias (no one dies!)  A very special appearance will be made by OTM's Principal Harp, Violetta Norrie, who is visiting us for only two weeks as she takes a break from studies at Paris Conservatoire.  NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - just stop in! Shoshone Stewart, the owner of ESBB, promises fun unisex stocking stuffers for sale, light refreshments and DISCOUNTS on her beautiful clothing,  jewelry and furniture to anyone making a donation to Opera Theatre of Montclair. A portion of all sales that night will also be donated to OTM. Shoshone has also very generously offered to help us costume OTM's September 2017 production of Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella).
 

Pictured:  Augusta Caso, mezzo-soprano

Opera Theatre of Montclair Presents
An Evening of Bel Canto Opera


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

7 PM - Montclair Public Library Auditorium, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ


FREE ADMISSION Registration recommended. For more information, call (973) 744-0500 ext. 2235, or CLICK HERE. 


OPERA THEATRE OF MONTCLAIR presents a program dedicated to the music of the Bel Canto Period of Italian Opera featuring arias and ensembles by Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini. Join us for this fun and educational evening as OTM’s professional singers take us on a musical journey back to the early 19th century. Bel canto literally means “beautiful singing” and refers to the legato style which also utilizes embellishments such as rapid-fire runs and trills to decorate the vocal lines.


This program will include excerpts from Bellini's I Puritani and La Sonnambula; Donizetti's Anna Bolena, L'Elisir d'Amore, Lucia di Lammermoor and Lucrezia Borgia; Rossini's La Cenerentola, L'Italiana in Algieri and Semiramide. 


OTM’s all-professional singers on this program include Allyson Carvajal and Mia Riker-Norrie, sopranos, Augusta Caso, mezzo-soprano, Ravon Middlebrooks and José Daniel Mojica, tenors, Gustavo Morales, baritone, and Mark Watson, bass-baritone.  Rebecca Eng, piano.  Narrated by Mia Riker-Norrie.


Easy, frequent public transportation from New York City - www.decamp.com - www.njtransit.com


1 - Take the Decamp Bus #33 to Bloomfield Avenue at North Fullerton Avenue.

2 - Take the Decamp Bus #66 to the Montclair YMCA.

3 - Take NJ Transit Midtown Direct train to Bay Street.


All of these are a short walk or Uber ride away from The Montclair Public Library.

 

Opera Theatre of Montclair Sings at
The Wyckoff Public Library - FREE!!  
Thursday, June 2, 2016, 7 PM

On Thursday, June 2, 2016, 7-8:30 PM, Opera Theatre of Montclair will present a program featuring the most beloved and  well-known arias in the repertoire.  It will be held at the Wyckoff Public Library, 

200 Woodland Avenue, Wyckoff, New Jersey.  The program is free and open to the public as a community service, however, registration is still required:  CLICK HERE  You may also register by phone at 201-891-4866, option 2.


The concert will feature Ryan Bridge, piano; tenors Paolo Buffagni, Tai Collins and Alexey Kukharskiy; sopranos Charlotte Detrick, Mia Riker-Norrie and Sabrina Palladino; and mezzo-soprano Ema Mitrović. Narration by Vincent Tillona.

PROGRAM

La Traviata, Verdi - Brindisi - All 

Pagliacci, Leoncavallo - Vesti la giubba - Paolo Buffagni

La Bohème, Puccini - Mi chiamano Mimì - Charlotte Detrick

Madama Butterfly, Puccini - Un bel dì - Sabrina Palladino  


La Cenerentola, Rossini - Si, ritrovarla io giuro - Alexey Kukharskiy

Carmen, Bizet - Habanera -  Ema Mitrović

Così fan tutte, Mozart - Un aura amorosa - Tai Collins 

Gianni Schicchi, Puccini - O mio babbino caro - Mia Riker-Norrie

Tosca, Puccini - E lucevan le stelle - Paolo Buffagni

Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart - Dove sono - Charlotte Detrick

Tosca, Puccini  - Vissi d'arte - Sabrina Palladino  


Roméo et Juliette, Gounod - Ah! lève-toi, soleil! - Alexey Kukharskiy


Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart -  Voi che sapete - Ema Mitrović

L'Elisir d'Amore, Donizetti - Una furtiva lagrima - Tai Collins

Die Zauberflöte, Mozart - Der Hölle Rache - Mia Riker-Norrie 
 
Rigoletto, Verdi - La Donna e Mobile - Paolo Buffagni

Nabucco, Verdi - Va, pensiero - All