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09 SEP 2016

OPERA OUTDOORS

Friday, September 9, 2016
6:30 p.m. Pre-show entertainment by Omaha Conservatory of Music
7:30 p.m. Opera Omaha concert

Outdoors

Opera Omaha kicks off the 2016-2017 season with its fourth annual Opera Outdoors, a fun, family-friendly and free opera concert for the community in Midtown Crossing’s Turner Park on Friday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. Join us for a beautiful night under the stars featuring Omaha Conservatory of Music, the Opera Omaha Chorus, and Soprano Leah Partridege (Mimi, La bohème) and Tenor Jonathan Boyd (Ferrando, Così fan tutte). The music performed that evening will be some of opera's greatest hits.

Midtown Crossing at Turner Park
220 S. 31st Ave.
Omaha, NE 68131

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11 SEP 2016

2016 Guild Cotillion

The Opera Omaha Guild 2016 Cotillion Committee cordially invites all Omaha metropolitan area sixth graders to participate in a class in dining, dancing and social amenities instruction.

Classes are held on six Sundays starting September 11, 2016 through October 16, 2016 with a Graduation Dinner Dance on Friday, October 28, 2016.

Cotillion, a fundraiser for Opera Omaha, costs $250 per child (a portion will be tax deductible), and includes 6 classes, plus one dinner class and the Graduation Dinner . 


Click here to learn more or call 402.346.4398.

 

Cotillion – French word for formal ball – combines fundraising for Opera Omaha with lessons in social skills “disguised” as a dance class for sixth graders throughout Omaha.  A popular tradition through the 1960’s, Cotillion died out in the 1970’s.   The revival of Cotillion began in 1983 and has been popular ever since.  This will be the 31st consecutive season for the Opera Omaha Cotillion.

The primary purpose of each Cotillion class is to provide the opportunity for each student to mature socially.  Students learn the art of dining in a formal setting, communicating, being a proper guest as well as a host/hostess, and ballroom dancing.  The emphasis will be on helping students learn how to meet new people and how to get along with others; the learning of dance steps is incidental.

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04 NOV 2016

LA BOHÈME @ The Orpheum Theater

Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Boheme

FALL IN LOVE

One of the best known and beloved operas of all time, La bohème is the cherished story of love and loss. Beginning as a tale of youth, romance and optimism, a group of passionate Bohemians in Paris live as artists and musicians, celebrating life’s victories and weathering its hardships. As time passes, love turns to loss and hopefulness to heartache. Puccini’s timeless story of love, friendship and unwavering dreams has been cherished for more than a century.

Maestro Leonardo Vordoni returns to Opera Omaha (Cinderella, 2014) to conduct this classic production. Omaha favorite Leah Partridge (Micaëla, Carmen, 2013, Opera Outdoors 2015, OPA Celebrate 10) will portray Mimi for the first time in these Opera Omaha performances not to be missed.


Opera Prelude Talk-
Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:40-7:00 p.m.

Make the most of your evening at the opera. Opera Omaha ticketholders can tune up for La bohème with a pre-performance talk in the Grand Lobby of the Orpheum Theater 40 minutes before each performance. These 20-minute crash courses introduce you to the opera you will be experiencing with insights on the story, music, history and more. 

FREE to all La bohème ticketholders for the day listed on your opera ticket.


Additional performance: Sunday, November 6, 2016, 2 p.m.

 

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06 NOV 2016

LA BOHÈME @ The Orpheum Theater

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 2 p.m.

Boheme

FALL IN LOVE

One of the best known and beloved operas of all time, La bohème is the cherished story of love and loss. Beginning as a tale of youth, romance and optimism, a group of passionate Bohemians in Paris live as artists and musicians, celebrating life’s victories and weathering its hardships. As time passes, love turns to loss and hopefulness to heartache. Puccini’s timeless story of love, friendship and unwavering dreams has been cherished for more than a century.

Maestro Leonardo Vordoni returns to Opera Omaha (Cinderella, 2014) to conduct this classic production. Omaha favorite Leah Partridge (Micaëla, Carmen, 2013, Opera Outdoors 2015, OPA Celebrate 10) will portray Mimi for the first time in these Opera Omaha performances not to be missed.


Opera Prelude Talk-
Friday, November 6, 2016, 1:10-1:30 p.m.

Make the most of your evening at the opera. Opera Omaha ticketholders can tune up for La bohème with a pre-performance talk in the Grand Lobby of the Orpheum Theater 40 minutes before each performance. These 20-minute crash courses introduce you to the opera you will be experiencing with insights on the story, music, history and more. 

FREE to all La bohème ticketholders for the day listed on your opera ticket.


 

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10 FEB 2017

COSÌ FAN TUTTE @ The Orpheum Theater

Friday, February 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Cosi

THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS AS THEY SEEM

In a quest to disprove that all women are fickle, two scheming men test the devotion of their fiancées. As faithfulness is wagered, the deck is stacked with deception. Love is tested and lives are tangled when the women are unknowingly tempted by the other’s lover in Mozart’s masterpiece. Will the contest prove to be more than fun and games?

Filled with stunning music and unbound wit, this contemporary production inspired by Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus is directed by Andrew Eggert (Bluebeard’s Castle, 2013) and conducted by Steven White (Rigoletto, 2014, The Barber of Seville, 2015). 


Opera Prelude Talk-
Friday, February 10, 2017, 6:40-7:00 p.m.

Make the most of your evening at the opera. Opera Omaha ticketholders can tune up for Così fan tutte with a pre-performance talk in the Grand Lobby of the Orpheum Theater 40 minutes before each performance. These 20-minute crash courses introduce you to the opera you will be experiencing with insights on the story, music, history and more. 

FREE to all Così fan tutte ticketholders for the day listed on your opera ticket.


Additional performance: Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

 

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12 FEB 2017

COSÌ FAN TUTTE @ The Orpheum Theater

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2 p.m.

Cosi

THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS AS THEY SEEM

 

In a quest to disprove that all women are fickle, two scheming men test the devotion of their fiancées. As faithfulness is wagered, the deck is stacked with deception. Love is tested and lives are tangled when the women are unknowingly tempted by the other’s lover in Mozart’s masterpiece. Will the contest prove to be more than fun and games?

Filled with stunning music and unbound wit, this contemporary production inspired by Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus is directed by Andrew Eggert (Bluebeard’s Castle, 2013) and conducted by Steven White (Rigoletto, 2014, The Barber of Seville, 2015). 


Opera Prelude Talk- 
Sunday, February 12, 2017, 1:10-1:30 p.m.

Make the most of your evening at the opera. Opera Omaha ticketholders can tune up for Così fan tutte with a pre-performance talk in the Grand Lobby of the Orpheum Theater 40 minutes before each performance. These 20-minute crash courses introduce you to the opera you will be experiencing with insights on the story, music, history and more. 

FREE to all Così fan tutte ticketholders for the day listed on your opera ticket.


 

 

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21 APR 2017

FLIGHT @ The Orpheum Theater

Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Flight

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SECRET DESIRES ARE UNLEASHED?

English composer Jonathan Dove’s opera tells the story of a group of disparate travelers who meet at an airport with shared departure plans but hidden personal desires. Their flights are canceled suddenly with the arrival of a violent electrical storm. Trapped in the airport overnight as the storm rages, facades are dropped and anxiety levels rise. The lives of these one-time strangers turbulently collide as they shed inhibitions to confront personal desires, hopes, fear and each other...all with unexpected consequences.

Director James Darrah (Agrippina, 2014, A Flowering Tree, 2015, and Semele, 2016) and conductor Christopher Rountree (A Flowering Tree) return to bring a new production of this revolutionary opera to the stage. Dove’s thrilling score and dramatist April de Angelis’ deliciously funny, poetic libretto make this contemporary opera a truly groundbreaking work of theatre.


Opera Prelude Talk-
Friday, April 21, 2017, 6:40-7:00 p.m.

Make the most of your evening at the opera. Opera Omaha ticketholders can tune up for Flight with a pre-performance talk in the Grand Lobby of the Orpheum Theater 40 minutes before each performance. These 20-minute crash courses introduce you to the opera you will be experiencing with insights on the story, music, history and more. 

FREE to all Flight ticketholders for the day listed on your opera ticket.


Additional performance: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

 

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23 APR 2017

FLIGHT @ The Orpheum Theater

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2 p.m.

Flight

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SECRET DESIRES ARE UNLEASHED?

English composer Jonathan Dove’s opera tells the story of a group of disparate travelers who meet at an airport with shared departure plans but hidden personal desires. Their flights are canceled suddenly with the arrival of a violent electrical storm. Trapped in the airport overnight as the storm rages, facades are dropped and anxiety levels rise. The lives of these one-time strangers turbulently collide as they shed inhibitions to confront personal desires, hopes, fear and each other...all with unexpected consequences.

Director James Darrah (Agrippina, 2014, A Flowering Tree, 2015, and Semele, 2016) and conductor Christopher Rountree (A Flowering Tree) return to bring a new production of this revolutionary opera to the stage. Dove’s thrilling score and dramatist April de Angelis’ deliciously funny, poetic libretto make this contemporary opera a truly groundbreaking work of theatre.


Opera Prelude Talk- 
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 1:10-1:30 p.m.

Make the most of your evening at the opera. Opera Omaha ticketholders can tune up for Flight with a pre-performance talk in the Grand Lobby of the Orpheum Theater 40 minutes before each performance. These 20-minute crash courses introduce you to the opera you will be experiencing with insights on the story, music, history and more. 

FREE to all Flight ticketholders for the day listed on your opera ticket.


 

 

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Cosi fan tutte

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Flight

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Opera Outdoors

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