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26 AUG 2017

OPERA OUTDOORS

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Midtown Crossing at Turner Park
220 S. 31st. Ave. Omaha, NE 68131

6:30 p.m. Pre-show entertainment by Omaha Conservatory of Music
7:30 p.m. Opera Omaha concert

Opera Omaha kicks off the 2017-2018 season with its fifth annual Opera Outdoors, a fun, family-friendly and free opera concert for the community in Midtown Crossing’s Turner Park on Saturday, August 26 at 6:30 p.m. The music performed that evening will be some of opera's greatest hits

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26 AUG 2017

Opera Outdoors Patron Party

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Midtown Crossing Party Room
200 S. 31st Ave. #4303
Omaha, NE 68131

6:00 p.m. PATRON RECEPTION
Midtown Crossing Party Room
Enjoy a cocktail buffet catered by John Benker with hosted bar

7:30 p.m. OPERA OUTDOORS CONCERT
Turner Park
Stage front concert seating will be reserved for Opera Outdoors Patron Party guests

9:00 p.m. CAST PARTY
Cantina Laredo
Dessert and coffee following the concert

Please RSVP by August 14 by sending payment to Opera Omaha, 1850 Farnam St. Omaha, NE 68102 or paying online. For more information contact Laura Jaros at (402) 346-7372.

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07 OCT 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

NORMA (Bellini) 
Saturday, October 07, 2017

Norma
Photo by Paola Kudacki/Metropolitan Opera

The 2017-2018 The Met: Live in HD season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Lyric Opera of Chicago—making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character. Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and Matthew Rose as Oroveso. Carlo Rizzi conducts and Sir David McVicar directs the new production

11:00 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:55 a.m. Live broadcast 

Estimated Run Time: 3 HRS 4 MINS 

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


 

$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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11 OCT 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

NORMA (Bellini) 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Norma
Photo by Paola Kudacki/Metropolitan Opera

The 2017-2018 The Met: Live in HD season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Lyric Opera of Chicago—making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character. Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and Matthew Rose as Oroveso. Carlo Rizzi conducts and Sir David McVicar directs the new production

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 3 HRS 4 MINS 

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


 

$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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12 OCT 2017

Music and Masterpieces: Part II

Part II: Italian Baroque
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
Joslyn Art Museum
2200 Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68102

Opera Omaha performs arias by George Frederic Handel, one of the most beloved composers of the Baroque era.


Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (Italian, Venetian, 1528–1588),
Venus at Her Toilette, ca. 1582,
oil on canvas,
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska,
Museum purchase, 1942.4

Each gallery program begins at 6:30 and features a talk by Joslyn’s Associate Curator of European Art, Dana Cowen, and a short performance by Opera Omaha. Guests are invited to a cash bar reception in Joslyn’s Storz Fountain Court after each program. 

The program is free for Joslyn members and Opera Omaha members; $15 for general public. Space is very limited and reservations are required one week in advance. 

To register click here or contact the Joslyn at (402) 661-3862. 

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14 OCT 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (Mozart)
Saturday, October 14, 2017


Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece, Die Zauberflöte. Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovo as the fairy tale prince Tamino, Markus Werba as the bird-catching Papageno, Christian Van Horn as Sprecher, and René Pape as Sarastro. The holiday presentation of The Magic Flute, an abridged staging sung in English for families, was the first Live in HD performance to be transmitted. This is the first time the full-length German opera will be seen in the series. 

11:00 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:55 a.m. Live broadcast 

Estimated Run Time: 3 HRS 9 MINS 

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


 

$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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18 OCT 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (Mozart)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece, Die Zauberflöte. Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovo as the fairy tale prince Tamino, Markus Werba as the bird-catching Papageno, Christian Van Horn as Sprecher, and René Pape as Sarastro. The holiday presentation of The Magic Flute, an abridged staging sung in English for families, was the first Live in HD performance to be transmitted. This is the first time the full-length German opera will be seen in the series. 

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 3 HRS 9 MINS 

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


 

$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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18 NOV 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (Adès)
Saturday, November 18, 2017


Photo by Monika Rittershaus

The Exterminating Angel has its Met premiere this season, conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès. The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, is based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza for the acclaimed 1962 Buñuel film. Directed by the librettist Tom Cairns, the ensemble cast features Audrey Luna as Leticia Maynar; Amanda Echalaz as Lucia de Nobile; Sally Matthews as Silvia de Ávila and Sophie Bevan as Beatrizboth in Met debuts; Alice Coote as Leonora Palma; Christine Rice as Blanca Delgado; Iestyn Davies as Francisco de Ávila; Joseph Kaiser as Edundo de Nobile; Frédéric Antoun in his Met debut as Raúl Yebenes; David Portillo as Edmundo; David Adam Moore in his Met debut as Col. Álvaro Gómez; Rod Gilfry as Alberto Roc; Kevin Burdette as Señor Russell; Christian Van Horn as Julio; and John Tomlinson as Dr Carlos Conde. The Exterminating Angel is a co-commission and co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Royal Danish Theatre; and Salzburg Festival, where the production premiered in 2016.

11:00 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:55 a.m. Live broadcast 

Estimated Run Time: 2 HRS 27 MINS 


 

$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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22 NOV 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (Adès)
Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Photo by Monika Rittershaus

The Exterminating Angel has its Met premiere this season, conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès. The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, is based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza for the acclaimed 1962 Buñuel film. Directed by the librettist Tom Cairns, the ensemble cast features Audrey Luna as Leticia Maynar; Amanda Echalaz as Lucia de Nobile; Sally Matthews as Silvia de Ávila and Sophie Bevan as Beatriz, both in Met debuts; Alice Coote as Leonora Palma; Christine Rice as Blanca Delgado; Iestyn Davies as Francisco de Ávila; Joseph Kaiser as Edundo de Nobile; Frédéric Antoun in his Met debut as Raúl Yebenes; David Portillo as Edmundo; David Adam Moore in his Met debut as Col. Álvaro Gómez; Rod Gilfry as Alberto Roc; Kevin Burdette as Señor Russell; Christian Van Horn as Julio; and John Tomlinson as Dr Carlos Conde. The Exterminating Angel is a co-commission and co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Royal Danish Theatre; and Salzburg Festival, where the production premiered in 2016.

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 2 HRS 27 MINS 


 

$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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14 DEC 2017

Music and Masterpieces: Part III

Part III: Medieval & Renaissance
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
Joslyn Art Museum
2200 Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68102

Opera Omaha singers perform ensemble repertoire from the Medieval and Renaissance eras.

Workshop of Jan Gossaert (Flemish, ca.1478–1532),
Madonna and Child with Saints Catherine and Agnes, 1520s,
oil on wood panels, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska,
Gift of Mrs. Charles V. Hickox, 1958.361.A-C

Each gallery program begins at 6:30 and features a talk by Joslyn’s Associate Curator of European Art, Dana Cowen, and a short performance by Opera Omaha. Guests are invited to a cash bar reception in Joslyn’s Storz Fountain Court after each program.

The program is free for Joslyn members and Opera Omaha members; $15 for general public. Space is very limited and reservations are required one week in advance. 

To register click here or contact the Joslyn at (402) 661-3862. 

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27 JAN 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

TOSCA (Puccini)
Saturday, January 27, 2018


Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a new staging of Puccini’s dramatic tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicarKristine Opolaisand Jonas Kaufmann star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel as the villainous Scarpia. New production!

11:00 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:55 a.m. Live broadcast 

Estimated Run Time: 2 HRS 53 MINS 

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


 

$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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31 JAN 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

TOSCA (Puccini)
Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a new staging of Puccini’s dramatic tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar. Kristine Opolaisand Jonas Kaufmann star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel as the villainous Scarpia. New production!

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 2 HRS 53 MINS 

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


 

$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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10 FEB 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

L'ELISIR D'AMORE (Donizetti)
Saturday, February 10, 2018


Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Davide Luciano makes his Met debut as the role of Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Belcore and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sings the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting.

10:00 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:00 a.m. Live broadcast 

Estimated Run Time: 2 HRS 39 MINS 

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


 

$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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14 FEB 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

L'ELISIR D'AMORE (Donizetti)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Davide Luciano makes his Met debut as the role of Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Belcore and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sings the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting.

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 2 HRS 39 MINS 

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


 

$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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24 FEB 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

LA BOHÈME (Puccini)
Saturday, February 24, 2018


Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline and Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro in this performance, led by Marco Armiliato.

10:30 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:30 a.m. Live broadcast 

Estimated Run Time: 2 HRS 55 MINS 

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


 

$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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28 FEB 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

LA BOHÈME (Puccini)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline and Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro in this performance, led by Marco Armiliato.

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 2 HRS 55 MINS 

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


 

$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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10 MAR 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

SEMIRAMIDE (Rossini)
Saturday, March 10, 2018


Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Semiramide. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years, will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and feature Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe. First time in HD!

11:00 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:55 a.m. Live broadcast 

Estimated Run Time: 4 HRS 0 MINS 


 

$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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14 MAR 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

SEMIRAMIDE (Rossini)
Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Semiramide. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years, will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and feature Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe. First time in HD!

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 4 HRS 0 MINS 


 

$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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31 MAR 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

COSÌ FAN TUTTE (Mozart)
Saturday, March 31, 2018


Photo by Paola Kudacki/Metropolitan Opera

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met staging Mozart’s comedy Così fan tutte, led by David Robertson. Set in the 1950s on Coney Island, the cast features Amanda Majeski as the conflicted Fiordiligi; Serena Malfi as her sister, Dorabella; Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Despina; Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as the sisters’ fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Christopher Maltman as the cynical Don Alfonso. Così fan tutte is a co-production with the English National Opera. New production!

11:00 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:55 a.m. Live broadcast 

Estimated Run Time: 3 HRS 31 MINS 

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


 

$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)


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04 APR 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

COSÌ FAN TUTTE (Mozart)
Wednesday, April 4, 2018


Photo by Paola Kudacki/Metropolitan Opera

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met staging Mozart’s comedy Così fan tutte, led by David Robertson. Set in the 1950s on Coney Island, the cast features Amanda Majeski as the conflicted Fiordiligi; Serena Malfi as her sister, Dorabella; Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Despina; Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as the sisters’ fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Christopher Maltman as the cynical Don Alfonso. Così fan tutte is a co-production with the English National Opera. New production!

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 3 HRS 31 MINS 

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


 

$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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14 APR 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

LUISA MILLER (Verdi)
Saturday, April 14, 2018


Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. The cast also stars Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s father Miller, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, and Alexander Vinogradov in his Met debut and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Walter and Wurm respectively, the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart. First time in HD!

10:30 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:30 a.m. Live broadcast 

Estimated Run Time: 3 HRS 38 MINS 

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


 

$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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18 APR 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

LUISA MILLER (Verdi)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. The cast also stars Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s father Miller, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, and Alexander Vinogradov in his Met debut and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Walter and Wurm respectively, the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart. First time in HD!

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 3 HRS 38 MINS 

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


 

$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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2017-18 Season

Tosca

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Falstaff

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Medea

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Proving Up

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Opera Outdoors 2017

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