Thanks to your generous support, Opera Theater of Connecticut now celebrates 28 years of presenting exciting opera in an intimate setting, and looks forward to a fantastic 2013 season as well as future seasons of growth. Over the coming years we plan to increase our production schedule with added presentations in the spring, to add even more educational performances in schools, libraries and community centers through our Overtures series, as well as to expand and develop new musical programming. With a wonderful season planned for this year, we hope that you will “Save the Dates” and join us for a special year of performances.
- February 9, 2013; Love in the Afternoon, a return engagement at Nelson Hall at Elim Park, is a full concert presents six opera singers performing favorite arias, duets and ensembles focused on the theme of Love.
- March 23, 2013; Viva Verdi!, at the Sanibel Music Festival, Florida, featuring the music of one of the greatest opera composers and seven talented artists, with digital projections and supertitles.
- June 16-23; High Cs on the High Seas, a spectacular 7-night Opera Theater cruise to Bermuda, aboard the Celebrity Summit while enjoying opera concerts starring select Opera Theater of Connecticut singers performing arias, duets and ensembles by Puccini, Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti, all narrated by Alan Mann! If you were not able to sail with us in 2012, this is a must-do vacation for 2013.
- June 8, 2013; our annual gala, Wine, Women and Song; an entertaining wine tasting combined with a lovely concert of arias, duets and ensembles dedicated to the appreciation of wine, women and, certainly, love! Over the past seasons this event has sold out, so be sure to reserve your “wine glasses” as soon as the invitations arrive.
- August 6, 8, 10, and 11, 2013; Rigoletto, in celebration of the Verdi bicentennial, the tragic tale of love, seduction, betrayal and revenge—converging in the sad and moving story of the court jester caught in courtly debauchery, all highlighted by some of the most powerful and stunningly beautiful music Verdi ever composed. Hear Galen Bower, Metropolitan Opera singer in the title role, thrill as exciting, young tenor Alok Kumar sings the role of The Duke, and enjoy the beautiful, expressive voice of Amanda Hall, returning to OTC as Gilda.
- December 2013; Hansel and Gretel, abridged to run approximately one hour and fifteen minutes, including intermission ,the opera is sung in English, accompanied by piano and features a children’s chorus and dancing angels. The perfect Holiday show and Christmas gift for the entire family.
Your contributions and support have made it possible for us to present some of the finest up-and-coming singers in our MainStage productions, and, thanks to you, 2013 promises to be another marvelous year!
As we celebrate our 28 years of consistent artistic quality, we know that it is more important than ever before to be supported by the audience we serve.
It is thanks to you, our generous and enthusiastic audience, that we have sustained the growth of Opera Theater of Connecticut. Our goal—to keep our ticket prices reasonable and provide high quality operas—depends heavily on support from our many opera lovers. Since Opera Theater of Connecticut is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 charity, your contribution to Opera Theater of Connecticut is fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law and can bring you other benefits while you help the company.
Please consider a generous contribution to this special season as we plan for another year of beautiful music!
Kate A. Ford, General Director
Alan Mann, Artistic Director