February 9, 2011
"Opera at the Carolina" is next week!
In collaboration with Guilford County Schools, Greensboro Opera presents Opera at the Carolina on February 15, 16, 17, 2011 at the historic Carolina Theatre. UNCG Opera Theatre will perform a pocket-sized version of Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus and a mini-version of Chicks, the winning entry of Greensboro Opera's Write Your Own Opera! contest. Author Emma Younts, a fifth grader at Monticello Brown-Summit Elementary School, will be among the 6,000 Guilford County fifth graders in attendance.
Chicks has been transformed into an opera libretto ('little book') by David Holley and 'hip' music has been created by composer Mark Engebretson, both on faculty at UNCG's School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Joining the cast of UNCG Opera Theatre singers and musicians will be the marching band, football team, and cheerleaders from Northeast High School.
Greensboro Opera wishes to thank the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation, Inc., The Cemala Foundation, and Guilford County Schools for generously funding this year's seven Opera at the Carolina performances.
Do you want to volunteer to help "greet and seat" students at the performances?
Call to sign up at 336-273-9472 or click here to email us.
All volunteers are needed 40 minutes before showtime.
Tue, Feb 15 - 9:30, 10:45, 12:00
Wed, Feb 16 - 9:30, 11:00
Thur, Feb 17 - 9:30, 11:00
MET Opera HD Coming Events
Adams' Nixon in China
Live: February 12, 2011
Encore: March 2, 2011
Met Premiere Production
Expected Running time: 4 hours
"All of my operas have dealt on deep psychological levels with our American mythology," says composer John Adams, who conducts the Met premiere of his most famous opera. "The meeting of Nixon and Mao is a mythological moment in world history, particularly American history." Acclaimed director and longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars makes his Met debut with this groundbreaking 1987 work, an exploration of the human truths beyond the headlines surrounding President Nixon's 1972 encounter with Communist China. Baritone James Maddalena stars in the title role.
Conductor: John Adams
Starring: Kathleen Kim, Janis Kelly, Robert Brubaker, Russell Braun, James Maddalena, Richard Paul Fink
A word about seating at the live broadcasts
We get emails every week from our readers with thoughts, questions, compliments, and sometimes jokes! This is one that we thought was worth passing on. It is great advice, and comes from a fellow 'friend of Greensboro Opera'.
You may want to alert your mailing list, that the choice seats are being taken by about 1/2 hour before the start time of performances. So it pays to get to the theater early. Those showing up 5 minutes before show time can expect to sit in the forward rows. Also, it might be helpful to remind folks that leaving a seat between you and the party next to you only causes last minute confusion and scrambling. So get cozy and take the seat right next to the adjacent party, rather than leaving an empty seat between.
From our friends at Piedmont Opera
February 12 at 7:30pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the High Point University campus
February 13 at 3pm
Brendle Recital Hall on the Wake Forest University campus
Click here for more information.
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Calling All Artists
Greensboro Opera has announced its plan to mount a fully-staged, costumed production of Giacomo Puccini's beloved opera, La Bohème, on November 5, 2011 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Greensboro, NC.
In commemoration of Greensboro Opera's 30th anniversary, we would like to invite local artists to submit representative color artwork to Greensboro Opera. In return, Greensboro Opera will offer the artist, whose work is selected, coveted exposure through our website, online and direct mail PR, fall Newsletter, posters, invitations to special events, playbill cover, tickets, bookmarks, etc., that are implemented to promote Greensboro Opera's one-night-only performance of La Bohème.
Greensboro Opera would like to receive artwork by February 25 in order to meet its season brochure deadline of February 28.
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Greensboro, NC 27401
Tel: (336) 273-9472
Fax: (336) 273-9781
Email inquiries to:
2010-11 Sponsors of Greensboro Opera
The Cemala Foundation
Bank of America Matching Gifts Program
Cone Mills Charitable Fund
VF Jeanswear (Blue Bell Foundation)
Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation Inc.
The Barbara and Herman Cone, Jr. Family Fund
A.P. Hubbard Lumber Corp.
AIG Matching Grants Program
IBM Matching Grants Program
Youth Pro Musica Fund of Triangle Community Foundation
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