May 11, 2011
Executive Director's Note
Dear GO Friends,
This is a reminder to come to Love, Life, Laughter this Sunday evening at 7.30 pm at the recital hall at UNCG's School of Music building. These singers have put together a program of operatic favorites -- duets, arias, ensembles -- with a few surprise selections. They graciously offer their talents as a gift - all proceeds support Greensboro Opera.
$25 suggested contribution at the door. Bring your friends! You'll be able to help 'dress the Diva', purchase 'I love Greensboro Opera' buttons, and enjoy some camaraderie with the artists immediately following the performance.
A domenica sera!
Barbara Ann Peters
MET HD Broadcast Reminders
Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 6:30 pm
Expected Running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
On Opening Night of the 2008–09 season, Renée Fleming dazzled audiences when she sang the final scene of Strauss's wise and worldly meditation on art and life. Now she performs the entire work, in which the composer explores the essence of opera itself. Joseph Kaiser and Sarah Connolly also star, and Andrew Davis conducts.
Wagner's Die Walküre Don't forget - 12:00 pm (noon) start time!
Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm
Encore: Wednesday, June 1, 6:30 pm
Expected Running time: 5 hours, 30 minutes
A stellar cast comes together for this second installment of Robert Lepage's new production of the Ring cycle, conducted by James Levine. Bryn Terfel is Wotan, lord of the Gods. Deborah Voigt adds the part of Brünnhilde to her extensive Wagnerian repertoire at the Met. Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek star as the twins, Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Stephanie Blythe is Fricka. James Levine; Deborah Voigt, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Stephanie Blythe, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Hans-Peter König
Verdi's Il Trovatore
Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 pm
Expected Running time: 3 hours, 15 minutes
David McVicar's stirring production of Verdi's intense drama premiered in the 2008–09 season. This revival stars four extraordinary singers—Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo Álvarez, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky—in what might be the composer's most melodically rich score. Marco Armiliato; Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo Álvarez, Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Thank you to our 2011-2012 Season Supporters
Cone Mills Charitable Fund
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An American Songbook
Toast 30 years of GO and 50 years of Eastern Music Festival at our fourth annual summer cabaret.
Tuesday, July 19 - 8PM
Wednesday, July 20 - 8PM
by Giacomo Puccini
One night only!
Saturday, November 5 - 8PM
Artwork by Anne Kiefaber.
Top 10 reasons to go to Love, Life, Laughter
1. This is a BENEFIT for Greensboro Opera! All donations go directly to the 30th Anniversary Season.
2. PIANIST Benjamin Blozan. He is the fabulous pianist that you've heard at the 2009 and 2010 Annual Meetings. Now come and hear him on Sunday!
3. Opera Companion Claire Kelleher's famous POUND CAKE at the reception following the benefit. You'll get a sweet treat as well as a chance to meet the performers.
4. SOPRANOS Chelsea Bonagura, Stacy Dove, Elizabeth Harvey and Carmen Prather. Four sopranos, four times the fun!
5. If you still haven't DRESSED THE DIVA, you'll be able to on Sunday. And there are so many new colored ribbons to pick from, how will you ever choose?
6. BARITONES Paolo Pacheco and David Weigel. A baritone and a bass-baritone; that leads to some good opera selections on the program!
7. MEZZO SOPRANO JoAna Rusche. What is an evening of opera without a mezzo?
8. Don Pasquale, Le nozze di Figaro, Rusalka, Faust, Die tote Stadt... just some of the fabulous OPERA SELECTIONS you'll be treated to.
9. TENOR Daniel C. Stein. Something tells me we better get ready for some gorgeous duets!
10. What could be better than LIVE OPERA on a Sunday night in Greensboro?
A Special Offer from BCB Recording
Love, Life, Laughter is made possible partially through the generous support of BCB Recording Studio. Summer Special!
Bring the program from the benefit to receive 25% off the recording fee for projects booked through July 4th.
BCB Recording: quality audio for classical singers at a reasonable price
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