Opera Saratoga’s 2015 Summer Festival Season

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Opera Saratoga’s 2015 Summer Festival Season

Time: July 2, 2015 at 8pm to July 26, 2015 at 8pm
Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College
Street: 815 North Broadway
City/Town: Saratoga Springs
Website or Map: http://www.operasaratoga.org/…
Phone: (518) 584-6018
Event Type: opera
Organized By: Emily
Latest Activity: Mar 1, 2015

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Announces its 2015 Summer Festival Season


La Cenerentola (Cinderella)

Music by Gioachino Rossini, Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti

Based on the Fairy Tale by Charles Perrault

Directed by Lawrence Edelson, Conducted by Gary Thor Wedow

Featuring Sandra Piques Eddy, Andrew Owens, John Brancy,

David Kravitz, and Ryan Kuster

July 2 – 26, 2015


Dido and Aeneas

Music by Henry Purcell, Libretto by Nahum Tate

Directed and Choreographed by Karole Armitage, Conducted by Nicole Paiement

Featuring Jennifer Johnson Cano and ArmitageGone! Dance Company

Presented in Partnership with the National Museum of Dance

July 6 – 21, 2015


The World Premiere of

The Long Walk

Composed by Jeremy Howard Beck with libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann

Directed by David Schweizer, Conducted by Steven Osgood

Featuring Daniel Belcher, Heather Johnson, Caroline Worra, David Blalock,
Javier Abreu, Justin Hopkins, and Donita Volkwijn

July 10 – 25, 2015


Opera Saratoga announces its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from July 2 – July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout
Saratoga Springs, New York. 


The 2014/2015 season is the first programmatic year under the artistic and general direction of Lawrence Edelson and marks an expansion for the company in several ways: the first World Premiere presented by the company in nearly 30 years, three operas instead of two, and a longer festival season including performances at multiple venues in the region. 


“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Opera Saratoga into its next chapter, and thrilled that my first season will provide opportunities for audiences to see three operas that show the breadth and depth of what is happening in opera today, with some of the foremost artists of our generation,” said Lawrence Edelson. “The season includes three operas that couldn’t be more different. La Cenerentola (Cinderella) is a bubbling comedy by Rossini that features virtuoso singing to impress the most passionate opera lovers, and is also an ideal introduction to opera for family audiences. Our presentation of Dido and Aeneas will be our first site-specific production, presented in partnership with the National Museum of Dance. Operas that prominently feature dance will be a part of our programming every season moving forward, and this particular production not only builds upon the region’s connection to dance, but also takes advantage of the stunning natural beauty of Spa State Park, where we are located.  The world-premiere of The Long Walk marks a reaffirmed commitment to the inclusion of contemporary American opera as a regular part of our programming. The Company has produced 33 works by American composers in its history, 5 of which have been world premieres, but The Long Walk, by two of the most exciting writers in American opera today - composer Jeremy Howard Beck, and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann - will actually be the first world-premiere for the company in 27 years!

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