2019 Summer Festival
Concerts and Master Classes

FREE EVENTS

The Season opens with the  Stars of Tomorrow!

The Season opens with the Stars of Tomorrow!

STARS OF TOMORROW
Saturday, May 25, 7:00pm

Free Concert
Filene Recital Hall at Skidmore College
815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

Start the season with our third annual Stars of Tomorrow concert – featuring 25 singers from around the country who have been selected from almost 1,000 applicants to be members of Opera Saratoga’s prestigious Young Artist Program. Presented in partnership with Skidmore College.  


Whitman

A WALT WHITMAN BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Friday, May 31 @ 7:00PM

Free Concert
Hubbard Hall
25 East Main Street, Cambridge, NY

Join us as we celebrate the 200th Birthday of the great American poet and “father of free verse,” Walt Whitman. Composers have long been attracted to Whitman’s evocative poetry. This special recital features a variety Whitman song settings by Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein, Ned Rorem, Ernst Bacon and William Bolcom and more! 

Hubbard Hall

Benedicte Jourdois

A FRENCH OPERA MASTER CLASS WITH
BÉNÉDICTE JOURDOIS

Thursday, June 6 @ 6:30pm
Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

The French operatic repertoire is rich, ranging from heartbreaking tragedies to sparkling comedies, and spanning over four centuries of remarkable music. As we celebrate the return of La Fille du Régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) to Saratoga Springs this summer, Metropolitan Opera coach Bénédicte Jourdois leads a master class with pianist/singer teams from Opera Saratoga’s Young Artist Program to explore treasures and rarities from the French operatic repertoire.


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A RUSSIAN OPERA MASTER CLASS WITH
LIDIYA YANKOVSKAYA


Thursday, June 13 @ 6:30pm
Saratoga Springs Public Library

49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

Singing in Russian presents unique stylistic and linguistic challenges for English speaking singers. In tandem with Opera Saratoga’s first Russian language opera this summer (Mozart and Salieri), acclaimed conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya leads a master class with pianist/singer teams from Opera Saratoga’s Young Artist Program to explore masterpieces from the Russian operatic repertoire.


TICKETED EVENTS

Join us for a Gershwin celebration!

Join us for a Gershwin celebration!

GERSHWIN @ THE MANSION INN
Sunday, June 2, 2pm and 7:00pm

Ticketed Event (Tickets: $60; Subscribers: $54)
The Carriage House at The Mansion Inn
801 Route 29, Rock City Falls, NY
(10 minutes from downtown Saratoga Springs)

Opera Saratoga returns to The Mansion Inn for a very special concert featuring opera and musical theater selections by George and Ira Gershwin, and their many collaborators. From favorites including Porgy and Bess, Of Thee I Singand Girl Crazy, to lesser known works like Lady in the Dark, Blue Monday,and The Firebrand of Florence, our annual concert in the intimate Supper Club of The Mansion Inn is not to be missed! The Mansion Inn features cabaret style table seating, with a delicious menu of Gershwin inspired food and drink available for purchase from Cordon Bleu trained Executive Chef Rick Bieber.  Presented in partnership with The Mansion Inn.

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Ricky Ian Gordon

A MASTER CLASS WITH RICKY IAN GORDON
Thursday, June 20 @ 7pm

Tickets: $25; Subscribers: $20
Picotte Recital Hall
The Massry Center for the Arts - College of St. Rose
432 Western Avenue, Albany, NY

Ricky Ian Gordon is one of America’s most acclaimed composers of opera, musical theater and songs. His music has been performed and/or recorded by such internationally renowned singers as Renee Fleming, Dawn Upshaw, Nathan Gunn, Kelli O’Hara, Audra MacDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Frederica Von Stade, Andrea Marcovicci, and Betty Buckley, among many others. Gordon’s most recent theatrical premieres include The House Without A Christmas Tree at Houston Grand Opera, and a two-act version of The Grapes of Wrath  at Opera Theatre of St. Louis. In addition to the World Premiere of Ellen West at Opera Saratoga this summer, Gordon is currently working on his first commission for The Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center Theatre, Intimate Apparel, with Playwright Lynn Nottage. We are thrilled to welcome Gordon for a master class with pianist/singer teams from Opera Saratoga’s Young Artist Program, who will performing songs and arias specifically for them by the composer.

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