SARATOGA SINGS! FOR SENIORS
Saratoga Sings! for Seniors takes place every year in conjunction with National Opera Week in the fall. If you would like information about having Opera Saratoga perform for seniors in your community in the fall of 2016, please contact Ella Montelone at (518) 584-6018.
INFORMATION ABOUT 2015 PROGRAM
Opera Saratoga will celebrate National Opera Week, October 24 through October 30, 2015, with the return of Saratoga Sings! for Seniors, a week-long performance tour at retirement communities, senior centers and assisted living facilities throughout the Capital Region. Many older adults aren’t able to attend performances at concert halls or theaters due to limited income, mobility or other health issues. Saratoga Sings! for Seniors is our way to break down all of these barriers, and bring the joy of great singing right to their door.
Saratoga Sings! for Seniors will include a series of over a dozen concerts, from Albany to Queensbury, by soprano Chelsea Basler and baritone Christopher Burchett, accompanied by pianist Sarah Chiesa. The 40 minute concerts will feature a variety of beloved arias, duets and songs, including a preview from Opera Saratoga’s upcoming production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, which will open the company’s summer festival season.
Saratoga Sings! for Seniors is being presented as part of National Opera Week, coordinated by OPERA America. National Opera Week celebrates the vibrancy of opera in America today and brings the inventiveness and excitement of opera to a national audience. The strength and diversity of established opera companies, community opera ensembles and opera training programs across the United States are on display through free, dynamic activities designed to engage novices, opera lovers and everyone in between.