Saratoga Sings! program was designed to increase Opera Saratoga’s civic footprint and increase access to opera and classical vocal music for audiences throughout the region, year-round. Through the program, Opera Saratoga offers free performance events leading up to the company’s Summer Festival.
UP NEXT - SARATOGA SINGS OF ART AND INSPIRATION!
Sunday, April 29, 2018 @ 3:00PM
The Hyde Collection
161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 5:30PM
The Albany Institute of History and Art
125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Join the artists of Opera Saratoga for Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration - a concert of opera and song inspired by the visual arts. Soprano Asleif Willmer, mezzo soprano Paulina Villarreal, baritone John Tibbetts, and pianist Sara Chiesa, will join together for an entrancing program featuring music by Mozart, Poulenc, Granados, Bolcom and more!
Admisison to the galleries and concert are free - but advance registration is highly recommended as space is limited!
SARATOGA SINGS FOR THE WIN
Saturday, March 24th, 2018 @ 4:00pm
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
191 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY
On Saturday, March 24th, Opera Saratoga will present Saratoga Sings for the Win – a free concert featuring opera and musical theater scenes that revolve around themes of gambling, sports, and competition. The concert will take place at 4:00pm at The National Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, located at 191 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York. As of 3:00pm, admission to the museum will be free, so that anyone who comes to enjoy the concert can take advantage of all the museum’s beautiful galleries and learn about the history of Thoroughbred racing in America. The program will feature Carter Tholl, soprano; Raphaella Medina, mezzo soprano; Jordan Weatherston Pitts, tenor; Nicholas Martorano, baritone; and music director / pianist Brian Gilling.
Saratoga Sings for the Win will feature a special preview from Opera Saratoga’s upcoming production of Rocking Horse Winner, the first opera to be performed at Opera Saratoga that features Thoroughbred Racing prominently in its storyline. Opera Saratoga will present the American Premiere production of Rocking Horse Winner, by Gareth Williams and Anna Chatterton, in a double bill with another opera that centers around a competitive theme: Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera. A preview of this off-the-wall comedy by David T. Little and Royce Vavrek, which centers around the obscure sport of Finch Sitting, will also be featured on the program. Rounding out the concert will be scenes from a wide variety of opera and musical theater in which gambling, sports, and competition plays a role, including The Summer King (Sonenberg/Nester/Campbell); Cosi fan tutte (Mozart/Da Ponte); Trouble in Tahiti (Bernstein); La fille du Regiment (Donizetti/Saint-Georges/Bayard); Carmen (Bizet/Meilhac/Halévy); A New Brain (Finn/Lapine); and Guys and Dolls (Loesser).
All Saratoga Sings! events are free to the public. Advance registration for Saratoga Sings! events is highly recommended as space is limited.