“An Evening at the Opera,” the second offering of Downtown Concert Series’ Fifth Anniversary Season, will be presented on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM at St. Peter’s Church, 33 Throckmorton Street in Freehold, NJ. This historic, intimate setting is the perfect venue for showcasing the masterful works of the opera world’s most beloved composers.
The evening’s performance brings together some of the region’s most prolific singers to perform arias that romance, thrill and shamelessly arouse emotions that only the greatest operas can evoke. Excerpts from Puccini’s beloved favorites La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, and La Rondine, will be performed by sopranos Nadine Robinson and Amanda Lee-Schneider and mezzo-sopranos Galit Dadoun-Cohen and Jessica Renfro. Tenors Jeremy Blossey and Philip Alongi will be joined by baritones David B. Murray and Charles Schneider as they perform excerpts from Verdi’s masterpieces including Il Trovatore, Rigoletto, and La Forza del Destino. The evening’s program also promises to enthrall listeners with both tender and rousing operatic arias and ensembles from operas by Bellini, Bizet, and Leoncavallo. The singers will be joined by Downtown Concert Series’ own Artistic Director Mark Hyczko on the piano.
Although each member of this repertory group brings his/her own expression and experience to this performance, together they offer the highest standard of operatic excellence through many individual and collaborative performances within the tri-state area. Brief narratives to familiarize and engage the audience will be shared by the performers so that the music and lyrics will inspire both opera lovers and soon-to-be aficionados.
Dr. Gail Reilly, who co-founded the series five years ago states: “‘An Evening at the Opera’ is a celebration of all the success we’ve had with the Downtown Concert Series. This season continues our commitment to bringing amazing artists into our own downtown”
Tickets for the concerts are $25 and $10 for students 18 years and younger. Various subscription packages are available. Seating is limited and tickets should be purchased in advance. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm. A meet the artists reception will be hosted by Investors Bank (21 West Main Street, Freehold) following the concert.
The Downtown Concert Series is committed to bringing extraordinary musical artists to the intimate and historic venue of St. Peter’s Church located in downtown Freehold at 33 Throckmorton Street, Freehold, New Jersey 07728. For additional information and to purchase tickets please visit our website at DowntownConcertSeries.org or call 732~431~8383.
The Downtown Concert Series' Fifth Anniversary Season continues:
Fifth Anniversary Celebration
"An Evening at the Opera"
November 15, 2014 7:30pm
Alexander Markov, violin
"A bravura violinist in the best tradition"
January 31, 2015 7:30pm
“Defying musical expectations"
March 21, 2015 7:30pm
Stephan Möller, piano
Beethoven: The Complete Sonatas
7 Days, 8 Concerts, 32 Piano Sonatas, 1 Grand Finale Event
Saturday, May 16, 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 17, 3:00 PM
Monday, May 18, 7:30 PM
Tuesday, May 19, 7:30 PM
Wednesday, May 20, 7:30 PM
Thursday, May 21, 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 23, 3:00 PM
Saturday, May 23, 7:30 PM
Various subscription packages and single tickets are available. Seating is limited, purchase your tickets now.