Diva Cage Match
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Diva Cage Match

Let's get ready to rumble, opera-style!  Diva Cage Match is descending on the Twin Cities on October 28 as the perfect fusion of world-class opera and competitive sports.  Come to Uppercut Boxing Gym in Northeast Minneapolis to watch as six opera stars compete in a three-round, knockdown, drag out cage-fight to be crowned the ultimate Opera Diva Champion. Experience a sensational night of singing, featuring an unbelievable display of vocal fireworks by some of the top young operatic talent around the country. With three celebrity judges and a master of ceremonies, Diva Cage Match puts you in the front row for the sing off of the century.  

Buy tickets here.

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New Brew Chicago: Ladies Night
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

New Brew Chicago: Ladies Night

Opera On Tap presents New Brew Chicago: Ladies Night! Our third program will be an evening of 21st century art song and arias sung by some of Chicago's finest female singers and accompanied by the one and only Jordan Crice.

Join us at Heartland Cafe's Red Line Tap (7006 N Glenwood Ave Chicago, IL)

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Voir Dire
May
6
7:30 PM19:30

Voir Dire

ORDER IN THE COURT! FWOPERA’S 2014 FRONTIERS SHOWCASE WINNER BRINGS DRAMATIC, FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS OF LOVE, DEATH AND JUSTICE TO THE STAGE.

MATTHEW PETERSON Composer

JASON ZENCKA Librettist

The operatic action continues across the street from Bass Hall at McDavid Studio, with the 2017 Opera Unbound production of Voir Dire. Written by composer Matthew Peterson and librettist Jason Zencka, this explosive opera was selected as a winner of the 2014 FWOpera Frontiers showcase, and returns to the Festival stage this season for its world premiere. Adapted from various court cases witnessed by the librettist during his time as a crime reporter, the opera takes place in a courtroom and plays out in a series of colorful vignettes that give audiences an insider’s look into the fascinating, hilarious and often insanely bizarre world of legal drama.

The small ensemble cast features Nate Mattingly (Hamlet, Frontiers) and the Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artists, Anna Laurenzo (Buried Alive | Embedded, Frontiers), Trevor Martin (The Barber of Seville, Frontiers), Christina Pecce, and Andrew Surrena. Co-produced with Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee, Voir Dire will be directed by FWOpera favorite David Gately (La Traviata, The Barber of Seville) and conducted by Viswa Subbaraman in his FWOpera debut.

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Carmen
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

Carmen

BIZET’S CLASSIC TALE OF SEDUCTION AND REVENGE, LED BY ONE OF OPERA’S GREATEST FEMME FATALES.

GEORGES BIZET Composer

HENRI MEILHAC AND LUDOVIC HALÉVY Librettists

FWOpera presents the perfectly balanced season with Bizet’s operatic tour de force Carmen. Set against an alluring Spanish landscape, this classic tale of love, lust, jealousy and vengeful crimes of passion is sure to captivate audiences in a zesty, traditional production. Leading the cast as the fiery femme fatale is mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock (With Blood, With Ink) in the title role. A world-renowned interpreter of the character, she’ll be joined on stage by Robert Watson, who will make his FWOpera debut in the notoriously difficult role of her lover, Don José.

Rounding out the cast is Craig Irvin (Silent Night) as the brash bullfighter Escamillo and former FWOpera Studio Artist, Kerriann Otaño (Cosí fan tutte), as the young Micaëla. Christina Pecce will perform the role of Frasquita. FWOpera Music Director Joe Illick will conduct Bizet’s memorable score with David Lefkowich (Il Trovatore, La Bohème) returning to direct.

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Voir Dire
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

Voir Dire

ORDER IN THE COURT! FWOPERA’S 2014 FRONTIERS SHOWCASE WINNER BRINGS DRAMATIC, FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS OF LOVE, DEATH AND JUSTICE TO THE STAGE.

MATTHEW PETERSON Composer

JASON ZENCKA Librettist

The operatic action continues across the street from Bass Hall at McDavid Studio, with the 2017 Opera Unbound production of Voir Dire. Written by composer Matthew Peterson and librettist Jason Zencka, this explosive opera was selected as a winner of the 2014 FWOpera Frontiers showcase, and returns to the Festival stage this season for its world premiere. Adapted from various court cases witnessed by the librettist during his time as a crime reporter, the opera takes place in a courtroom and plays out in a series of colorful vignettes that give audiences an insider’s look into the fascinating, hilarious and often insanely bizarre world of legal drama.

The small ensemble cast features Nate Mattingly (Hamlet, Frontiers) and the Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artists, Anna Laurenzo (Buried Alive | Embedded, Frontiers), Trevor Martin (The Barber of Seville, Frontiers), Christina Pecce, and Andrew Surrena. Co-produced with Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee, Voir Dire will be directed by FWOpera favorite David Gately (La Traviata, The Barber of Seville) and conducted by Viswa Subbaraman in his FWOpera debut.

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Voir Dire
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

Voir Dire

ORDER IN THE COURT! FWOPERA’S 2014 FRONTIERS SHOWCASE WINNER BRINGS DRAMATIC, FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS OF LOVE, DEATH AND JUSTICE TO THE STAGE.

MATTHEW PETERSON Composer

JASON ZENCKA Librettist

The operatic action continues across the street from Bass Hall at McDavid Studio, with the 2017 Opera Unbound production of Voir Dire. Written by composer Matthew Peterson and librettist Jason Zencka, this explosive opera was selected as a winner of the 2014 FWOpera Frontiers showcase, and returns to the Festival stage this season for its world premiere. Adapted from various court cases witnessed by the librettist during his time as a crime reporter, the opera takes place in a courtroom and plays out in a series of colorful vignettes that give audiences an insider’s look into the fascinating, hilarious and often insanely bizarre world of legal drama.

The small ensemble cast features Nate Mattingly (Hamlet, Frontiers) and the Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artists, Anna Laurenzo (Buried Alive | Embedded, Frontiers), Trevor Martin (The Barber of Seville, Frontiers), Christina Pecce, and Andrew Surrena. Co-produced with Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee, Voir Dire will be directed by FWOpera favorite David Gately (La Traviata, The Barber of Seville) and conducted by Viswa Subbaraman in his FWOpera debut.

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Carmen
Apr
30
2:00 PM14:00

Carmen

BIZET’S CLASSIC TALE OF SEDUCTION AND REVENGE, LED BY ONE OF OPERA’S GREATEST FEMME FATALES.

GEORGES BIZET Composer

HENRI MEILHAC AND LUDOVIC HALÉVY Librettists

FWOpera presents the perfectly balanced season with Bizet’s operatic tour de force Carmen. Set against an alluring Spanish landscape, this classic tale of love, lust, jealousy and vengeful crimes of passion is sure to captivate audiences in a zesty, traditional production. Leading the cast as the fiery femme fatale is mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock (With Blood, With Ink) in the title role. A world-renowned interpreter of the character, she’ll be joined on stage by Robert Watson, who will make his FWOpera debut in the notoriously difficult role of her lover, Don José.

Rounding out the cast is Craig Irvin (Silent Night) as the brash bullfighter Escamillo and former FWOpera Studio Artist, Kerriann Otaño (Cosí fan tutte), as the young Micaëla. Christina Pecce will perform the role of Frasquita. FWOpera Music Director Joe Illick will conduct Bizet’s memorable score with David Lefkowich (Il Trovatore, La Bohème) returning to direct.

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Voir Dire
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Voir Dire

ORDER IN THE COURT! FWOPERA’S 2014 FRONTIERS SHOWCASE WINNER BRINGS DRAMATIC, FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS OF LOVE, DEATH AND JUSTICE TO THE STAGE.

MATTHEW PETERSON Composer

JASON ZENCKA Librettist

The operatic action continues across the street from Bass Hall at McDavid Studio, with the 2017 Opera Unbound production of Voir Dire. Written by composer Matthew Peterson and librettist Jason Zencka, this explosive opera was selected as a winner of the 2014 FWOpera Frontiers showcase, and returns to the Festival stage this season for its world premiere. Adapted from various court cases witnessed by the librettist during his time as a crime reporter, the opera takes place in a courtroom and plays out in a series of colorful vignettes that give audiences an insider’s look into the fascinating, hilarious and often insanely bizarre world of legal drama.

The small ensemble cast features Nate Mattingly (Hamlet, Frontiers) and the Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artists, Anna Laurenzo (Buried Alive | Embedded, Frontiers), Trevor Martin (The Barber of Seville, Frontiers), Christina Pecce, and Andrew Surrena. Co-produced with Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee, Voir Dire will be directed by FWOpera favorite David Gately (La Traviata, The Barber of Seville) and conducted by Viswa Subbaraman in his FWOpera debut.

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Voir Dire
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Voir Dire

ORDER IN THE COURT! FWOPERA’S 2014 FRONTIERS SHOWCASE WINNER BRINGS DRAMATIC, FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS OF LOVE, DEATH AND JUSTICE TO THE STAGE.

MATTHEW PETERSON Composer

JASON ZENCKA Librettist

The operatic action continues across the street from Bass Hall at McDavid Studio, with the 2017 Opera Unbound production of Voir Dire. Written by composer Matthew Peterson and librettist Jason Zencka, this explosive opera was selected as a winner of the 2014 FWOpera Frontiers showcase, and returns to the Festival stage this season for its world premiere. Adapted from various court cases witnessed by the librettist during his time as a crime reporter, the opera takes place in a courtroom and plays out in a series of colorful vignettes that give audiences an insider’s look into the fascinating, hilarious and often insanely bizarre world of legal drama.

The small ensemble cast features Nate Mattingly (Hamlet, Frontiers) and the Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artists, Anna Laurenzo (Buried Alive | Embedded, Frontiers), Trevor Martin (The Barber of Seville, Frontiers), Christina Pecce, and Andrew Surrena. Co-produced with Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee, Voir Dire will be directed by FWOpera favorite David Gately (La Traviata, The Barber of Seville) and conducted by Viswa Subbaraman in his FWOpera debut.

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Voir Dire (World Premiere)
Apr
23
2:00 PM14:00

Voir Dire (World Premiere)

ORDER IN THE COURT! FWOPERA’S 2014 FRONTIERS SHOWCASE WINNER BRINGS DRAMATIC, FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS OF LOVE, DEATH AND JUSTICE TO THE STAGE.

MATTHEW PETERSON Composer

JASON ZENCKA Librettist

The operatic action continues across the street from Bass Hall at McDavid Studio, with the 2017 Opera Unbound production of Voir Dire. Written by composer Matthew Peterson and librettist Jason Zencka, this explosive opera was selected as a winner of the 2014 FWOpera Frontiers showcase, and returns to the Festival stage this season for its world premiere. Adapted from various court cases witnessed by the librettist during his time as a crime reporter, the opera takes place in a courtroom and plays out in a series of colorful vignettes that give audiences an insider’s look into the fascinating, hilarious and often insanely bizarre world of legal drama.

The small ensemble cast features Nate Mattingly (Hamlet, Frontiers) and the Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artists, Anna Laurenzo (Buried Alive | Embedded, Frontiers), Trevor Martin (The Barber of Seville, Frontiers), Christina Pecce, and Andrew Surrena. Co-produced with Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee, Voir Dire will be directed by FWOpera favorite David Gately (La Traviata, The Barber of Seville) and conducted by Viswa Subbaraman in his FWOpera debut.

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Carmen
Apr
22
7:30 PM19:30

Carmen

BIZET’S CLASSIC TALE OF SEDUCTION AND REVENGE, LED BY ONE OF OPERA’S GREATEST FEMME FATALES.

GEORGES BIZET Composer

HENRI MEILHAC AND LUDOVIC HALÉVY Librettists

FWOpera presents the perfectly balanced season with Bizet’s operatic tour de force Carmen. Set against an alluring Spanish landscape, this classic tale of love, lust, jealousy and vengeful crimes of passion is sure to captivate audiences in a zesty, traditional production. Leading the cast as the fiery femme fatale is mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock (With Blood, With Ink) in the title role. A world-renowned interpreter of the character, she’ll be joined on stage by Robert Watson, who will make his FWOpera debut in the notoriously difficult role of her lover, Don José.

Rounding out the cast is Craig Irvin (Silent Night) as the brash bullfighter Escamillo and former FWOpera Studio Artist, Kerriann Otaño (Cosí fan tutte), as the young Micaëla. Christina Pecce will perform the role of Frasquita. FWOpera Music Director Joe Illick will conduct Bizet’s memorable score with David Lefkowich (Il Trovatore, La Bohème) returning to direct.

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Sing In The New Year
Dec
31
6:00 PM18:00

Sing In The New Year

What do you do on New Year’s Eve BEFORE your big party plans? Come "Sing in the New Year" at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minnesota! Featuring a roster of exciting young professional talent, this concert is sure to put you in the mood for a festive evening. 

Come and hear Stillwater natives Jack Swanson and Clark Weyrauch along with Keith Browning, Carolyn Höhle, Anna Bridgman, Christina Pecce, Michael Hewitt and this year Mary Swanson sing your favorite holiday classics, show tunes, and standards. Roderick Phipps Kettlewell will be on the piano. 

Only $10 dollars for students (ID required) and $20 for the graduated. Cash or check at the door. We’ll be accepting additional donations to help our friends cover their flights.

To place tickets on reserve:
singinthenewyear@gmail.com

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Opera Shots at Lola's Trailer Park
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Opera Shots at Lola's Trailer Park

It's time for another round of OPERA SHOTS! One of FWOpera's most popular events is back, and this time we're heading to Lola's Trailer Park, Fort Worth's premiere outdoor bar & music venue. Throw back some beers & cocktails at this West 7th gem, while a selection of crowd-pleasing arias and duets are performed by our Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artists and FWOpera chorus members.

Join us Tuesday, November 15 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, for an incredible night filled with awesome raffles, outdoorsy drinks, and operatic favorites!

WHERE:
Lola's Trailer Park
2735 W 5th
Fort Worth, Texas
(817) 759-9100

COST: FREE
AGE: 21 & UP

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