Music From Salem’s Listening Club
Saturday, July 30 @ 2pm (Hubbard Hall)
Saratoga Springs Public Library
Friday, August 5 @ 12pm
Saturday, August 6 at 7:30pm
(Mainstage), Giacomo Puccini
$35 General Admission
Cultures clash when a trusting young geisha marries an American naval officer stationed in Nagasaki. Puccini’s classic gut-wrenching music will be sung in Italian with a 21 piece orchestra and will lead the audience on an emotionally charged journey through innocence, betrayal and sacrifice towards a heartbreaking finale.
With conservatory production:
La pizza con funghi
(Hubbard Hall’s Freight Depot), Seymour Barab
Pay What You Will/$15 for Advance Reservations
This satiric 50 minute piece pokes good fun at opera seria with a story of four characters caught in a lovers’ quarrel, full of miscues and witty humor. Sung in English with piano, this piece presents a perfect pill for anyone who needs to remember to take opera less seriously.
Buy Tickets by clicking on the dates below!
August 10 Butterfly Final Dress, 7pm
August 12 Butterfly, 7pm
August 13 Butterfly, 7pm (dinner at 5:00, 6:30 preshow talk)
August 17 La Pizza con Funghi, 7pm
August 18 Butterfly, 7pm
August 19 La Pizza con Funghi, 7pm
August 20 Butterfly, 2pm (talkback, dinner at 5:00)
August 20 La Pizza con Funghi, 7pm (preshow talk at 6:30)
August 21 Butterfly 2pm
Opera Prix Fixe Dinner #1 – Sat. August 13 at 5:00pm-6:30pm
Opera Prix Fixe Dinner #2 – Sat. August 20 at 5:00pm-6:30pm
The cost of a dinner is $30 and each dinner is limited to 30 attendees.
Menu: An array of wood-fired pizzettas (both vegetarian and omnivore), salads, desserts, herbal teas and assorted beverages… made with fresh local ingredients from our Cambridge Community Garden and regional farms.
All conservatory performances are Pay What You Will, courtesy of The David and Janet R. Sheridan Foundation, The Golub Foundation, The JM McDonald Foundation, The Leo Cox Beach Philanthopic Foundation, The Peckham Family Foundation, The Sandy Hill Foundation, and The Vermont Country Store.
Final Butterfly Dress is also PWYW. Advance reservations for all PWYW performances are $15 (students and adults).
A 15% discount is offered to groups of 10 or more for performances or performances plus dinner. Call the Hall to reserve in advance: 518-677-2495.
The mission of HHOT is to provide classically trained singers and instrumentalists in New England and upstate New York greater opportunities to create something beautiful close to home, while also giving rural audiences the chance to enjoy an opera without having to spend the night in a city to do so. We also enjoy providing young artists with the chance to perform key roles in a nurturing environment alongside experienced professionals.
Special thanks to all of our housing hosts for HHOT 2016! These hosts help us make this season a success by welcoming our cast members into their own homes.
This year’s hosts include:
Ed and Lane Bruske, Wendy DuVall, Barbara and David Freund, Joann and David Fuller, Jeffrey and Fran Goldstone, Janet McGhee, Alix Jones, Zena and Thom Jones, Nancy Krauss, Caz and Kerry Lewis, Barbara and Steven Peterson, Lois and John Scheaff, Gail Schoenbeck, Larry Sconzo, and George and Sue Vanhook.
If you feel moved to offer up the best of Cambridge hospitality for any amount of time at all in exchange for this fabulous music festival in your backyard, please contact Alix Jones: email@example.com.