Hubbard Hall Opera Theater
Building off of the rich tradition of arts in the Cambridge Valley, Hubbard Hall Opera Theater seeks to bring yet another element of culture to an already bustling center.
Serenata Italiana reprise!
The concert will feature music ranging from powerful and familiar arias by Verdi and Leoncavallo, to popular songs by Tosti, Donaudy and others. The stars of the evening will include soprano Rachele Schmiege whose voice was hailed by the Daily Gazette as “lustrous, agile, supply and soar[ing]” for her work with Hubbard Hall Opera Theater’s La Traviata, and Chris Nelson who has recently been praised as a “stand out” tenor with “a clear ringing tone” by Forbes Film. The quartet is rounded out by mezzo-soprano Brooke Larimer known by the Boston Phoenix as the ”impressive singing actor” with the wine-dark voice and internationally acclaimed baritone Patrick McNally who played Figaro to great success with Hubbard Hall Opera Theater this past summer. The concert will be accompanied by Tristan Cano on piano.
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), directed by Alan Hicks
In Barber of Seville, Count Almaviva, with substantial help from Figaro, wooed and won the lovely Rosina away from her crusty old ward and would-be husband, Dr. Bartolo. In The Marriage of Figaro, Beaumarchais continued their story. The Count has married Rosina but their marriage has gone sour because of his philandering. Figaro has quit barbering and is now the Count’s major-domo. He is engaged to Susanna, who is Countess Rosina’s maid — and the Count’s intended conquest. Old Bartolo is back to seek revenge on Figaro for taking Rosina away from him, with the help of the slimy music-master, Don Basilo. Adding to the fun are an amorous teenager, a scheming old maid, a drunken gardener, and a silly young girl. Much happens on a single “folle journée” — a crazy day. Run time: 2 hours. Lidiya Yankovskaya conducts.
Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), directed by Kirk Jackson
Wokshops are available for individual registration this summer, at $10 per class! Call the Hall to sign up. All classes are in the blackbox theater.
Featuring Aliana de la Guardia for a Suzuki Acting workshop: July 21 and 22, 6-8pm; July 22 and 23 10am-12pm
Featuring Christine Decker for an Improv workshop: July 23, 24 and 25 from 6-8pm – time and dates to be confirmed.
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.
Your Very Own Opera Singer!You can help us make this season a success by welcoming one of our cast members into your home. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us on Facebook!