2013 - 2014 Season
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
September 28 & 29, October 4 & 5
Love, money, and you know that tune from somewhere ... that’s right, we’re back and what a night! Watch the clever Count Almaviva win the affections of the beautiful Rosina, much to the dismay of the scheming Dr. Bartolo! From the first notes of the overture to the final strains of the finale, you’ll smile and maybe even catch yourself humming along to Rossini’s great work.
Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci
January 11 & 12, 2014
The must-see, must-attend event of the post-Holiday season, our winter concert opera is just the thing to chase away those January blahs and send you into February with a song in your heart. This winter, spend another night at the opera with us and our double bill of classic one act operas, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. We might have simplified the staging and made the accompaniment more intimate, but your heart will still be moved by these two tales of love and life, Italian style.
Le nozze de Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
May 23, 24, 31 & June 1, 2014
The sequel to Rossini’s Barber of Seville, written 30 years before! See Mozart’s opera based on the play that was banned in Vienna! Dr. Bartolo is back and this time he has it in for Figaro, the man whose meddling cost Bartolo a wife. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll see why at the end of it all, Count Almaviva probably wishes that he was enjoying just another night at the opera.
Two thousand sixty-five lovers: quite a few nights at the opera!
Attempted rape, murder, forced-abduction, and adultery: a day (yes, just one) in the life of Don Giovanni. But before you go thinking he's all fun and games, remember that this man works hard at weaving an intricate web of lies and deceit that would make even the most skilled politician cringe. Did we mention that this is a comedy? Come explore Mozart's dark sense of humor in what is widely considered the best opera ever written: Don Giovanni. Wow! What a success! Record crowds and glowing remarks in the press, we closed out our third season with a bang!
Ariadne auf Naxos
January 26, 2013
January 26, 2013
Stranded on a rock with a horde of comedians? Just another night at the opera.
It's not often you get to see greek tragedy and burlesque performed on the same stage. You'd never expect to see them performed simultaneously. But when a dinner party runs long and the night's entertainment has to be curtailed, a young composer's masterpiece is suddenly overrun by a troupe of slapstick comedians. Come see this madcap mashup that would make the whole cast of Glee green with envy. Hub Opera presented this special One Night Only performance In Concert at the Kepler theater.
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Philosophy and Feathers: just another night at the opera.
It's a bird! It's a man! It's Papageno, and he's desperate for some wine and a girlfriend. His new friend, the Prince Tamino, has set out to rescue Pamina (herself the daughter of the Queen of the Night) who has been abducted and stashed away in a temple by Sarastro (the Priest of the Sun). Tamino is intent on dragging Papageno along for the adventure, and the fidgety fowl is proving to be quite the nuisance. Armed with some magical musical instruments, can these two really achieve their goals in a world where nothing is quite as it seems and enlightenment only comes to those willing to risk their very lives for it? Come find out in Mozart's fun, fizzy fairy tale, The Magic Flute.
*On September 21, we presented a matinée for Washington County elementary school students to introduce them to the magical world of opera!