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2019 Spring Concert - 2020 Winter Concert - 2021 Spring Concert - 2021 Winter Concert - 2021 Al Fresco Concert - 2021 Hadassah Holiday Concert - 2021 José Alejandro “Alex” Guzmán Memorial Concert - 2021 No Tricks, All Treats Concert - 2022 Make Music New York Concert - 50th Anniversary Concert - 52nd Anniversary Gala Concert - Aida + Sneak-Peek - Un Ballo in Maschera - La Bohème - Carmen + Sneak-Peek - Don Giovanni - L’Elisir d’Amore Excerpt - L’Elisir d’Amore Complete - Gianni Schicchi - Golden Jubilee Concert - Hansel & Gretel - Lucia di Lammermoor - Madama Butterfly - The Magic Flute - Suor Angelica - The Tales of Hoffmann - Tosca - La Traviata - Il Trovatore


2019 Spring Concert
April 28, 2019
Excerpt

The world premieres of three pieces by then 13-year-old composer Julian Raheb:
Eternal Red (April 2019), The Desert (October 2018), and The Heat (April 2018).

Dmitry Glivinskiy - piano
Richard Paratley - flute
Mikhail Parkhomovsky - violin
Galina Ivannikova - mezzo-soprano
Barry Kornhauser - cello

Lyrics to The Heat


2020 Winter Concert
February 2, 2020
Excerpts

Featuring operatic favorites and the world premiere
of a quartet by 14-year-old composer Julian Raheb.

Concert program with summaries of vocal pieces


2021 Spring Concert
Newly recorded in December 2020

Featuring Regina Opera soloists singing operatic favorites.

Concert program with summaries of vocal pieces


2021 Winter Concert
Newly recorded in December 2020

Featuring Regina Opera soloists singing operatic favorites,
and 15-year-old piano prodigy Julian Villanueva Raheb
playing works by Chopin and Beethoven.

Concert program with summaries of vocal pieces


2021 No Tricks, All Treats
Concert

October 31, 2021

Featuring Jennifer Gliere - soprano; Carami Hilaire - soprano; Paolo Buffagni - tenor; José Cuartas - baritone; Julian Villanueva Raheb - pianist; Richard Paratley - flutist; Mikhail Parkhomovsky - violinist; Martha Siegel - cellist; Dmitry Glivinskiy - pianist.

Concert program with summaries of vocal pieces


2022 Make Music New York Concert
June 21, 2022

Featuring Lisa Bryce, soprano; Lara Tillotson, mezzo; Josh LeRose, tenor; Samuel Flores, baritone; Mikhail Parkhomovsky, violinist; Richard Paratley, flutist; and Catherine Miller, piano accompanist

Concert program with summaries of vocal pieces


50th ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT
Newly Recorded in November 2020

Ring in the New Year as we celebrate Regina Opera’s 50th Anniversary with five of our stellar solosts, who sing your favorite opera selections and Italian songs in a newly recorded concert.

Taerra Pence Chiba - soprano
Kimberly Lloyd - soprano
Dilara Unsal - soprano
Lara Michole Tillotson - mezzo-soprano
Paolo Buffagni - tenor
Dmitry Glivinskiy - pianist

Part I

1) O sole mio - di Capua - Paolo Buffagni
2) Core ’ngrato - Cartillo - Paolo Buffagni
3) Dew Fairy’s aria - Hansel and Gretel - Humperdinck - Taerra Pence Chiba
4) Deh vieni, non tardar - The Marriage of Figaro - Mozart - Taerra Pence Chiba
5) Voi lo sapete, o mamma - Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni - Lara Michole Tillotson
6) Condotta ell’era in ceppi - Il Trovatore - Verdi - Lara Michole Tillotson
7) Tacea la notte placida - Il Trovatore - Verdi - Dilara Unsal
8) D’amor sull’ali rosee - Il Trovatore - Verdi - Dilara Unsal
9) Senza mamma - Suor Angelica - Puccini - Kimberly Lloyd
10) La donna è mobile - Rigoletto - Verdi - Paolo Buffagni

Concert program with summaries


Part II

1) Sola, perduta, abbandonata - Manon Lescaut - Puccini - Kimberly Lloyd
2) Vesti la giubba - I Pagliacci - Leoncavallo - Paolo Buffagni
3) Ch’ella mi creda - La Fanciulla del West - Puccini - Paolo Buffagni
4) Sempre libera - La Traviata - Verdi - Taerra Pence Chiba
5) Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix - Samson et Dalila - Saint-Saëns - Lara Michole Tillotson
6) Veil Song - Don Carlos - Verdi - Lara Michole Tillotson
7) Vissi d’arte - Tosca - Puccini - Kimberly Lloyd
8) Ritorna vincitor - Aida - Verdi - Dilara Unsal
9) O patria mia - Aida - Verdi - Dilara Unsal
10) Torna a Surriento - De Curtis - Paolo Buffagni

Concert program with summaries


52nd ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT
May 1, 2022

Concert Program with summaries of vocal pieces


Aida
Excerpts
May 2018

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

The story of Aida

Celeste Aida

The High Priest Ramfis hints that Isis has chosen Radames to command the Egyptian forces in a war against Ethiopia. Radames is thrilled at the idea that he might return triumphant – to his beloved Aida.

José Heredia, Radames
Hyong Sik Jo, Ramfis


O patria mia

Aida, the enslaved daughter of the Ethiopian king, fears that she will never see her homeland again.

Carami Hilaire, Aida


Act III Duet: Pur ti riveggo

Radames assures Aida of his love and promises that, once the invasion of Ethiopia is over, he will be able to marry her.

Dilara Unsal, Aida
Paolo Buffagni, Radames


Act IV, Scene 1:
Duet and Judgment Scene

Amneris offers to save Radames if he gives up Aida. He refuses and is led away to trial.

Lara Tillotson, Amneris
José Heredia, Radames
Antoine Hodges, Ramfis


Aida
Complete Sneak-Peek Performance

Regina Opera’s regular opera productions are fully staged with full orchestra. For every production, we also present a free-admission “sneak-peek” performance, fully staged with piano accompaniment, featuring a mix of understudies/covers and regular cast members. This recording is the complete sneak-peek performance of our 2018 Aida.

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

Aida: Kimberly Lloyd
Radames: Lindell O. Carter
Amneris: Hannah Kramer
Amonasro: David Robinson
King: David Tillistrand
Ramfis: Hyong Sik Jo
Messenger: Justin Scott Randolph
High Priestess: Arina Ayzen

The story of Aida


UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
Complete
November 30, 2014

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

Full cast list and summary


La Bohème
Complete
May 21, 2022

Elizabeth Hastings, Conductor and Stage Director

Full cast list and summary


Excerpts

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

Act III (complete)

Mimi seeks Marcello’s help because Rodolfo has left her out of jealousy, as she believes. But Rodolfo confesses to Marcello that he actually left because he fears his poverty will make her illness worse. Mimi sadly bids Rodolfo farewell, but they decide to stay together until Spring as Marcello and Musetta bicker.

Christina Rohm, Mimi
Hyunho Cho, Rodolfo
Scott Lefurgy, Marcello
Carami Hilaire, Musetta


Act IV, Sono andati to end

The dying Mimi reaffirms her love for Rodolfo, then passes away among her friends.

Christina Rohm, Mimi
Hyunho Cho, Rodolfo
Scott Lefurgy, Marcello
Carami Hilaire, Musetta
José Cuartas, Schaunard
Geeseop Kim, Colline


CARMEN
Complete
December 1, 2019

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

Full cast list and summary


Carmen
Excerpts

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

Full cast list and summary

Toreador Song

The toreador Escamillo recounts his triumphs in the corrida.

Nobuki Momma, Escamillo
Caroline Tye, Carmen
Cate Webber, Frasquita
Charlotte Merz, Mercedes
Gennadiy Vysotskiy, Zuniga


Quintet

Carmen, Frasquita, and Mercedes meet with El Dancaïro and El Remendado to plan a smuggling venture.

Caroline Tye, Carmen
Cate Webber, Frasquita
Charlotte Merz, Mercedes
Kevin Rockower, Dancaïro
Joshua LeRose, Remendado


Flower Song

Don José declares his passion for Carmen.

Caroline Tye, Carmen
Peter Hakjoon Kim, Don José


Carmen
Complete Sneak-Peek Performance

November 19, 2019

Regina Opera’s regular opera productions are fully staged with full orchestra. For every production, we also present a free-admission “sneak-peek” performance, fully staged with piano accompaniment, featuring a mix of understudies/covers and regular cast members. This recording is the complete sneak-peek performance of our 2019 Carmen.

Felipe Tristan, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director
Carmen: Caroline Tye
Don José: Christopher Trapani
Micaëla: Jennifer Gliere*
Escamillo: Nobuki Momma
Zuniga: Geeseop Kim
Morales: Brian Ballard
Frasquita: Kaori Iwasaki*
Mercedes: Katherine Doe*
Dancaïro: David Tillistrand
Remendado: Adam Goldstein*
Guide: Thomas Geib
Lillas Pastia: Roger Ohlsen
*cover

The story of Carmen


DON GIOVANNI
Complete
November 26, 2016

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

Full cast list and summary


Don Giovanni
Excerpts
November 27, 2016

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

The story of Don Giovanni

Act I Trio and Duet

Leporello waits for his master Don Giovanni outside Donna Anna’s house. Giovanni and Anna appear, struggling. Her father challenges Giovanni to a duel and is killed. Leporello and Giovanni escape. Anna makes her betrothed, Don Ottavio, swear to avenge her father’s death.

Nathan Matticks, Don Giovanni
Luis Alvarado, Leporello
Christina Rohm, Donna Anna
Christopher Nelson, Don Ottavio
Antoine Hodge, Commendatore


Ah, fuggi il traditor

Donna Elvira, one of Don Giovanni’s victims, warns the newlywed peasant Zerlina to stay away from him.

Zhanna Alkhazova, Donna Elvira
Nathan Matticks, Don Giovanni
Hannah Stone, Zerlina


Or sai che l’onore

Donna Anna, recognizing Don Giovanni as the man who attacked her, tells Don Ottavio about Giovanni’s rape attempt and again begs him to seek vengeance.

Nathan Matticks, Don Giovanni
Christina Rohm, Donna Anna
Christopher Nelson, Don Ottavio


Act I Finale

At his ball, Don Giovanni drags Zerlina away. Her husband Masetto, Don Ottavio, Donna Anna, and Donna Elvira threaten Giovanni. Using Leporello as a shield, Giovanni escapes.

Zhanna Alkhazova, Donna Elvira
Christina Rohm, Donna Anna
Luis Alvarado, Leporello
Christopher Nelson, Don Ottavio
Hannah Stone, Zerlina
Jonathan Hare, Masetto


Act II Sextet

Leporello, disguised as Don Giovanni, is trying to find a way to escape from Donna Elvira, but is confronted and unmasked by Don Ottavio, Donna Anna, Zerlina, and Masetto.

Zhanna Alkhazova, Donna Elvira
Christina Rohm, Donna Anna
Luis Alvarado, Leporello
Christopher Nelson, Don Ottavio
Hannah Stone, Zerlina
Jonathan Hare, Masetto


Mi tradì

Donna Elvira laments Don Giovanni’s betrayal.

Zhanna Alkhazova, Donna Elvira


L’Elisir d’Amore
Excerpt

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

The story of L’Elisir d’Amore

Prendi, per me sei libero

Adina tells Nemorino that she has bought back his commission so he won’t have to join the army, finally admitting that she loves him.

Sarah Moulton Faux, Adina
Heejae Kim, Nemorino


GIANNI SCHICCHI
Complete
March 8, 2020

Conducted by Elizabeth Hastings
Directed by Linda Lehr

Full cast list and summary


GOLDEN JUBILEE CONCERT
Complete

Conducted by Gregory Ortega

Concert program with summaries

March 7, 2020


March 8, 2020


Ella giammai m’amò
March 7, 2020

Bass Antoine Hodge sings “Ella giammai m’amò” from Verdi’s Don Carlo, in which the elderly King Philip laments that his young wife, whom he married for political reasons, never loved him.


Hansel and Gretel
Complete
Nov. 25, 2018

Conducted by José Alejandro Guzmán
Directed by Linda Lehr

Full cast list and summary


LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Complete
March 13, 2016

Conducted by Dmitry Glivinskiy
Directed by Linda Lehr

FFull cast list and summary


Madama Butterfly
Complete
March 11, 2018

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

Full cast list and summary


THE MAGIC FLUTE
Complete
June 10, 2012

Conducted by José Alejandro Guzmán
Directed by Linda Lehr

Full cast list and summary


SUOR ANGELICA
Complete
March 10, 2013

Conducted by Scott Jackson Wiley
Directed by Linda Lehr

Full cast list and summary


THE TALES OF HOFFMANN
Complete
June 4, 2011

Conducted by Scott Jackson Wiley
Directed by Linda Lehr

Full cast list and summary


TOSCA
Selections
March 12, 2017

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director
Megan Nielsen, Tosca
José Heredia, Cavaradossi
Peter Hakjoon Kim, Scarpia

Act I:
Recondita armonia
Mario, Mario, Mario
Te Deum

Act II:
Se la giurata fede debbo tradir (Già mi struggea l’amor)
Vissi d’arte

The story of Tosca


La Traviata
Complete
November 25, 2017

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

Full cast list and summary


IL TROVATORE
Complete
May 11, 2019

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

The story of Il Trovatore


Il Trovatore
Excerpts

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

The story of Il Trovatore

Tacea la notte
May 18, 2019

Leonora tells Ines of a mysterious troubador who serenaded her one night.

Dilara Unsal, Leonora
Aida Carducci, Ines


Act I Trio
May 18, 2019

The troubador Manrico is serenading Leonora when the jealous Count di Luna attacks him.

Gerardo Gaytan, Manrico
Dilara Unsal, Leonora
Robert Garner, Count di Luna


D’amor sull’ali rosee
May 18, 2019

Leonora implores the wind to take her sighs of love to the imprisoned Manrico.

Alexis Cregger, Leonora


Act IV - Count/Leonora Duet
May 12, 2019

Leonora offers herself to the Count if he will spare Manrico. He agrees, but she secretly drinks poison concealed in her ring.

Nathan Matticks, Count di Luna
Alexis Cregger, Leonora



"AL FRESCO CONCERT PART I"
MAY 2 2021

Enjoy great music presented by Regina Opera Company in the " Great Outdoors "

(AKA The Our Lady of Perpetual Help Schoolyard ).

Artists of Regina Opera Company
Sarah Moulton Faux - soprano
Lara Tillotson - mezzo-soprano
Heejae Kim - tenor
Jonathan R. Green - baritone
John Dominick III - basso
Richard Paratley - flutist;
Julian Villanueva Raheb - piano soloist
Jiin Jung and Dmitry Glivinskiy - piano accompanists

1 Libiamo; Un di felice - La Traviata - Verdi - Sarah Moulton Faux & Heejae Kim
2 Cortigiani - Rigoletto - Verdi - Jonathan R. Green
3 Seguidille - Carmen - Bizet - Lara Tillotson
4 Il lacerato spiritu - Simon Boccanegra - Verdi - John Dominick III
5 Fantaisie Impromptu - Chopin - Julian Villanueva Raheb
6 Je veux vivre - Romeo et Juliet - Gounod - Sarah Moulton Faux
7 Ach so Fromm (M’appari) - Martha - Flotow - Heejae Kim
8 Largo al factotum - The Barber of Seville - Rossini - Jonathan R. Green

 


Part II

1 Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix - Samson et Dalilah- Saint-Saëns - Lara Tillotson

2 Abendlich strahlt der Somme Auge - Das Reingold - Wagner - John Dominick III -

3 Intermezzo - Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni - Richard Paratley

4 Villanelle - Eva Dell'Acqua - Sarah Moulton Faux

5 Una furtiva lagrima - L'Elisir d'amore - Donizetti - Heejae Kim

6 Eri tu - Un ballo in maschera- Verdi - Jonathan R. Green

7 Sempre libera - La Traviata - Verdi - Sarah Moulton Faux

8 Una Voce poco fa - The Barber of Seville - Rossini - Lara Tillotson

9 Madamina -Don Giovanni - Mozart - John Dominick III


L'ELISIR D'AMORE
Complete Opera
May 21, 2017

Conducted by Gregory Ortega
Directed by Linda Lehr

The Cast and Story of L’Elisir d’Amore


Memorial Concert for
Maestro José Alejandro “Alex” Guzmán
Newly recorded in November 2021

Featuring Regina Opera soloists and orchestra with selections
from The Marriage of Figaro, Fidelio, Otello,
Don Giovanni, Manon Lescaut, and Cavalleria Rusticana.

Concert program with summaries of vocal pieces


HADASSAH HOLIDAY CONCERT
December 6, 2021
East Midwood Jewish Center

Cameron Pieper, piano
Mikhail Parkhomovsky, violin
Richard Paratley, flute

Featuring selections by Enrico Toselli, Jules Massenet, J.S. Bach, Sergei Rachmaninov, Georges Bizet, Frederic Chopin, Vittorio Monti, and Abraham Goldfaden.

Full concert program


Regina Opera programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Major support is provided by New York City Council Members Alexa Avilés and Justin Brannan. The Regina Opera Company’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Regina Opera thanks all its donors.