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2019 Spring Concert - 2020 Winter Concert - Aida + Sneak-Peek - La Bohème - Carmen + Sneak-Peek - Don Giovanni - L’Elisir d’Amore - Gianni Schicchi - Golden Jubilee Concert - Hansel & Gretel - Lucia di Lammermoor + Mad Scene - Madama Butterfly - The Magic Flute - Suor Angelica - The Tales of Hoffmann - Tosca - La Traviata - Il Trovatore (new: complete performance)


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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


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


La Bohème
Excerpts

Gregory Ortega, Conductor
Linda Lehr, Stage Director

The story of La Bohème

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
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.

Gregory Ortega, 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

Full cast list and summary


LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Complete
March 13, 2016

Conducted by Dmitry Glivinskiy
Directed by Linda Lehr

Full cast list and summary


Mad Scene
March 12, 2016

Broadway star Meghan Picerno sings the role of Lucia in the Mad Scene, from our March 12, 2016 performance of Lucia di Lammermoor. With Nathan Matticks (Enrico), Steven Fredericks (Raimondo), and Noelle Currie (Alisa).

Lucia, having been forced to marry Arturo for political reasons, has gone mad and murdered him in their bridal chamber. She interrupts the wedding festivities, hallucinating that she is marrying her true love, Edgardo.


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


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 Carlos Menchaca and Justin Brannan. Regina Opera programs have been proudly supported by a grant from Investors Foundation: investorsbankfoundation.org. Other major support is provided by the Donald C. Brace Foundation, Con Edison, Brooklyn Arts Council, Seijo Corporation, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, and Magnitude Capital.