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REGINA OPERA’S 50th SEASON

Regina Opera celebrates its 50th Season
with tragedy, comedy, a Golden Jubilee Concert,
and our premiere of Puccini’s last great opera!

Operas Sunday Concerts Free Performances


OPERAS

All operas are performed in the original language with English supertitles.
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Bizet Bizet: Carmen

The tragedy of a soldier and the gypsy who beguiles him.

Performances: November 23, 24, 30, and December 1, 2019, at 3 PM
Conducted by Gregory Ortega; staged by Linda Lehr

FREE SNEAK-PEEK PERFORMANCE with piano - November 19, 2019, at 7:30 PM

Puccini Puccini: Gianni Schicchi plus Golden Jubilee Concert

A death, greedy relatives, and a forged will make for classic comedy.

The Golden Jubilee Concert celebrates Regina Opera’s 50th anniversary and features our soloists singing classic opera pieces.

Performances: February 29, March 1, 7, & 8, 2020, at 3 PM
Conducted by Elizabeth Hastings; staged by Linda Lehr

Concert conducted by Gregory Ortega

FREE SNEAK-PEEK PERFORMANCE with piano - February 25, 2020, at 8 PM

Puccini Puccini: Turandot (with Alfano ending)

Puccini’s final work about a mythical prince who seeks the love of a cold princess. A Regina Opera Company premiere.

By arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, Sole Agent in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Casa Ricordi/Universal Music Publishing Ricordi S.R.L., publisher and copyright owner.

Performances: May 9, 10, 16, and 17, 2020, at 3 PM
Conducted by Gregory Ortega; staged by Linda Lehr

FREE SNEAK-PEEK PERFORMANCE with piano - May 4, 2020, at 7:30 PM

SUNDAY CONCERTS

Only $15 for an afternoon of great music!

All Sunday Concerts are performed at OLPH Catholic Academy of Brooklyn, 5902 6th Avenue, Brooklyn.

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Regina Pops - September 22, 2019, at 3 PM

Gotta Sing! - October 20, 2019, at 3 PM

Salute to Broadway - February 2, 2020, at 3 PM

50th Anniversary Gala Concert - March 29, 2020, at 3 PM

Swing Along Broadway - April 26, 2020, at 3 PM


FREE PERFORMANCES

Keep watching this space for performances you can enjoy for FREE!
New events are frequently added. Locations vary as noted.


November 19, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
FREE PERFORMANCE: Carmen
OLPH Catholic Academy of Brooklyn, 5902 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn

A free sneak peek at our latest opera production,
fully staged with piano accompaniment.
No tickets or reservations required.


February 25, 2020, at 8:00 p.m.
FREE PERFORMANCE: Gianni Schicchi
OLPH Catholic Academy of Brooklyn, 5902 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn

A free sneak peek at our latest opera production,
fully staged with piano accompaniment.
No tickets or reservations required.


May 4, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.
FREE PERFORMANCE: Turandot
OLPH Catholic Academy of Brooklyn, 5902 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn

A free sneak peek at our latest opera production,
fully staged with piano accompaniment.
No tickets or reservations required.


PREVIOUS FREE PERFORMANCES
2018-19

September 16, 2018, at 3 PM
FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT
Sunset Park Fifth Avenue Street Festival
Bandstand at 5323 5th Ave. (at 54th St.), Brooklyn

A one-hour free concert at the Sunset Park Fifth Avenue Street Festival,
hosted by the Sunset Park Business Improvement District,
featuring opera and Broadway selections and Italian songs, performed by Regina Opera soloists
Dilara Unsal and Elisa Sunshine - sopranos; Danny Oakden - baritone;
GeeSeop Kim - bass-baritone; and Maxine Feldman - pianist.
Bring your chair and enjoy the concert!


September 23, 2018, at 3 PM
FREE CONCERT
Raymour & Flanigan
66-26 Metropolitan Ave., #730
MIDDLE VILLAGE, QUEENS


A one-hour concert of opera and Broadway selections,
hosted by Raymour & Flanigan in their Middle Village showroom,
performed by Regina Opera soloists Abigail Mitchell and Rebecca Kidnie - sopranos,
Louis Riva - tenor, José Cuartas and David Tillistrand - baritones,
Richard Paratley, flutist, and Maxine Feldman, pianist.


November 13, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
FREE PERFORMANCE: Hansel & Gretel
OLPH Catholic Academy of Brooklyn, 5902 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn

A free sneak peek at our latest opera production,
fully staged with piano accompaniment.
No tickets or reservations required.


February 16, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.
FREE CONCERT
Embrace Winter Festival
Vesuvio Restaurant
7305 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn

Warm up with a free one-hour concert at Vesuvio Restaurant, part of the Embrace Winter Festival
sponsored by the Bay Ridge Arts & Cultural Alliance. The concert features opera and Broadway selections
performed by soprano Elena Jannicelli-Sandella, mezzo-soprano Hannah Kramer, tenor Paolo Buffagni,
and bass Gennady Vysotsky, accompanied by pianist Maxine Feldman and flutist Richard Paratley.


February 26, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
FREE PERFORMANCE: La Bohème
OLPH Catholic Academy of Brooklyn, 5902 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn

A free sneak peek at our latest opera production,
fully staged with piano accompaniment.
No tickets or reservations required.


March 24, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.
FREE CONCERT
Raymour & Flanigan
24 Union Square E
MANHATTAN

A free one-hour concert of opera and Broadway selections,
hosted by Raymour & Flanigan in their Union Square, Manhattan, showroom,
performed by Regina Opera soloists Taerra Pence - soprano, Erin Moll - mezzo-soprano,
Tai Collins - tenor; Brian Alvarado - baritone. Joining them will be Richard Paratley - flutist;
and Maxine Feldman - pianist.


April 6, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.
FREE CONCERT
Bay Ridge Library
7223 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn

A free one-hour concert of opera and Broadway selections, performed by Regina Opera soloists
Taerra Pence and Christa Hylton - sopranos, Maayan Voss de Bettancourt - mezzo-soprano,
and Gennady Vysotsky - basso, accompanied by flutist Richard Paratley and pianist Maxine Feldman.


April 10, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.
FREE CONCERT
Kings Highway Library
2115 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn

A free one-hour concert of opera and Broadway selections,
performed by Regina Opera soloists Bria Langer and Elena Jannicelli-Sandella, sopranos;
José Cuartas, baritone; and GeeSeop Kim - basso,
accompanied by Richard Paratley - flutist; and Maxine Feldman - pianist.


April 13 at 12:08 p.m.
Regina Opera Livestream on Facebook

Join us on Saturday, April 13, at 12:08 p.m., for a livestream on Facebook, sponsored by WQXR.
Two of the leads in our upcoming production of Il Trovatore, Alexis Cregger and Nathan Matticks, will sing part of the Act 4 duet.
The program is an introduction to OperaFest, the annual festival of opera sponsored by the New York Opera Alliance.
Ms. Cregger and Mr. Matticks will sing the roles of Leonora and Count DiLuna in our production on May 11 and May 19.
Note: This livestream is on Facebook only — it will not be broadcast on the radio.


May 6, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
FREE PERFORMANCE: Il Trovatore
OLPH Catholic Academy of Brooklyn, 5902 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn

A free sneak peek at our latest opera production,
fully staged with piano accompaniment, and featuring
some of our covers (understudies).
No tickets or reservations required.


June 29, 2019, at 12:00 p.m.
FREE CONCERT
Brighton Beach Library
16 Brighton First Rd. at Brighton Beach Ave., Brooklyn

The Brighton Beach Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library will host
a free one-hour concert as part of the library’s World Language Festival,
featuring operatic selections and songs in many languages performed by Regina Opera musical artists:
Taerra Pence, Dilara Unsal, and Elena Jannicelli-Sandella - sopranos;
Robert Garner - baritone; and Kirill Ulanov - guitarist; accompanied by
Richard Paratley - flutist and Victoria Ulanovskaya - pianist.


August 7, 2019, at 7 PM
FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT
Marine Park, Brooklyn
3000 Fillmore Ave. (near bocce courts)

As part of the Free Concert Series sponsored by State Senator Andrew Gounardes,
Regina Opera will present a 90-minute free outdoor concert of opera and Broadway selections,
performed by Regina Opera singers Taerra Pence and Elena Jannicelli-Sandella - sopranos;
Lindell O. Carter - tenor; Gennady Vysotsky - basso; Richard Paratley - flutist;
and Maxine Feldman - accompanist. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the music!
NOTE: In case of rain, the concert will be held inside the Carmine Carro Center near the bocce courts.

 

 

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