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09 FEB 2016

SCIENCE CAFE @ The Slowdown

FREE EVENT - Tuesday, Febuary 9, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

 

Opera Omaha has partnered with The Slowdown and Science Cafe to bring you Hogs, Dogs & Pox: Public Policy & Public Health in Early Omaha, a discussion on public health policy in early Omaha led by Barbara Hewins-Maroney, Ph.D.

Dr. Hewins-Maroney received a doctorate in educational psychology from UNO, an undergraduate degree in sociology and a master’s degree in urban studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of New Mexico.

Her teaching interests include: public health, civic engagement, and metropolitan development.  She is currently involved in historical research focusing on African Americans in Nebraska and public health policies and practices that affect that population.  She also does research on educational policies and practices affecting diversity initiatives in the public sector.

Science Cafés involve a face-to-face conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone (21 and older) and take place in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses. Each meeting is organized around an interesting topic of conversation. A scientist gives a brief presentation followed by a question and answer period.

Location: The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Omaha, NE 68102

Pizza will be provided for the first 50 people. For more information about Science Cafes, go to www.unmc.edu/sciencecafe. Podcasts of previous Science Cafes also are available on the website or available for download on iTunes here.

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12 FEB 2016

THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST @ The Orpheum Theater

Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:30 p.m.



A LOVER'S RUSH

Set in the saloon of a California mining camp during the Gold Rush, La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West) has all the grit and grandeur of our greatest western films.  Puccini’s soaring melodies provide the heartbeat of a dramatic love story filled with passion, redemption, and forgiveness.  This period production will be directed by Lillian Groag (Carmen, 2013) and is sure to be a highlight of Westward O!, a city-wide arts festival celebrating the frontier and American West.  Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Additional performance: Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2 p.m.

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14 FEB 2016

THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST @ The Orpheum Theater

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2 p.m.



A LOVER'S RUSH

Set in the saloon of a California mining camp during the Gold Rush, La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West) has all the grit and grandeur of our greatest western films.  Puccini’s soaring melodies provide the heartbeat of a dramatic love story filled with passion, redemption, and forgiveness.  This period production will be directed by Lillian Groag (Carmen, 2013) and is sure to be a highlight of Westward O!, a city-wide arts festival celebrating the frontier and American West.  Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

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05 MAR 2016

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

MANON LESCAUT (Giacomo Puccini)
Saturday, March 5, 2016

Photo by Kristian Schuller/Metropolitan Opera

Puccini's Manon Lescaut continues the 2015-16 season of The Met: Live in HD series at Film Streams.

The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Kaufmann is the dashing student who desperately woos her. Director Richard Eyre places the action in occupied France in a film noir setting. “Desperate passion” is the phrase Puccini himself used to describe the opera that confirmed his position as the preeminent Italian opera composer of his day. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the stirring score.

11:00am     Prelude Talk by
                      Opera Omaha's Engagement Programs Manager
                      DIMITRI KONTOS

11:55am     Live Broadcast

Estimated Broadcast Run Time: Approx. 3 hrs. 8 mins.

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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09 MAR 2016

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

Encore: MANON LESCAUT (Giacomo Puccini)
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Photo by Kristian Schuller/Metropolitan Opera

An encore screening of Puccini's Manon Lescaut, part of the 2015-16 season of The Met: Live in HD series at Film Streams.

The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Kaufmann is the dashing student who desperately woos her. Director Richard Eyre places the action in occupied France in a film noir setting. “Desperate passion” is the phrase Puccini himself used to describe the opera that confirmed his position as the preeminent Italian opera composer of his day. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the stirring score.

6:00pm     Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: Approx. 3 hrs. 8 mins.

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers,
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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12 MAR 2016

Semele 2016 Gala

Gala chairs Richard D. Holland and Marian Leary invite you to join Opera Omaha for a gala previewing a new production of Handel’s Semele and honoring Frederick J. Simon.

Saturday · March 12, 2016 · 6 p.m. Paxton & Vierling Steel Co. 501 Avenue H, Carter Lake, IA

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by followed by dinner and entertainment throughout the evening

Valet Parking | Cocktail Attire

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01 APR 2016

MIDDAY MUSIC @ Opera Omaha's Rehearsal Room

Semele (George Frideric Handel)
Friday, April 1, 2016, 12:15 -12:45 p.m.

Join us for this free 30-minute crash course into Handel’s tragic opera, Semele, hosted by Opera Omaha's Director James Darrah. Featuring musical excerpts performed by the cast of Opera Omaha's production.

Tables will be set, so bring a meal and make the most of your lunch hour.

Director James Darrah will provide the audience with a quick taste of the story behind Handel's tragedy, and give some behind-the-scenes insight into his new Opera Omaha production. An audience Q&A will follow this half-hour program. No reservations are necessary.

Location: Opera Omaha Rehearsal Room
                 1850 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68102

Entrance located on S.19th Street between Farnam & Douglas Streets

For a complete schedule for Midday Music, click here.

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02 APR 2016

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Giacomo Puccini)
Saturday, April 2, 2016

Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Puccini's Madama Butterfly continues the 2015-16 season of The Met: Live in HD series at Film Streams.

Anthony Minghella's breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. Kristine Opolais reprises her acclaimed portrayal of the title role, opposite Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly's heart. Hei-Kyung Hong and Massimo Giordano star in a second set of performances. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.

11:00am     Prelude Talk by 
                      University of Nebraska-Lincoln's
                      Professor of Voice, Director of Opera
                      WILLIAM SHOMOS

11:55am     Live Broadcast

Estimated Broadcast Run Time: Approx. 3 hrs. 18 min.

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers,
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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06 APR 2016

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

Encore: MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Giacomo Puccini)
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

An encore screening of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, part of the 2015-16 season of The Met: Live in HD series at Film Streams.

Anthony Minghella's breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. Kristine Opolais reprises her acclaimed portrayal of the title role, opposite Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly's heart. Hei-Kyung Hong and Massimo Giordano star in a second set of performances. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.

6:00pm     Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: Approx. 3 hrs. 18 min.

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers,
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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08 APR 2016

SEMELE @ The Orpheum Theater

Friday, April 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m.



A BURNING DESIRE

Visionary director James Darrah and his creative team Chromatic (Agrippina, 2014 and A Flowering Tree, 2015) return to Opera Omaha with a new production of Handel’s Semele – a darkly comic mythological story of a mortal woman’s tryst with a dangerous god.  Featuring some of Handel's most glorious orchestral and virtuosic vocal writing, Semele is an opera of unbridled lust, jealousy, and revenge.  Early music specialist and Grammy® winning conductor, Stephen Stubbs (Agrippina, 2014), will lead another exceptional ensemble of artists.  Sung in English with English supertitles.

Additional performance: Sunday, April 10, 2015, 2 p.m.

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10 APR 2016

SEMELE @ The Orpheum Theater

Sunday, April 10, 2015, 2 p.m.



A BURNING DESIRE

Visionary director James Darrah and his creative team Chromatic (Agrippina, 2014 and A Flowering Tree, 2015) return to Opera Omaha with a new production of Handel’s Semele – a darkly comic mythological story of a mortal woman’s tryst with a dangerous god.  Featuring some of Handel's most glorious orchestral and virtuosic vocal writing, Semele is an opera of unbridled lust, jealousy, and revenge.  Early music specialist and Grammy® winning conductor, Stephen Stubbs (Agrippina, 2014), will lead another exceptional ensemble of artists.  Sung in English with English supertitles.

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16 APR 2016

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

ROBERTO DEVEREAUX (Graetano Donizetti)
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Photo by Kristian Schuller/Metropolitan Opera

Donizetti's Roberto Devereaux continues the 2015-16 season of The Met: Live in HD series at Film Streams.

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills—and not attempted on a New York stage since. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini. As with the earlier Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda, the production is by Sir David McVicar, who with this staging completes an enormously ambitious directorial accomplishment.

11:00am     Prelude Talk by
                      Omaha Under the Radar's Founder & Director
                      AMANDA DEBOER BARTLETT

11:55am     Live Broadcast

Estimated Broadcast Run Time: Approx. 3 hrs. 5 min.

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers,
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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20 APR 2016

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

Encore: ROBERTO DEVEREAUX (Graetano Donizetti)
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Photo by Kristian Schuller/Metropolitan Opera

An encore screening of Donizetti's Roberto Devereaux, part of the 2015-16 season of The Met: Live in HD series at Film Streams.

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills—and not attempted on a New York stage since. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini. As with the earlier Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda, the production is by Sir David McVicar, who with this staging completes an enormously ambitious directorial accomplishment.

6:00pm     Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: Approx. 2 hrs. 40 min.

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers,
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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30 APR 2016

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

ELEKTRA (Richard Strauss)
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Photo by Kristian Schuller/Metropolitan Opera

Strauss' Elektra wraps up the 2015-16 season of The Met: Live in HD series at Film Streams.

The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Strauss’s mighty take on Greek myth.

11:00am     Prelude Talk by 
                      Opera Omaha's General Director
                     
ROGER WEITZ

11:55am     Live Broadcast

Estimated Broadcast Run Time: Approx. 1 hr. 45 min.

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers, 
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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04 MAY 2016

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

Encore: ELEKTRA (Richard Strauss)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Photo by Kristian Schuller/Metropolitan Opera

An encore screening of Strauss' Elektra concludes the 2015-16 season of The Met: Live in HD series at Film Streams.

The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Strauss’s mighty take on Greek myth.

6:00pm     Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: Approx. 1 hr. 45 min.

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


$24 General
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers,
        Met Members
$10 Students (with valid school ID)

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2015-2016 Season

Opera Outdoors

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The Barber of Seville

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La Fanciulla Del West

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Semele

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