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18 FEB 2017

2017 TEDx UNO: Juxtaposition

Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Strauss Performing Arts Center | 6305 University Drive North, Omaha, NE 68182

TEDx

Join us as our Così fan tutte production designer Julia Noulin-Mérat participates as one of this year’s speakers for a TEDTalk that show an unexpected viewpoint, or two sides of the same story at TEDxUNO: Juxtaposition! Throughout the afternoon, you’ll hear from 13 speakers about a huge range of topics such as terrorism, disease, marriage, communication, activism, or music, from seemingly contradictory viewpoints, but in a way that tells a cohesive and interesting story.

To learn more about TEDxUNO and the rest of this year’s speakers, CLICK HERE.

To purchase tickets for the event, CLICK HERE.
General Admission Ticket: $25
UNO Student Ticket: $10

A triple American, Canadian and French citizen, Julia Noulin-Mérat is the principal designer at Noulin-Mérat Studio, an intrepid NYC production design firm that specializes in Theater, Film & TV, with an emphasis in Opera and immersive site specific theatre. In addition to her work as Associate Producer for Boston Lyric Opera, Ms. Noulin-Mérat is Director of Design and Production for Guerilla Opera and resident set designer for Attic Theater in New York.

She has designed over 300 opera, theater, immersive shows and television productions, including: Bluebeard’s Castle at Opera Omaha; Sumeida’s Song and 27 at Pittsburgh Opera; Clemency, In the Penal Colony and La Traviata at Boston Lyric Opera;  Madama Butterfly at Opera New Jersey and El Paso Opera; Giver of Light, Loose Wet Perforated, Heart of a Dog, Say it Ain’t So, Joe, Gallo, Troubled Water, Pedr Solis and No Exit at Guerilla Opera;  L’Heure Espagnole and Scalia/Ginsburg at Castleton Festival; The Barber of Seville at LoftOpera; and La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers at Gotham Chamber Opera.

Her television work includes Guiding Light and Inside the Actor's Studio. Her studio has created environments for the New York Aquarium, the Bronx Zoo, The Intrepid, Grand Central and Times Square.

Last season, Ms. Noulin-Mérat earned ArtsImpulse’s Award Best Boston Set Design for her production of The Rape of Lucretia and Best Opera for Gallo. The 2016-17 Season started with her designing La Traviata for Pittsburgh Opera and Peter Pan in a 50,000 feet immersive show in Beijing. Ms. Noulin-Mérat returns to Opera Omaha in February to design Mozart’s Così fan tutte before heading back to Boston Lyric Opera for Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress.

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18 FEB 2017

William Blake Writing Workshop

Saturday, Februay 18, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Opera Omaha's Rehearsal Studio | 1850 Farnam St. Omaha, NE 68102
FREE WORKSHOP geared for students in grades 7-12

Eventbrite - William Blake Writing Workshop

Opera Omaha and the Nebraska Writers Collective host a poetry writing workshop centered around the work of English poet Willaim Blake.

Nebraska Writers Collective's Matt Mason, along with Kevin Lawler, the librettist and director of a new opera on Blake, Stranger from Paradise, will dive into the life and works of Blake while coaching students on their own poetic compositions. Features a segment by visual artist Paula Wallace, in which students will learn how to create images around their words in a manner assimilated to Blake. 

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25 FEB 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

RUSALKA (Antonín Dvorák)
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Rusalka
Photo by Kristian Schuller/Metropolitan Opera

Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Director Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.

11:00 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:55 a.m. Live broadcast

Estimated Run Time: 4 hrs. 5 min.

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


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

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01 MAR 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

Encore: RUSALKA (Antonín Dvorák)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Rusalka
Photo by Kristian Schuller/Metropolitan Opera

Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Director Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 4 hrs. 5 min.

 Synopsis & Cast Sheet


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

 

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11 MAR 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

LA TRAVIATA (Giuseppe Verdi)
Saturday, March 11, 2017

La Traviata
Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

11:00 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:55 a.m. Live broadcast

Estimated Run TIme: 2 hrs. 55 min.

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


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

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15 MAR 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

Encore: LA TRAVIATA (Giuseppe Verdi)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

La Traviata
Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs. 55 min.

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


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

 

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25 MAR 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

IDOMENEO (W.A. Mozart)
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Idomeneo
Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness.

11:00 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:55 a.m. Live Broadcast

Estimated Run Time: 4 hrs. 20 min.

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


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

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25 MAR 2017

Opera Omaha Gala

Saturday, March 25, 2017
The Lee & Helene Sapp Field House at UNO
6:00 p.m. (Cocktails) | 7:00 p.m. (Dinner and Program) | 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. (After Party)

 Cocktail dress | Valet parking | Chairs: Gail and Mike Yanney

 

29 MAR 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

Encore: IDOMENEO (W.A. Mozart)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Idomeneo
Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness.

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 4 hrs. 20 min.

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


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

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14 APR 2017

MIDDAY MUSIC @ Opera Omaha's Rehearsal Room

Flight (Jonathan Dove)
Friday, April 14, 2017, 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Midday Music

FREE EVENT- Join us for this free 30-minute crash course into Jonathan Dove's revolutionary opera, Flight. Director JAMES DARRAH and Conductor CHRISTOPHER ROUNTREE will provide the audience with a quick taste of the story that Dove's work is based upon, and give some behind-the-scenes insight into Opera Omaha's new production. Featuring a performance by cast members of Opera Omaha's Flight. An audience Q&A will follow this half-hour program.

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

Walk-ins are welcome, but due to space limitations, reservations are encouraged. Reservations will be available two-weeks prior to the event.


Location: Opera Omaha Rehearsal Room 1850 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68102 (Entrance located on S.19th Street between Farnam & Douglas Streets) 

PARKING: Metered parking is available on the street around our rehearsal space. Alternatively, parking is available in the Tower Park Garage located at 1805 Douglas Street (between S. 18th & S. 19th Streets).

ACCESSIBILITY: Wheelchair access to the Opera Omaha Rehearsal Room is available from the Administrative Office street level entrance at 1850 Farnam Street. Enter through the first set of glass doors, and press the doorbell next to the Opera Omaha office door.The bell will call a member of the Opera Omaha staff to assist you.

QUESTIONS: Contact the Opera Omaha Administrative Office at 402-346-7372.

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21 APR 2017

FLIGHT @ The Orpheum Theater

Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Flight

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SECRET DESIRES ARE UNLEASHED?

English composer Jonathan Dove’s opera tells the story of a group of disparate travelers who meet at an airport with shared departure plans but hidden personal desires. Their flights are canceled suddenly with the arrival of a violent electrical storm. Trapped in the airport overnight as the storm rages, facades are dropped and anxiety levels rise. The lives of these one-time strangers turbulently collide as they shed inhibitions to confront personal desires, hopes, fear and each other...all with unexpected consequences.

Director James Darrah (Agrippina, 2014, A Flowering Tree, 2015, and Semele, 2016) and conductor Christopher Rountree (A Flowering Tree) return to bring a new production of this revolutionary opera to the stage. Dove’s thrilling score and dramatist April de Angelis’ deliciously funny, poetic libretto make this contemporary opera a truly groundbreaking work of theatre.

Contains adult content. May not be suitable for younger audiences.


Opera Prelude Talk-
Friday, April 21, 2017, 6:40-7:00 p.m.

Make the most of your evening at the opera. Opera Omaha ticketholders can tune up for Flight with a pre-performance talk in the Grand Lobby of the Orpheum Theater 40 minutes before each performance. These 20-minute crash courses introduce you to the opera you will be experiencing with insights on the story, music, history and more. 

FREE to all Flight ticketholders for the day listed on your opera ticket.


Additional performance: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

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22 APR 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

EUGENE ONEGIN (Pyotr Tchaikovsky)
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Eugene Onegin
Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Peter Mattei as the lovestruck Tatiana and the aristocratic Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.

11:00 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:55 a.m. Live Broadcast

Estimated Run Time: 4 hrs.

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


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

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23 APR 2017

FLIGHT @ The Orpheum Theater

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2 p.m.

Flight

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SECRET DESIRES ARE UNLEASHED?

English composer Jonathan Dove’s opera tells the story of a group of disparate travelers who meet at an airport with shared departure plans but hidden personal desires. Their flights are canceled suddenly with the arrival of a violent electrical storm. Trapped in the airport overnight as the storm rages, facades are dropped and anxiety levels rise. The lives of these one-time strangers turbulently collide as they shed inhibitions to confront personal desires, hopes, fear and each other...all with unexpected consequences.

Director James Darrah (Agrippina, 2014, A Flowering Tree, 2015, and Semele, 2016) and conductor Christopher Rountree (A Flowering Tree) return to bring a new production of this revolutionary opera to the stage. Dove’s thrilling score and dramatist April de Angelis’ deliciously funny, poetic libretto make this contemporary opera a truly groundbreaking work of theatre.

Contains adult content. May not be suitable for younger audiences.


Opera Prelude Talk- 
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 1:10-1:30 p.m.

Make the most of your evening at the opera. Opera Omaha ticketholders can tune up for Flight with a pre-performance talk in the Grand Lobby of the Orpheum Theater 40 minutes before each performance. These 20-minute crash courses introduce you to the opera you will be experiencing with insights on the story, music, history and more. 

FREE to all Flight ticketholders for the day listed on your opera ticket.


 

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26 APR 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

Encore: EUGENE ONEGIN (Pyotr Tchaikovsky)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Eugene Onegin
Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Peter Mattei as the lovestruck Tatiana and the aristocratic Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 4 hrs.

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


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

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13 MAY 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

DER ROSENKAVALIER (Richard Strauss)
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Der Rosenkavalier
Photo by Kristian Schuller/Metropolitan Opera

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.

10:30 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:30 a.m. Live broadcast

Estimated Run Time: 4 hrs. 50 min.

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


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

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17 MAY 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

Encore: DER ROSENKAVALIER (Richard Strauss)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Der Rosenkavalier
Photo by Kristian Schuller/Metropolitan Opera

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 4 hrs. 50 min.

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


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

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