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17 SEP 2017

Opera Omaha Guild Cotillion

Click here for more information on this opportunity for metro-area 6th grade students. Classes begin on Sunday, September 10 at the Omaha Marriott. 

Sign up to chaperone a class here. 

Cotillion – French word for formal ball – combines fundraising for Opera Omaha with lessons in social skills “disguised” as a dance class for sixth graders throughout Omaha.  A popular tradition through the 1960’s, Cotillion died out in the 1970’s.   The revival of Cotillion began in 1983 and has been popular ever since.  This will be the 32nd consecutive season for the Opera Omaha Cotillion.

The primary purpose of each Cotillion class is to provide the opportunity for each student to mature socially.  Students learn the art of dining in a formal setting, communicating, being a proper guest as well as a host/hostess, and ballroom dancing.  The emphasis will be on helping students learn how to meet new people and how to get along with others; the learning of dance steps is incidental.

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17 SEP 2017

Celebrating Nebraska in Song

Opera Vox
Opera Omaha with Sean Kelly and Hal France
September 17, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. | Gallery 1516
Part of Gallery 1516's Bagels & Sometimes Bach Series

Featuring:
Jesse Wohlman, Baritone and Guitar
Jill Anderson, Vocals
Dave Downing, Cello
Hal France, Piano

Music complimenting Todd William’s masterwork Legacy of Nebraska Collection. Offering a small but heartfelt celebration honoring the Nebraska Sesquicentennial, our selections will hail from Nebraska poets, Nebraska life and Nebraska people. Among our heartland collection will be settings of Ted Kooser and Willa Cather, excerpts from the new Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata in Eight Tableaux* by Jerod Impichchaachaaha Tate, and songs from different eras of our statehood.

This event is FREE, however donations are appreciated. Reservations are encouraged, please email patrick@gallery1516.org

*Used with permission of Hildegard Center for the Arts, commissioners of Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata in Eight Tableaux 

Gallery 1516’s Bagels & Sometimes Bach Series Sponsored by: Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund, Paul & Annette Smith, and the friends of Gallery 1516

 

17 SEP 2017

Joslyn Castle Tour with Opera Omaha

September 17, 2017 | 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. | Joslyn Castle, 3902 Davenport St. 

Opera Omaha invites you to take a free walking tour of the beautiful Joslyn Castle on Sunday, September 17th. Be our guest as we pour complimentary mimosas and offer light afternoon pastries. We are hosting this mid-day gathering to simply say "hello" and "thank you" for being a patron of good works and the fine arts. 

Please join us at 2:15 p.m. for casual conversation, made to order mimosas and a variety of sweets. Our free tour will begin at 3:00 p.m. when we will be guided through some of the often not seen rooms and castle grounds. Event is sold out.

 

19 SEP 2017

Opera Omaha Casting Notice: PROVING UP

Opera Omaha Audition for Role of Peter Zegner
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | Evening

Opera Omaha is looking for a young male actor/dancer to perform the role of Peter Zegner in an upcoming production of a new opera, Proving Up, written by the creative team of Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek and based upon the short story by Karen Russell.

Part ghost story, part meditation on vindication’s ability to drive us, Proving Up is the tale of the Zegner family and their desire to “prove up,” or legally own the land they’re living on. Set by the Homesteaders Act of 1862, the most difficult obligation to fulfill is the Glass Requirement: every sod house must have a glass window. The Zegners are lucky, they have one, but it is the only window in all of Hox River, and Pa Zegner is intent to share it. As he says, “farmers need to look out for farmers.” The inspector is checking another home today, and Pa sends his son Miles there for two reasons: one, he must help his neighbors by covertly sharing the window between them, and two, he must convince the government man to come to his own family’s homestead. After four years of drought and the deaths of two children, the Zegners might finally prove up.

Character Bio:
Peter Zegner – Actor/Dancer, Age 18–35, Any Ethnicity

Description:
The oldest son of the Zegner family who has recently suffered a life-threatening wound in the environs of 1870s Nebraska. Spends the opera in a basin of water being cared for by his Mother and attempts to save his family at a crucial juncture in the opera.

Silent acting/dancing role with heavy physical components and demands. No speaking text dialogue but will require trained use of voice/ screams and strong character building. Dance and/or stage combat training a plus.

NOTE:
May require partial to full nudity and must be comfortable with being submerged underwater, as well as no known allergies to latex/ fake blood/ synthetic skin tissue.

Duration:
Candidates for the role will be available for the following periods:

          March 22-April 22, 2018
          PROVING UP premiere, Omaha

          September 17-28, 2018
          PROVING UP, New York City premiere

Proving Up will premiere in Omaha, NE during Opera Omaha’s inaugural ONE Festival in April 2018, with rehearsals beginning in March of that year. The Stage Director for the piece is James Darrah.

Auditions:
Auditions will take place at 1850 Farnam Street on Tuesday evening, September 19. Auditioners should prepare one monologue in English written before 1970 to show range and come prepared to dramatically improvise/ move.
For more information, or to express your interest in auditioning for the role, please email: nmcdonald@operaomaha.org

Salary:
$500 per week

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02 OCT 2017

Opera Omaha Book Club

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Monday, October 2, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Opera Omaha Rehearsal Studio | 1850 Farnam St. Omaha, NE 68102
Register here

Open to community readers, opera newbies and aficionados alike, Opera Book Club is a great way to discuss, learn, and connect with those who share the love of literature and opera. Selections will feature books with opera as a theme or character, or books that are the inspiration for an opera. 

Discussion flows best when attendees have read the book. Light snacks will be provided.

Books can be checked out from Community Partner Omaha Public Library or purchased at The Bookworm. 

 

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Ann Patchett’s award winning, New York Times bestselling Bel Canto balances themes of love and crisis as disparate characters learn that music is their only common language. The author’s lyrical prose and lucid imagination make Bel Canto a captivating story of strength and frailty, love and imprisonment, and an inspiring tale of transcendent romance.

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07 OCT 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

NORMA (Bellini) 
Saturday, October 07, 2017

Norma
Photo by Paola Kudacki/Metropolitan Opera

The 2017-2018 The Met: Live in HD season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Lyric Opera of Chicago—making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character. Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and Matthew Rose as Oroveso. Carlo Rizzi conducts and Sir David McVicar directs the new production

11:00 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:55 a.m. Live broadcast 

Estimated Run Time: 3 HRS 4 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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10 OCT 2017

Opera in Conversation

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.
Le Bouillon | 1017 Howard St. Omaha, NE 68102

Opera in Conversation features three sessions in advance of each production featuring artists, scholars, and other public figures that foster cross-disciplinary explorations of artists, big questions, and concepts in Opera Omaha’s mainstage productions. 

The Historical Context of Tosca: Rome between Naples and Napoleon
Catherine Medici-Thiemann, PhD
Early Modern European Historian

Opera in Conversation events are FREE and open to the public. Register here. 

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11 OCT 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

NORMA (Bellini) 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Norma
Photo by Paola Kudacki/Metropolitan Opera

The 2017-2018 The Met: Live in HD season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Lyric Opera of Chicago—making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character. Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and Matthew Rose as Oroveso. Carlo Rizzi conducts and Sir David McVicar directs the new production

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 3 HRS 4 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 OCT 2017

Music and Masterpieces: Part II

Part II: Italian Baroque
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
Joslyn Art Museum
2200 Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68102

Opera Omaha performs arias by George Frederic Handel, one of the most beloved composers of the Baroque era.


Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (Italian, Venetian, 1528–1588),
Venus at Her Toilette, ca. 1582,
oil on canvas,
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska,
Museum purchase, 1942.4

Each gallery program begins at 6:30 and features a talk by Joslyn’s Associate Curator of European Art, Dana Cowen, and a short performance by Opera Omaha. Guests are invited to a cash bar reception in Joslyn’s Storz Fountain Court after each program. 

The program is free for Joslyn members and Opera Omaha members; $15 for general public. Space is very limited and reservations are required one week in advance. 

To register click here or contact the Joslyn at (402) 661-3862. 

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14 OCT 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (Mozart)
Saturday, October 14, 2017


Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece, Die Zauberflöte. Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovo as the fairy tale prince Tamino, Markus Werba as the bird-catching Papageno, Christian Van Horn as Sprecher, and René Pape as Sarastro. The holiday presentation of The Magic Flute, an abridged staging sung in English for families, was the first Live in HD performance to be transmitted. This is the first time the full-length German opera will be seen in the series. 

11:00 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:55 a.m. Live broadcast 

Estimated Run Time: 3 HRS 9 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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15 OCT 2017

French Masterpieces

Opera Vox
Opera Omaha with Sean Kelly and Hal France
October 15, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. | Gallery 1516
Part of Gallery 1516's Bagels & Sometimes Bach Series

Let the lush harmonies and filigree textures of the romantic composers take you on a journey through the French countryside. Enjoy a recital of the most beloved French melodies, and perhaps leave with a few new favorites. 

This event is FREE, however donations are appreciated. Reservations are encouraged, please email patrick@gallery1516.org

Gallery 1516’s Bagels & Sometimes Bach Series Sponsored by: Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund, Paul & Annette Smith, and the friends of Gallery 1516

 

17 OCT 2017

Opera in Conversation

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.
Le Bouillon | 1017 Howard St. Omaha, NE 68102

Opera in Conversation features three sessions in advance of each production featuring artists, scholars, and other public figures that foster cross-disciplinary explorations of artists, big questions, and concepts in Opera Omaha’s mainstage productions. 

The Neuroscience of Violence, Power and Bullying
Dr. Soonjo Hwang, M.D.
UNMC College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry

Opera in Conversation events are FREE and open to the public. Register here. 

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18 OCT 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (Mozart)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece, Die Zauberflöte. Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovo as the fairy tale prince Tamino, Markus Werba as the bird-catching Papageno, Christian Van Horn as Sprecher, and René Pape as Sarastro. The holiday presentation of The Magic Flute, an abridged staging sung in English for families, was the first Live in HD performance to be transmitted. This is the first time the full-length German opera will be seen in the series. 

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 3 HRS 9 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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23 OCT 2017

Opera in Conversation

Monday, October 23, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.
Location TBA

Opera in Conversation features three sessions in advance of each production featuring artists, scholars, and other public figures that foster cross-disciplinary explorations of artists, big questions, and concepts in Opera Omaha’s mainstage productions. 

Looking for Tosca: Real and Fictional Heroines of the 19th Century
Maria Teresa Maenza-Vanderboegh, PhD
Italian Professor, Creighton University 

Opera in Conversation events are FREE and open to the public. Register here. 

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03 NOV 2017

TOSCA @ The Orpheum Theater

Friday, November 3, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

Love, lust, religion and politics fatally collide in Puccini’s beloved masterpiece. The lecherous chief of police, Scarpia, will stop at nothing to possess the beautiful singer Floria Tosca who must give the ultimate performance in a desperate attempt to save the man she loves. 

For this co-production of Opera Omaha and Boston Lyric Opera, Conductor Carlos Izcaray makes his Opera Omaha debut and director Crystal Manich returns following her widely heralded production of La bohème last fall. Soprano Lee Bisset, star of Opera Omaha’s recent The Girl of the Golden West, returns to sing
the title role as another Puccini heroine.


Opera Prelude Talk-
Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:40-7:00 p.m.

Make the most of your evening at the opera. Opera Omaha ticketholders can tune up for Tosca with a pre-performance talk in the Grand Lobby of the Orpheum Theater 50 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 Tosca ticketholders for the day listed on your opera ticket.

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03 NOV 2017

Opera & Entrees

Friday, November 3, 2017
5:00 p.m. Social | 5:30 p.m. Dinner
Magnolia Hotel | 1615 Howard St. Omaha, NE

Enhance your opera experience by joining other Opera Omaha Patrons for a Tosca inspired pre-performance Roman dinner!

Cost: $55 per person. Includes Four Entrée Roman Dinner. Cash Bar to include perfect pairings to entrees.
Parking: $10 valet parking. Vehicles can be picked up after the performance.

RSVP to Laura Jaros by Friday, October 27. Payments can be made to Opera Omaha with Attn: Laura Jaros. Contact Laura by phone at 402-346-7372 or by email at ljaros@operaomaha.org. Online registration coming soon. 

Get your reservations in soon as space is limited!

 

Bill of Fare

Carving station: Roasted pork with a honey and peach compote (cooked in and put on the side) 

Make your own salad station to consist of assorted olives, greens, roasted lemon chicken, turnip and goat cheese, anchovies and a vinegar based salad dressing 

Pasta station to include 2 pastas (bucatini and barley) with an anchovie caper olive and oil and a roasted roma sauce. Topped with artichokes, carrots, roasted red peppers, mushrooms and peas. 

Bar to offer Italian red and white and Negroni

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05 NOV 2017

TOSCA @ The Orpheum Theater

Sunday, November 5, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.

Love, lust, religion and politics fatally collide in Puccini’s beloved masterpiece. The lecherous chief of police, Scarpia, will stop at nothing to possess the beautiful singer Floria Tosca who must give the ultimate performance in a desperate attempt to save the man she loves. 

For this co-production of Opera Omaha and Boston Lyric Opera, Conductor Carlos Izcaray makes his Opera Omaha debut and director Crystal Manich returns following her widely heralded production of La bohème last fall. Soprano Lee Bisset, star of Opera Omaha’s recent The Girl of the Golden West, returns to sing
the title role as another Puccini heroine.


Opera Prelude Talk-
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 1:10-1:30 p.m.

Make the most of your evening at the opera. Opera Omaha ticketholders can tune up for Tosca with a pre-performance talk in the Grand Lobby of the Orpheum Theater 50 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 Tosca ticketholders for the day listed on your opera ticket.

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18 NOV 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (Adès)
Saturday, November 18, 2017


Photo by Monika Rittershaus

The Exterminating Angel has its Met premiere this season, conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès. The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, is based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza for the acclaimed 1962 Buñuel film. Directed by the librettist Tom Cairns, the ensemble cast features Audrey Luna as Leticia Maynar; Amanda Echalaz as Lucia de Nobile; Sally Matthews as Silvia de Ávila and Sophie Bevan as Beatrizboth in Met debuts; Alice Coote as Leonora Palma; Christine Rice as Blanca Delgado; Iestyn Davies as Francisco de Ávila; Joseph Kaiser as Edundo de Nobile; Frédéric Antoun in his Met debut as Raúl Yebenes; David Portillo as Edmundo; David Adam Moore in his Met debut as Col. Álvaro Gómez; Rod Gilfry as Alberto Roc; Kevin Burdette as Señor Russell; Christian Van Horn as Julio; and John Tomlinson as Dr Carlos Conde. The Exterminating Angel is a co-commission and co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Royal Danish Theatre; and Salzburg Festival, where the production premiered in 2016.

11:00 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:55 a.m. Live broadcast 

Estimated Run Time: 2 HRS 27 MINS 


 

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

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19 NOV 2017

Quest for Beauty

Opera Vox Opera Omaha with Sean Kelly and Hal France
November 19, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. | Gallery 1516
Part of Gallery 1516's Bagels & Sometimes Bach Series

Reaching to glimpse beauty's perfection by artists of all stripes spans centuries, millennia, for time immemorial. We will share a few moments that touch the soul and heighten our sense of beauty around us.

This event is FREE, however donations are appreciated. Reservations are encouraged, please email patrick@gallery1516.org

Sponsored by
Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund
Paul & Annette Smith
and friends of Gallery 1516

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22 NOV 2017

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (Adès)
Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Photo by Monika Rittershaus

The Exterminating Angel has its Met premiere this season, conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès. The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, is based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza for the acclaimed 1962 Buñuel film. Directed by the librettist Tom Cairns, the ensemble cast features Audrey Luna as Leticia Maynar; Amanda Echalaz as Lucia de Nobile; Sally Matthews as Silvia de Ávila and Sophie Bevan as Beatriz, both in Met debuts; Alice Coote as Leonora Palma; Christine Rice as Blanca Delgado; Iestyn Davies as Francisco de Ávila; Joseph Kaiser as Edundo de Nobile; Frédéric Antoun in his Met debut as Raúl Yebenes; David Portillo as Edmundo; David Adam Moore in his Met debut as Col. Álvaro Gómez; Rod Gilfry as Alberto Roc; Kevin Burdette as Señor Russell; Christian Van Horn as Julio; and John Tomlinson as Dr Carlos Conde. The Exterminating Angel is a co-commission and co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Royal Danish Theatre; and Salzburg Festival, where the production premiered in 2016.

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 2 HRS 27 MINS 


 

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

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04 DEC 2017

Opera Omaha Book Club

Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
Monday, December 4, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Opera Omaha Rehearsal Studio | 1850 Farnam St. Omaha, NE 68102
Registration coming soon

Open to community readers, opera newbies and aficionados alike, Opera Book Club is a great way to discuss, learn, and connect with those who share the love of literature and opera. Selections will feature books with opera as a theme or character, or books that are the inspiration for an opera. 

Books can be checked out from Community Partner Omaha Public Library or purchased at The Bookworm. 

Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
A mesmerizing novel that follows one woman's rise from circus rider to courtesan to world-renowned diva Lilliet Berne is a sensation of the Paris Opera, a legendary soprano with every accolade except an original role, every singer's chance at immortality. When one is finally offered to her, she realizes with alarm that the libretto is based on a hidden piece of her past. Only four could have betrayed her: one is dead, one loves her, one wants to own her. And one, she hopes, never thinks of her at all. As she mines her memories for clues, she recalls her life as an orphan who left the American frontier for Europe and was swept up into the glitzy, gritty world of Second Empire Paris.

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14 DEC 2017

Music and Masterpieces: Part III

Part III: Medieval & Renaissance
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
Joslyn Art Museum
2200 Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68102

Opera Omaha singers perform ensemble repertoire from the Medieval and Renaissance eras.

Workshop of Jan Gossaert (Flemish, ca.1478–1532),
Madonna and Child with Saints Catherine and Agnes, 1520s,
oil on wood panels, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska,
Gift of Mrs. Charles V. Hickox, 1958.361.A-C

Each gallery program begins at 6:30 and features a talk by Joslyn’s Associate Curator of European Art, Dana Cowen, and a short performance by Opera Omaha. Guests are invited to a cash bar reception in Joslyn’s Storz Fountain Court after each program.

The program is free for Joslyn members and Opera Omaha members; $15 for general public. Space is very limited and reservations are required one week in advance. 

To register click here or contact the Joslyn at (402) 661-3862. 

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27 JAN 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

TOSCA (Puccini)
Saturday, January 27, 2018


Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a new staging of Puccini’s dramatic tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicarKristine Opolaisand Jonas Kaufmann star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel as the villainous Scarpia. New production!

11:00 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:55 a.m. Live broadcast 

Estimated Run Time: 2 HRS 53 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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31 JAN 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

TOSCA (Puccini)
Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a new staging of Puccini’s dramatic tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar. Kristine Opolaisand Jonas Kaufmann star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel as the villainous Scarpia. New production!

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 2 HRS 53 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 FEB 2018

FALSTAFF @ The Orpheum Theater

Friday, February 9, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.

To feed his voluminous appetite, the grandiose knight Sir John Falstaff attempts to woo two wealthy women who outsmart him at every turn. Despite it all, Falstaff believes himself irresistible, and – in the end – we can’t help but agree. Shakespeare’s endearing rogue is the subject of Verdi’s great comic opera. 

Hal France will conduct this uproarious production by director Allegra Libonati. Argentine baritone Fabián Veloz who made his North American professional debut as Rigoletto with Opera Omaha in 2014, returns to sing his first Falstaff.


Opera Prelude Talk-
Friday, February 9, 2018, 6:40-7:00 p.m.

Make the most of your evening at the opera. Opera Omaha ticketholders can tune up for Falstaff with a pre-performance talk in the Grand Lobby of the Orpheum Theater 50 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 Falstaff ticketholders for the day listed on your opera ticket.

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10 FEB 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

L'ELISIR D'AMORE (Donizetti)
Saturday, February 10, 2018


Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Davide Luciano makes his Met debut as the role of Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Belcore and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sings the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting.

10:00 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:00 a.m. Live broadcast 

Estimated Run Time: 2 HRS 39 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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11 FEB 2018

FALSTAFF @ The Orpheum Theater

Sunday, February 11, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.

To feed his voluminous appetite, the grandiose knight Sir John Falstaff attempts to woo two wealthy women who outsmart him at every turn. Despite it all, Falstaff believes himself irresistible, and – in the end – we can’t help but agree. Shakespeare’s endearing rogue is the subject of Verdi’s great comic opera. 

Hal France will conduct this uproarious production by director Allegra Libonati. Argentine baritone Fabián Veloz who made his North American professional debut as Rigoletto with Opera Omaha in 2014, returns to sing his first Falstaff.


Opera Prelude Talk-
Sunday, February 11, 2018 1:10-1:30 p.m.

Make the most of your evening at the opera. Opera Omaha ticketholders can tune up for Falstaff with a pre-performance talk in the Grand Lobby of the Orpheum Theater 50 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 Falstaff ticketholders for the day listed on your opera ticket.

Buy Tickets |

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14 FEB 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

L'ELISIR D'AMORE (Donizetti)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Davide Luciano makes his Met debut as the role of Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Belcore and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sings the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting.

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 2 HRS 39 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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24 FEB 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

LA BOHÈME (Puccini)
Saturday, February 24, 2018


Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline and Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro in this performance, led by Marco Armiliato.

10:30 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:30 a.m. Live broadcast 

Estimated Run Time: 2 HRS 55 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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28 FEB 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

LA BOHÈME (Puccini)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline and Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro in this performance, led by Marco Armiliato.

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 2 HRS 55 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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05 MAR 2018

Opera Omaha Book Club

Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russel
Monday, March 5, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Opera Omaha Rehearsal Studio | 1850 Farnam St. Omaha, NE 68102
Registration coming soon

Open to community readers, opera newbies and aficionados alike, Opera Book Club is a great way to discuss, learn, and connect with those who share the love of literature and opera. Selections will feature books with opera as a theme or character, or books that are the inspiration for an opera. 

Books can be checked out from Community Partner Omaha Public Library or purchased at The Bookworm.

Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russel
Includes the short story Proving Up, the inspiration for the Opera Omaha world premiere of Proving Up by Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek. A magical and uniquely daring collection of stories that showcases the author’s gifts at their inimitable best. That Russell smuggles the heftiest of topics – mortality, hope, regret – into stories so wildly fun and full of suspense is a magic trick to rival anything that happens in her fantastical worlds.

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10 MAR 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

SEMIRAMIDE (Rossini)
Saturday, March 10, 2018


Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Semiramide. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years, will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and feature Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe. First time in HD!

11:00 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:55 a.m. Live broadcast 

Estimated Run Time: 4 HRS 0 MINS 


 

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

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14 MAR 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

SEMIRAMIDE (Rossini)
Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Semiramide. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years, will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and feature Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe. First time in HD!

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 4 HRS 0 MINS 


 

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

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31 MAR 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

COSÌ FAN TUTTE (Mozart)
Saturday, March 31, 2018


Photo by Paola Kudacki/Metropolitan Opera

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met staging Mozart’s comedy Così fan tutte, led by David Robertson. Set in the 1950s on Coney Island, the cast features Amanda Majeski as the conflicted Fiordiligi; Serena Malfi as her sister, Dorabella; Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Despina; Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as the sisters’ fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Christopher Maltman as the cynical Don Alfonso. Così fan tutte is a co-production with the English National Opera. New production!

11:00 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:55 a.m. Live broadcast 

Estimated Run Time: 3 HRS 31 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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04 APR 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

COSÌ FAN TUTTE (Mozart)
Wednesday, April 4, 2018


Photo by Paola Kudacki/Metropolitan Opera

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met staging Mozart’s comedy Così fan tutte, led by David Robertson. Set in the 1950s on Coney Island, the cast features Amanda Majeski as the conflicted Fiordiligi; Serena Malfi as her sister, Dorabella; Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Despina; Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as the sisters’ fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Christopher Maltman as the cynical Don Alfonso. Così fan tutte is a co-production with the English National Opera. New production!

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 3 HRS 31 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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13 APR 2018

PROVING UP @ Kaneko

Friday, April 13, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.

Set in the brutal early years of post-Civil War Nebraska, a mother is pushed to the brink as her family is pulled apart by loss and isolation. Her son, Miles, must bear the weight of the family’s unrelenting pursuit of the American Dream. 

Opera Omaha’s ONE Festival Artistic Director, James Darrah, and a world-renowned ensemble together will bring Mazzoli’s innovative and haunting score to life.

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14 APR 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

LUISA MILLER (Verdi)
Saturday, April 14, 2018


Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. The cast also stars Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s father Miller, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, and Alexander Vinogradov in his Met debut and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Walter and Wurm respectively, the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart. First time in HD!

10:30 a.m. Prelude Talk

11:30 a.m. Live broadcast 

Estimated Run Time: 3 HRS 38 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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15 APR 2018

PROVING UP @ Kaneko

Sunday, April 15, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.

Set in the brutal early years of post-Civil War Nebraska, a mother is pushed to the brink as her family is pulled apart by loss and isolation. Her son, Miles, must bear the weight of the family’s unrelenting pursuit of the American Dream. 

Opera Omaha’s ONE Festival Artistic Director, James Darrah, and a world-renowned ensemble together will bring Mazzoli’s innovative and haunting score to life.

Buy Tickets |

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18 APR 2018

THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams

LUISA MILLER (Verdi)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. The cast also stars Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s father Miller, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, and Alexander Vinogradov in his Met debut and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Walter and Wurm respectively, the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart. First time in HD!

6:00 p.m. Encore Screening

Estimated Run Time: 3 HRS 38 MINS 

Synopsis & Cast Sheet


 

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

Buy Tickets |

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19 APR 2018

PROVING UP @ Kaneko

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.

Set in the brutal early years of post-Civil War Nebraska, a mother is pushed to the brink as her family is pulled apart by loss and isolation. Her son, Miles, must bear the weight of the family’s unrelenting pursuit of the American Dream. 

Opera Omaha’s ONE Festival Artistic Director, James Darrah, and a world-renowned ensemble together will bring Mazzoli’s innovative and haunting score to life.

Buy Tickets |

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20 APR 2018

MEDEA @ The Orpheum Theater

Friday, April 20, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.

Opera Omaha joins Ireland’s Wexford Festival Opera for a striking new production of this dark chapter of Greek mythology by the renowned actor and director, Fiona Shaw. Medea is the powerful woman who enables Jason of the Argonauts to steal the magical golden fleece. His subsequent betrayal triggers a horrifying act of revenge as Medea destroys everything – and everyone – that binds them.


Opera Prelude Talk-
Friday, April 20, 2018, 6:40-7:00 p.m.

Make the most of your evening at the opera. Opera Omaha ticketholders can tune up for Medea with a pre-performance talk in the Grand Lobby of the Orpheum Theater 50 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 Medea ticketholders for the day listed on your opera ticket.

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21 APR 2018

PROVING UP @ Kaneko

Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.

Set in the brutal early years of post-Civil War Nebraska, a mother is pushed to the brink as her family is pulled apart by loss and isolation. Her son, Miles, must bear the weight of the family’s unrelenting pursuit of the American Dream. 

Opera Omaha’s ONE Festival Artistic Director, James Darrah, and a world-renowned ensemble together will bring Mazzoli’s innovative and haunting score to life.

Buy Tickets |

Show More

22 APR 2018

MEDEA @ The Orpheum Theater

Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.

Opera Omaha joins Ireland’s Wexford Festival Opera for a striking new production of this dark chapter of Greek mythology by the renowned actor and director, Fiona Shaw. Medea is the powerful woman who enables Jason of the Argonauts to steal the magical golden fleece. His subsequent betrayal triggers a horrifying act of revenge as Medea destroys everything – and everyone – that binds them.


Opera Prelude Talk-
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 1:10-1:30 p.m.

Make the most of your evening at the opera. Opera Omaha ticketholders can tune up for Medea with a pre-performance talk in the Grand Lobby of the Orpheum Theater 50 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 Medea ticketholders for the day listed on your opera ticket.

Buy Tickets |

Show More

22 APR 2018

PROVING UP @ Kaneko

Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.

Set in the brutal early years of post-Civil War Nebraska, a mother is pushed to the brink as her family is pulled apart by loss and isolation. Her son, Miles, must bear the weight of the family’s unrelenting pursuit of the American Dream. 

Opera Omaha’s ONE Festival Artistic Director, James Darrah, and a world-renowned ensemble together will bring Mazzoli’s innovative and haunting score to life.

Buy Tickets |

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07 MAY 2018

Opera Omaha Book Club

Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
Monday, May 7, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Opera Omaha Rehearsal Studio | 1850 Farnam St. Omaha, NE 68102
Registration coming soon

Open to community readers, opera newbies and aficionados alike, Opera Book Club is a great way to discuss, learn, and connect with those who share the love of literature and opera. Selections will feature books with opera as a theme or character, or books that are the inspiration for an opera. 

Books can be checked out from Community Partner Omaha Public Library or purchased at The Bookworm. 

Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
Perhaps Willa Cather's most autobiographical work, The Song of the Lark charts the story of a young woman's awakening as an artist against the backdrop of the western landscape. Thea Kronborg, an aspiring singer, struggles to escape from the confines her small Colorado town to the world of possibility in the Metropolitan Opera House. In classic Cather style, The Song of the Lark is the beautiful, unforgettable story of American determination and its inextricable connection to the land

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2017-18 Season

Tosca

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Falstaff

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Medea

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Proving Up

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Opera Outdoors 2017

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