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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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25 APR 2017

Michael Phillips Lecture: William Blake, Lambeth and the Anti-Jacobin Terror 1792-1793

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
UNO Strauss Performing Arts Center (6001 Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68182)
Sponsored by the UNO English Department, the UNO College of Arts and Sciences, the UNO College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media, the UNO Department of Art and Art History, UNO CFAM Cultural Enrichment Fund, the UNO English Dual Enrollment Program, the Creighton College of Arts and Sciences and the Creighton Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

 

Eventbrite - Michael Phillips Lecture: William Blake, Lambeth and the Anti-Jacobin Terror

Internationally renowned Blake scholar Michael Phillips will explore the little known era of Blake’s life in Lambeth during the early 1790s, the intense period of creativity when he produced poems such as ‘London’ and ‘The Tyger’ and the other Songs of Experience, his iconoclastic The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, and the great series of Lambeth prophecies beginning with Visions of the Daughters of Albion and America a Prophecy.

Reception immediately following the program in the lobby. 

This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

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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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26 APR 2017

William Blake Printmaking Demonstration

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Union for Contemporary Art (2423 North 24th St. Omaha, NE 68110) 

Opera Omaha is partnering with the Union to host a public printmaking demonstration and lecutre led by world-renowned William Blake Scholar Michael Phillips on Blake's revolutionary method of illustrated book production, that he called 'illuminated printing'. 

Eventbrite - William Blake Printmaking Demonstration

Using re-created examples of the relief-etched copper plates of Blake illuminated books, the demonstration will consist of mixing examples of the colored inks that Blake used from historic pigments, inking the plates using a leather-covered dauber or ink-ball, and then printing the plates. Students will be encouraged to ink and print their own examples from a selection of relief-etched copper plate from Songs of Innocence and of Experience. 


Registration will be open two weeks before the demonstration. Space is limited. 

 

 

This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

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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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17 MAY 2017

Annual Spring Luncheon

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Happy Hollow Club, 1701 South 105 Street
11:30 a.m. Social | 12:00 p.m. Luncheon | 12:30 p.m. Program

Opera Omaha Guild invites you to the Annual Spring Luncheon
Luncheon will include a performance by Kate Johnson, the OVI Met Auditions recipient from Opera Omaha.

Please respond by Friday, May 5, 2017 to Laura Jaros at ljaros@operaomaha.org or (402) 346-7372 or purchase online. Payments can be made to Opera Omaha Guild and sent to 1850 Farnam St. Omaha, NE 68102


Please contact Laura Jaros with any dietary restrictions.  

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24 MAY 2017

Omaha Gives!

 

Opera Omaha is proud to announce its fourth year of participation in Omaha Gives, a 24-hour charitable challenge on Wednesday, May 24.  Please consider making a donation to Opera Omaha to foster initiatives including our recently announced Holland Community Opera Fellowship program, exciting mainstage productions including a world premiere opera in 2018, and the launch of Opera Omaha’s spring community event, the ONE Festival.

 

26 MAY 2017

Stranger from Paradise

Friday, May 26, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave.
Metropolitan Community College South Omaha Campus, ITC Building - Room 120
Omaha, NE 68107

Stranger from Paradise is a world premiere opera and co-production of Opera Omaha and the Great Plains Theatre Conference.   

An exploration of the love, life and work of the prophetic artist William Blake and his wife and collaborator, Catherine Blake, this work serves as an homage to the art of William Blake. Experimental in its approach, Stranger from Paradise explores infusing opera with an intimacy in text, design, performance and tone that draws from the strengths of contemporary theatre production practices. 

This is an official event of the Nebraska 150 celebration. 


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27 MAY 2017

Stranger from Paradise

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.
2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave.
Metropolitan Community College South Omaha Campus, ITC Building - Room 120
Omaha, NE 68107

Stranger from Paradise is a world premiere opera and co-production of Opera Omaha and the Great Plains Theatre Conference. 

An exploration of the love, life and work of the prophetic artist William Blake and his wife and collaborator, Catherine Blake, this work serves as an homage to the art of William Blake. Experimental in its approach, Stranger from Paradise explores infusing opera with an intimacy in text, design, performance and tone that draws from the strengths of contemporary theatre production practices.

This is an official event of the Nebraska 150 celebration.


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27 MAY 2017

Stranger from Paradise

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave.
Metropolitan Community College South Omaha Campus, ITC Building - Room 120
Omaha, NE 68107

Stranger from Paradise is a world premiere opera and co-production of Opera Omaha and the Great Plains Theatre Conference.  

An exploration of the love, life and work of the prophetic artist William Blake and his wife and collaborator, Catherine Blake, this work serves as an homage to the art of William Blake. Experimental in its approach, Stranger from Paradise explores infusing opera with an intimacy in text, design, performance and tone that draws from the strengths of contemporary theatre production practices.

This is an official event of the Nebraska 150 celebration.


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2016-2017 Season

La Boheme

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Cosi fan tutte

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Flight

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Stranger from Paradise

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Opera Outdoors

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