THE MET: LIVE IN HD @ Film Streams
Encore: ELEKTRA (Richard Strauss)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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
$20 Film Streams Members, Opera Omaha Subscribers,
$10 Students (with valid school ID)
SPIRITS OF THE OPERA
The Max │1417 Jackson Street, Omaha, NE
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 5:30-8:30pm
You're invited to Spirits of the Opera! See the area's best female impersonators interpret classical opera arias. Bring cash to tip your favorite performers and buy raffle tickets for your chance to win a STOCK THE BAR prize valued at $1,000!
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OPERA OMAHA GUILD SPRING LUNCHEON
Happy Hollow Country Club │1701 S. 105th Street, Omaha, NE
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 11:30am-1:00pm
Join us in congratulating Mr. Mark Maser (2014-15 Guild President) on receiving the Opera Volunteers International Partners in Excellence Award!
Performance by soprano Karina Brazas. Accompaniment by Opera Omaha’s Resident Music Director J. Gawf
TICKETS: $40.00 / person
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Soprano Karina Brazas, recently praised for her “reassuring, mellow voice that floated well,” is known for imparting unusual depth of color and warmth in the light lyric and soubrette repertoire. Ms. Brazas made her main stage debut at Central City Opera as Kitty Hart in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking and has given multiple performances throughout the Midwest at various Opera Houses. Ms. Brazas has won multiple awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, including representing Nebraska at the 2014 Regional level.
"LA BOHEME" CHILDREN'S CHORUS AUDITIONS
Opera Omaha Rehearsal Room│1850 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00am-1:00pm
Opera Omaha will be host auditions on May 21, 2016 for the Children's Chorus to perform in the November 2016 production of La Bohème.
Children between the ages of 8 and 16 with unchanged voices are invited to audition. Those auditioning are asked to prepare one selection of their own choosing with piano accompaniment, not to exceed 3 minutes in length. Arias, art songs, oratorio, musical numbers, and church solos are all acceptable audition selections.
Please provide a single-sided printed copy of all music, as an accompanist will be available at no cost.
Advance reservations are required.
Contact Jesse Koza at email@example.com or 402-346-4398 x 217 to RSVP or for further information.
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