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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

 

25 MAR 2017

First Flight

The Lee & Helene Sapp Field House at UNO
6001 Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68182
10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. 

Opera Omaha invites you to an evening of music and dancing with LA-based musician and DJ, Alex Black to celebrate our upcoming opera premiere, Flight.

Eventbrite - Gala Post Party: First Flight

Join the cast and creative team of Flight for food, drinks, music, and dancing. 
$50 per person | Valet parking | Cocktail attire

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28 MAR 2017

Flight Boot Camp @ Le Bouillon

Part I: Jonathan Dove and Modern Opera: Why should we listen?
Tuesday, Mar. 28 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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In this three-part Opera Boot Camp series, newcomers and seasoned opera lovers alike will deepen their understanding of the life and works of one of today's great living opera composers Jonathan Dove.

Offered in anticipation of Opera Omaha’s production of Jonathan Dove's Flight, April 21 & 23 at the Orpheum Theater, Omaha-based composer, musician, and teacher DR. STACEY BARELOS presents stimulating talks at Le Bouillon that will each cover a different topic regarding Dove's contemporary opera

Eventbrite - Flight Boot Camps

 

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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04 APR 2017

Flight Boot Camp @ Le Bouillon

Part II: Flight and the allure of travel
Tuesday, Apr. 4 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

In this three-part Opera Boot Camp series, newcomers and seasoned opera lovers alike will deepen their understanding of the life and works of one of today's great living opera composers Jonathan Dove.

Offered in anticipation of Opera Omaha’s production of Jonathan Dove's Flight, April 21 & 23 at the Orpheum Theater, Omaha-based composer, musician, and teacher DR. STACEY BARELOS presents stimulating talks at Le Bouillon that will each cover a different topic regarding Dove's contemporary opera

Eventbrite - Flight Boot Camps

 

04 APR 2017

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater (1340 Mike Fahey St. Omaha, NE 68102)
7:00 p.m. 

 

Carl Th. Dreyer's 1928 silent masterpiece will feature a live performance of an original score by Omaha-based soprano and Omaha Under the Radar founder Amanda DeBoer Bartlett.

The Film will be introduced by James Darrah, the LA-based director of Opera Omaha's Flight . Darrah has drawn inspiration as an artist for years from Dreyer's classic film. 

Presented with Film Streams and Omaha Under the Radar

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11 APR 2017

Flight Boot Camp @ Le Bouillon

Part III: Flight and the refugee crisis
Tuesday, Apr. 11 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

 

In this three-part Opera Boot Camp series, newcomers and seasoned opera lovers alike will deepen their understanding of the life and works of one of today's great living opera composers Jonathan Dove.

Offered in anticipation of Opera Omaha’s production of Jonathan Dove's Flight, April 21 & 23 at the Orpheum Theater, Omaha-based composer, musician, and teacher DR. STACEY BARELOS presents stimulating talks at Le Bouillon that will each cover a different topic regarding Dove's contemporary opera.

Eventbrite - Flight Boot Camps

 

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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21 APR 2017

Opera & Entrees

Friday, April 21, 2017
5:00-7:00p.m.
Sullivan's Steakhouse (222 S 15th St. Omaha, NE 68102)

Enhance your Flight experience by joining other opera-goers for a pre-performance dinner and conversation at Sullivan’s Steakhouse. A member of the creative team will provide insight into Jonathan Dove’s beloved masterpiece.

Click here for more information. 

To reserve your spot, please RSVP by Monday, April 17, 2017 to Laura Jaros by email at ljaros@operaomah.org or by calling 402-346-7372.

Checks can be mailed to Opera Omaha or payment can be taken over the phone.

Price: $50 includes dinner and gratuity with cash bar
Parking: complimentary (vehicle must be moved by 11:00pm)

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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

Public Lecture by Michael Phillips

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
UNO Strauss Performing Arts Center (6305 University Dr. N., Omaha, NE 68182)
Hosted by Creighton University and University of Nebraska Omaha
Free

William Blake, Lambeth and the Anti-Jacobin Terror 1792-1793
In search of biography

Little is known about Blake’s life in Lambeth during the early 1790s, the intense period of creativity when he produced poems, 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. Apart from the works themselves, and where Blake lived, just over Westminster Bridge in the small South-London village of Lambeth, we know little. As a result of searching government files, local archives, parliamentary and medical reports and other contemporary sources in Britain and America, a reconstruction of Lambeth in the early 1790s can now be made. 

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'. 

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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