Opera Bites: A Feast of 10-Minute Operas
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Opera Bites: A Feast of 10-Minute Operas

Boston Opera Collaborative and Longy collaborate once again on an evening of opera and revelry in a cabaret-style setting. The seven short operas in this year’s production include six brand new commissions and one U.S. premiere. Join us for an evening of short operas in English, accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble and served up with festive food and drink! This year, Stephanie Hollenberg will be featured in two bites:

MISFORTUNE (Eva Kendrick). Ah, fortune cookies. A tasty and optimistic end to a Chinese meal. Unless your cookie’s fortune seems to have it in for you.

SUNSHINE GIRL (Sam Wilson). 1939: As two young sisters evacuate London by train at the start of World War II, they’re unaware of the ways their lives are about to diverge.  

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Hänsel & Gretel
Aug
2
9:00 PM21:00

Hänsel & Gretel

Stephanie returns to Italy for Music Academy International's young artist program, this year singing the role of Gretel under the baton of Maestro Christopher Larkin in this age-old tale set to Humperdinck's lush score.

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Don Giovanni
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

Don Giovanni

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart based his masterpiece, Don Giovanni, on the legends of fictional libertine and serial seducer Don Juan. Reimagined as the infamous womanizer Don Giovanni, Mozart and his librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte created a predatory philanderer, consumed entirely by his own desires—leaving havoc in his wake. This tragic comedy, performed by outstanding singers in the original Italian with orchestral accompaniment, and featuring NEMPAC students, is sure to enchant audiences with its magnificent score and timely story.

In this production, Stephanie covers the role of Zerlina, a young and punchy townsgirl, and sings in the opera chorus.  Stephanie will perform Zerlina, along with other covers, in a FREE  sneak-peek performance on Sunday, June 17 at 2:00 PM.   Other performances will take place on June 21 and June 23 at at 7:30 PM at Faneuil Hall.

Find out more at https://nempacboston.org/nempac-opera-project/.

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La vie est là!
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

La vie est là!

Where do you find life, joy, and contentment when everything around you seems to be in chaos, and everything within in turmoil?  What sustains you?  Our program gives voice to mothers, hermits, elders and children, poets—speaking about war and cats, old memories, God and Santa, local gossip—who are all looking for the same thing: simply to live, and to love.

In collaboration with Alexander Johnson, Pianist

Graciously hosted by Boston Opera Collaborative

Purchase tickets at https://www.bostonoperacollaborative.org/la-vie-est-la.

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Cendrillon
May
4
to May 6

Cendrillon

Cendrillon is a chamber operetta with dialogue in three acts by Pauline Viardot based on the story of Cinderella. The work, for a cast of seven with piano orchestration, premiered in Viardot's Paris salon on April 23, 1904, when she was 83, and was published later that year.  It has been described as a retelling of the Cinderella story with Gallic wit, Italianate bel canto, and Viardot's own unique charm and sense of humor.

Stephanie appears as one of the evil step-sisters in this sweet and beautiful rendition of Cinderella.  Don’t miss one of the three performances!

Purchase tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3349630.

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The Beautiful Bridegroom
Apr
19
to Apr 21

The Beautiful Bridegroom

Hailed as “a little masterpiece” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici, The Beautiful Bridegroom is a one-act comic opera for six women. Based on an 18th-centry play by Ludvig Holberg, this Mozart pastiche tells the story of a widow who has been searching for a young husband…not for her two marriageable daughters, but for herself!

Stephanie plays the role of Leonora, the lusty younger daughter, in this charming little opera.  Catch her at either an evening or matinee performance: Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 PM, and Saturday, April 23 at 3:00 PM.

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Opera Bites: A Feast of 10-Minute Operas
Nov
17
to Nov 19

Opera Bites: A Feast of 10-Minute Operas

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Another fabulous evening of opera and revelry in a cabaret style setting, featuring seven short works — including three brand new commissions and world-premieres!  For our third annual evening of Opera Bites we have again partnered with Longy School of Music of Bard College and, for the first time, with Boston New Music Initiative (BNMI).  A delicious program of bite-sized opera — performed in English and accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble — along with festive food and drink! This year Stephanie Hollenberg will be featured in the following bite:

RAPTURE (David Wolfson). As a mother eagerly awaits The Rapture that will deliver her to Heaven, her doubtful and resentful daughter realizes that the two of them are not so different after all.

 

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Josquin...can you?
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Josquin...can you?

Stephanie joins Les Canards Chantants, an American solo-voice ensemble performing renaissance polyphony, for their upcoming concert that explores the various forms of musical canons and games present in renaissance polyphony.  Known for their ‘elegant vocalism’ (Philadelphia Inquirer), ‘brilliant and moving programming’ (Early Music America) and ‘liveliness and theatricality’ (Boston Musical Intelligencer), this concert will be both enlightening and delightful.  Lecture to proceed concert.

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Die Zauberflöte
Aug
3
9:00 PM21:00

Die Zauberflöte

During her month-long residency with Music Academy International, a young artist program that takes place in the heart of the Dolomites in Northern Italy, Stephanie sings the role of Papagena in Mozart's magical opera Die Zauberflöte.  In addition, she will cover the role of Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and appear as an Esprit in Cendrillon, in addition to several gala performances.

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L'Orontea
Jun
3
3:00 PM15:00

L'Orontea

Stephanie will appear as Tibrino in Haymarket's performance of Cesti's L'Orontea.  Cicognini’s artful libretto tells of the Egyptian Queen Orontea who decrees that she will never fall in love. No sooner has she made this proclamation than the humble painter Alidoro arrives at her court fleeing the assassins of the Queen of Phoenicia. Orontea falls for him instantly, as does one of the ladies of the court, Silandra. Jealousy, passion, and deception ensue with a cast of kidnappers, drunken servants, and pirates all accompanied by some of the most effortlessly ravishing music of the 17th century.  June 3, 3:00pm at Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall, Chicago.

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The Play of Daniel, Revisited
Jan
29
3:00 PM15:00

The Play of Daniel, Revisited

Stephanie joins Boston Camerata for their revival of The Play of Daniel.  "Our powerful, highly-praised production returns to Boston as part of a national tour. The themes of justice and of truth spoken to power are front and center as the Jewish captive Daniel confronts the tyrannical Belshazzar. This magnificent musical play of Daniel, composed eight centuries ago in Beauvais, France, was transcribed from the original manuscript source and newly staged for modern audiences by Artistic Director Anne Azéma."

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