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October 5, 2018 - October 7, 2018


The Magic Flute

THE MAGIC FLUTE

BY WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

OCTOBER 5 & 7, 2018 AT THE VALENTINE THEATRE

Fans of the 1984 film Amadeus will remember the raucously enthusiastic audience reception of The Magic Flute. Why? Written in German and incorporating spoken dialogue, Mozart’s 1791 masterpiece captured the imagination of the Viennese at the end of the 18th century. It continues to captivate today. Prince Tamino seeks to save the sweet Pamina from the high priest Sarastro, who has stolen her away from her mother The Queen of the Night. Through trials and song, he and his comic relief sidekick Papageno attempt to navigate a brilliant fantasy world and save the day.

Starring Dennis Shuman as Prince Tamino and Cheyanne Coss as Pamina

Performed in English with English supertitles.

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February 8, 2019 - February 10, 2019


Carmen

CARMEN

BY GEORGES BIZET

FEBRUARY 8 & 10, 2019 AT THE VALENTINE THEATRE

The composer Georges Bizet would also embrace a form of opera that incorporated spoken dialogue for his iconic Carmen. Written a little overa century after The Magic Flute, Carmen continues to be one of the most beloved and performed operas. Arias like Habanera and The Toreador Song are at once familiar, but also fascinating to see in their original context. The audience witnesses the “cigarette girl” Carmen’s full range of emotion--savage fierceness, beguiling sensuality and tragic indifference. The soldier Don José and Carmen have a relationship that is, well, complicated. Is Carmen a feminist hero? A victim without freedom?

Performed in French with English supertitles.

Click here for a special video greeting from soprano Alyson Cambridge our Carmen

Click here for a special video greeting from baritone Alex Lawrence our Escamillo

 

 

 

To learn more about CARMEN, click here for the Audience Guide

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April 12, 2019 - April 14, 2019


The Ballad of Baby Doe

THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE

BY DOUGLAS MOORE

APRIL 12 & 14, 2019 AT THE VALENTINE THEATRE

A SEMI-STAGED PRODUCTION OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC

Horace Tabor builds an opera house in the mining town of Leadville, Colorado in Douglas Moore’s most famous and frequently performed opera from 1956. What follows is a distinctly American tale of scandal and betrayal; love and beginning anew; and the loss of a fortune. Peppered with real figures from U.S. history like President Chester A. Arthur and William Jennings Bryan, The Ballad of Baby Doe is also known for the beauty of its heroine’s arias.

Performed in English with English supertitles.

To learn more about The Ballad of Baby Doe and the Tabors, click here for the Baby Doe Audience Guide.

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August 14, 2012


Macbeth

 

MACBETH

BY GIUSEPPE VERDI

OCTOBER 4 (7:30 PM) & 6 (2:00 PM), 2019 AT THE Valentine Theatre

 

“This tragedy is one of the greatest creations of man,” said Giuseppe Verdi of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. “The Scottish Play” conjures thoughts of witches, blood, ambition and manipulation, all in time for Halloween in Toledo. Verdi’s work brilliantly tells the Bard’s story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth, destined for a fall in his lust for power.

Starring Othalie Graham as Lady Macbeth

 

Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

 

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August 14, 2012


La boheme

 

LA BOHÈME

BY GIACOMO PUCCINI

FEBRUARY 7 (7:30 PM) & 9 (2:00 PM), 2020 at the Valentine Theatre

 

Set in Paris in 1830, La bohème presents the tragic love story of Mimi and Rodolfo, a timeless tale that has inspired countless others. Giacomo Puccini paints an exquisite musical landscape of penniless bohemian friends’ commitment to survival and each other in pursuit of artistic truth. La bohème is one of the most-beloved and performed operas worldwide.

Starring Zach Borichevsky as Rodolfo

 

Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

 

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August 14, 2012


Scalia/Ginsburg

 

SCALIA/GINSBURG 

BY DERRICK WANG

 

& TRIAL BY JURY

BY GILBERT AND SULLIVAN

APRIL 17 (7:30 PM) & APRIL 19 (2:00 PM), 2020 at the Valentine Theatre

 

Scalia/Ginsburg is an American comic opera by composer-librettist Derrick Wang about the unlikely friendship of U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia. Launched at a special presentation at the Supreme Court of the United States in 2013, Scalia/Ginsburg received its world premiere production in 2015 to rave reviews. Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury is a joy of courtroom banter and farce. Plaintiff Angelina sues the fickle defendant, Edwin, for breach of marriage promise. Through much compromise and hilarity, the judge resolves he should marry Angelina himself. One of G&S’s early collaborations remains one of their most good-humored—with a quintessentially British dry wit.

Trial by Jury kicks off this evening of courtroom hilarity with Scalia/Ginsburg anchoring the second half.

 

Performed in English with English supertitles.

 

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August 14, 2012


Jennifer Rowley Gala

 

JENNIFER ROWLEY

OPERA GALA

 

OCTOBER 26 (8:30 PM), 2019 at the Valentine Theatre

 

Spend a gala evening featuring Metropolitan Opera soprano and Toledo Opera favorite Jennifer Rowley.

Gala Dinner in Grand Lobby and Concert - $200

Dinner begins at 6:00 PM

Concert only - $100

Dessert to follow for all

Sponsorship Tables begin at $3,000 (Call 419.255.7464 for more information)

 

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COLLEGE OF MUSICAL ARTS AT BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

 

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