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October 4, 2019


Macbeth

 

MACBETH

BY GIUSEPPE VERDI

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 (7:30 PM) & SUNDAY OCTOBER 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 Mark Rucker as Macbeth and Othalie Graham as Lady Macbeth

 

Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

 

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February 7, 2020


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 and Jessica Dold as Mimi

 

Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

 

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April 17, 2020


Trial By Jury and Scalia/Ginsburg

 

SCALIA/GINSBURG 

BY DERRICK WANG

 

& TRIAL BY JURY

BY GILBERT AND SULLIVAN

Orchestration by Derrick Wang

APRIL 17 (7:30 PM), APRIL 18 (7:30 PM) & APRIL 19 (2:00 PM), 2020 at the Valentine Theatre

 

Derrick Wang's Scalia/Ginsburg is an American comic opera inspired by 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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October 26, 2019


Jennifer Rowley Gala

 

JENNIFER ROWLEY

OPERA GALA

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 (7:15 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 - $250


Cocktails begin at 6 PM

Concert begins at 7:15 PM

Dinner begins at 8:30 PM

Concert only - $100

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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October 2, 2020


Aida 2020

AIDA

BY GIUSEPPE VERDI

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 (7:30 PM) & SUNDAY OCTOBER 4 (2:00 PM), 2020 at the Valentine Theatre

 

The first opera ever produced in Toledo in 1959, Aida launched both the Toledo Opera Guild and what would become today’s Toledo Opera. Set in ancient Egypt, Aida is a classic story of forbidden love. Radames, the Egyptian Captain of the Guard, falls in love with the beautiful Aida, an enslaved Ethiopian Princess, and is sentenced to death after he is accused of conspiring with her. Buried alive in a tomb, he discovers Aida has hidden herself inside in order to share his fate in the opera’s heartbreakingly-beautiful final scene, conducted by Maestro Dean Williamson and staged by director Jeffrey Buchman.

Starring Metropolitan Opera Soprano Jennifer Rowley as Aida and Carl Tanner as Radamès

 

Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

 

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February 12, 2021


The Merry Widow


THE MERRY WIDOW

BY FRANZ LEHÁR

FEBRUARY 12 (7:30 PM) & 14 (2:00 PM), 2021 at the Valentine Theatre

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! The Merry Widow dances into our hearts with its beautiful melodies and witty storyline. Hanna Glawari is a vastly wealthy young widow from the small and poverty-stricken Balkan province of Pontevedro. Ambassador Baron Zeta is anxious that when Hanna re-marries, it is to a Pontevedrian and not a Frenchman, to keep her money in the country and save them all from ruin. J. Ernest Green conducts this bubbly delight while Jamie Offenbach and James M. Norman bring the light-hearted comedy to life.

Starring as the merry widow is Alyson Cambridge (Toledo Opera’s Carmen) and BGSU voice professor Keith Phares as Count Danilo.

 

Performed in English with English supertitles.

 

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April 24, 2021


The Grand Tour

THE GRAND TOUR

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 24 (7:30 PM), 2021 at the Valentine Theatre

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

 

Toledo Opera will present The Grand Tour, a concert of Great Opera Choruses with conductor Kevin Bylsma leading the renowned Toledo Opera Chorus and soloists accompanied by orchestra. The Toledo Opera Chorus is at the heart of Toledo Opera’s musical activity and in this concert,  we feature them. The Toledo Opera Chorus members are involved in almost every production, performing as everything from priests and nuns, to townsfolk and milk maids to courtesans and everything in between! Highlights will include famous choruses and arias from popular operas by Bizet, Verdi, Puccini, Bernstein, Wagner, and much more. 

 

Starring The Toledo Opera Chorus; Jill Gardner, Soprano; Jesse Donner, Tenor; and, Corey Crider, Baritone

 

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October 23, 2020


Alyson Cambridge Gala

 

Alyson Cambridge

OPERA GALA

 

PRESENTED BY  

 

SATURDAY, MAY 8 (7:00 PM), 2021 at the Toledo Club

 

Spend a gala evening featuring Metropolitan Opera soprano and Toledo Opera favorite Alyson Cambridge. 

Gala Dinner, cocktails, and Concert - $250


Cocktails begin at 7 PM

Concert begins at 8:00 PM

Dinner begins at 9:15 PM

Cocktails and concert only - $100

Streaming option - $55

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

 

An online auction is being planned. To donate an item, click here.

 

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