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BY DERRICK WANG
& TRIAL BY JURY
BY GILBERT AND SULLIVAN
Orchestration by Derrick Wang
APRIL 16 (7:30 PM), APRIL 17 (7:30 PM) & APRIL 18 (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.
Tickets from the 2020 performances will be honored on these dates. We hope to offer additional seats in the near future!
Performed in English with English supertitles.
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.
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)
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