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2010-2011 Opera Series

Sunday, November, 6, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.

The Tales Of Hoffman

This beloved French opera takes the real life of German poet, E.T.A. Hoffmann, and makes him the title character of three, fanciful stories of failed love. The result is one of the grandest and most expressive of all 19th-century French operas — achieving a combination of emotional depth and musical brilliance that only the finest opera composers ever equaled. Presented with English supertitles.

E.T.A. Hoffmann

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Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 7:30 p.m.

Puccini's Tosca

The second opera and final presentation of the 2010-2011 season will be Puccini's Tosca on Saturday evening, May 21, again with a presentation by the Connecticut Lyric Opera and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. This Italian opera, one of the most performed operas in the United States, has a tragic story set to incomparably beautiful music by Puccini. The opera singer Floria Tosca is caught between her painter lover and a lecherous and powerful Chief of Police in 19th century politically charged Rome. Sung in Italian, there are English subtitles above.

Opera Singers

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November 13, 2010, at 7:30 p.m

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote)

A live fully staged performance of Mozart's opera, The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote) will take place on Saturday evening, Nov.13. It is co-presented by the Connecticut Lyric Opera and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Sylveen, artistic director. The Magic Flute dialoguewill be in English with German solos and choruses. English translation subtitles are projected above the stage. It is a favorite opera with comic characters and sprinkled with fantasy and symbolism.


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