The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Overtures and Arias featuring the Panopera Orchestra

Overtures and Arias featuring the Panopera Orchestra

The Northampton Arts Council Presents, as part of Four Sundays in February, a 32 piece live Orchestra featuring the Panopera Orchestra and soloists in a concert playing a variety of operatic favorites. Two hours of music by Mozart, Bizet, Donizetti, Verdi, Purcell and Wagner, featuring Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Sandra Piques Eddy as Carmen.

When: Saturday, February 8th – 2:00 PM Showtime, Doors Open at 1:30PM

Where: Sweeney Hall at Sage Hall-Smith College, 144 Green Street Northampton, MA 01063

Ticket Outlets: Online - Brown Paper Tickets - or call 1-800-838-3006; In Person - State Street Fruit Store in Northampton, Cooper’s Corner in Florence, A.J. Hastings in Amherst; Tickets will be available at Sage Hall right before the performance, starting at 1:15 PM.

How Much: Advance Price General Admission All Ages - $20 (Available online or in person);
Day of at Door Price General Admission All Ages - $25

Media Sponsors: Daily Hampshire Gazette, WRSI - 93.9 The River/WHMP/Hits 94.3/Pure Oldies 96.9, New England Public Radio, Northampton Open Media, Republican, Valley Advocate

Organizational Support: Massachusetts Cultural Council, City of Northampton, Smith College

Four Sundays in February/KidsBestFest are produced by the Northampton Arts Council

Proceeds for all shows benefit the 2020 ArtsEZ Grant Round administered by the Northampton Arts Council

Overture to The Magic Flute----------------------------------------------------------W.A. Mozart
Mr. Manson, Orchestra

“Prendi, per me sei libero…” from The Elixir of Love--------------------Gaetano Donizetti
 Mr. Manson, Orchestra
Adina - Evangelia Leontis
Nemorino - Charles Berrios

“Ave Maria” from Otello--------------------------------------------------------------Guiseppe Verdi
Mr. Manson, Strings
Desdemona- Katherine Saik

Dido’s Lament from Dido and Aeneas--------------------------------------------Henry Purcell
Ms. Gilmore, Strings
Dido - Shelley Roberts

The Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walkuere---------------------------------Richard Wagner
Mr. Keelan, Orchestra
Ortlinde- Evangelia Leontis
Helmwige- Nellie Rustick
Waltraute - Emily Baker
Rossweisse - Michelle Marinelli Prindle 
Gerhilde- Jenna Rae
Siegrune- Katherine Saik
Grimgerde- Mary Bonacci
Schwertleite- Meghan Ryan
Excerpts from Carmen--------------------------------------------------------------Georges Bizet
Mr. Keelan, Orchestra
Carmen- Sandra Piques Eddy
Don Jose - Alan Schneider
Frasquita - Michelle Marinelli Prindle
Mercedes - Meghan Ryan 
Escamillo - Cailin Marcel Manson

Orchestra Roster

Joe Jewett
Romina Kostare
Linda Hecker

Rebecca Rathlef
Leticia Andrade
Teagan Mullane

Lesley Hogg
Barbara Wright
Anton Boutkov

Shannon Merceil
Phil Helzer

Jamie MacDonald

Tina Brounsuzian
Maria Scotera

Hannah Berube
Michael Brignolo

Aaron Lakota
Catalina Arrubla

Becky Eldredge
Joy Flemming

Chris Mortensen
Fleur Barnes
Karen Horton 
Maya Hayden

Melissa Griffin
Karen Atherton

Ben Smar
Tim Atherton
Bill Carr

Rocio Mora

Dustin Patrick

Haley Hewitt

Here is a video of last year's show:

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