Toledo Opera announces 2009-2010 seasonWritten by Julie Ryan | | email@example.com
The Toledo Opera announced its 2009-2010 season Feb. 17, according to a news release, a season that promises to “inspire Toledo’s opera lovers.”
“We’ve assembled a season with great breadth of repertoire,” wrote General and Artistic Director Renay Conlin in a news release. “This season promises a very well-rounded experience for the many thousands of opera lovers in Toledo. In addition to the star vocal artists that we engage, we are excited to be bringing a consistently high quality of theatre to our audience through productions that are visually alluring and musically moving.”
Beginning in November, the Toledo Opera will open its season with Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff, the story of a con man who tries to entice two married noblewoman at the same time in hopes of winning their fortunes. According to the news release, the theme of the opera is “in life, we are all fools and he who laughs last, laughs best.” Performances begin Nov. 7 and 13 at 7:30 p.m and Nov. 15 at 2:30 p.m. in the Valentine Theatre. The opera is sung in Italian with English translations provided via projection about the stage.
To kick off 2010, the Toledo Opera’s 2010 Opera Gala will feature April in Paris only once, Feb. 13, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at The Peristyle at the Toledo Museum of Art.
Benjamin Britten’s ancient Roman tale, Lucretia will be performed in March. The performance will be sung in English on March 13 and 14, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in The Peristyle.
To end the season, the Toledo Opera will perform Gaetano Donizetti’s comedy, The Elixir of Love, a tale of shy Nemorino’s innocent love and attempts to win the heart of the beautiful Adina. The opera will be sung in Italian with English translations at the Valentine Theatre on May 1 and 7, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. and May 9 at 2 p.m.
Visit the Toledo Opera’s Web sit for season subscriptions and more information
www.toledoopera.org or call (419) 255-7464.