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Opera Huntsville to present “Love is Brewing: Opera Favorites on Love”

HUNTSVILLE – Opera Huntsville will present “Love is Brewing: Opera Favorites on Love”, a free performance at Fractal Brewing Project and part of the on-going Opera Bytes series. The performances will be held Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m.

“Celebrate the good, the bad, and the funny of love and opera all while purchasing your favorite brew and experiencing iconic arias including previews from our upcoming production of the Elixir of Love alongside popular favorites from La Bohème, Rigoletto, and even The Music Man,” said artistic director Erin Huelskamp Bohn. “Featuring four talented, local soloists accompanied by pianist Christopher Powell, this one-hour program is sure to bring smiles to the audience.”

Love is Brewing: Opera Favorites on Love

an Opera Bytes Live program

Tuesday, Feb 15, 6:00 p.m., FREE, donation suggested

Fractal Brewing Project, 3200 Leeman Ferry Rd SW in Huntsville


Ariana Maloney, soprano*

Demi VanderWerff, mezzo-soprano*

Shane Kennedy, tenor*

Chris Farley, baritone*

Christopher Powell, piano*


Musical selections:

“O soave fanciulla'” (O gentle maiden) from La bohème, Giacomo Puccini

“‘Till There Was You” from The Music Man, Franklin Lacey and Meredith Willson

“All is prepared” from The Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert and Sullivan

“Caro nome che il mio cor”(Sweet name that made my heart) from Rigoletto, Giuseppe Verdi

“Una Furtiva Lagrima” (A furtive tear) from L’Elisir d’Amore, Gaetano Donizetti

“Come Paride vezzoso” (Like Paride charming) from L’Elisir d’Amore, Gaetano Donizetti

“What a night to fall in love” from Willy, a new opera by Christopher Powell+

“I Love You,” from Two Teasdale Songs, an original art song by Christopher Powell+

“Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix” (Softly awakes my heart) from Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns

“Warm As The Autumn Light” from The Ballad of Baby Doe, Douglas Moore


*denotes Huntsville-based performer, +denotes living composer



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