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Sirens of Gospel  

Presented in Collaboration with Catskill Jazz Factory


One of the definitions of a siren in Webster’s is:  a woman who sings with enchanting sweetness!  Jazz great Damien Sneed will bring some of the finest voices in the world who personify the great gospel singers such as Mahalia Jackson, Shirley Caesar, Kim Burrell, Aretha Franklin and Albertina Walker.   A magnificent jazz ensemble accompanies these gospel favorites.  

Friday, August 3, 2018
Phoenicia Park, Main Stage

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La cambiale di matrimonio by G. Rossini

Young Artists Presentation

Rossini composed La cambiale di matrimonio (The Bill of Marriage), when he was eighteen years old about the farcical attempts of Tobias Mill, a rich English merchant, to force his daughter, Fanny, to marry Slook.  But aided by Slook himself, true love wins out in the end.

Phoenicia Park, Main Stage

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Phoenicia Park, Main Stage

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Carmen by Georges Bizet

Set in Seville--in this creative new conception, during the Spanish Civil War in 1937-the opera deals with the jealous passion of Don José for Carmen, the gypsy factory girl who lures him away from his duty as a soldier and his childhood sweetheart so she can be freed from custody, setting in motion a chain of tragedies.

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Phoenicia Park, Main Stage

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Beauties of Broadway

Broadway and television star Marissa McGowan headlines the festival grand finale- a lavish offering  of Broadway favorites with David Wroe and the festival orchestra. Sharing the spotlight with Ms. McGowan is opera star baritone Jeff Byrnes.  Joining these talented professionals- in our signature 'Voices of Distinction' style- will be amazing local talent that will blow you away.

The Beauties of Broadway will be a thrilling afternoon of entertainment and fun that's sure to have you singing for the rest of your summer. Some of Broadway's greatest hits with truly great voices--  don't miss The Beauties of Broadway. And bring your friends and family because in usual Festival of the Voice fashion, there'll be something grand for everyone. Buy your tickets now for the Beauties of Broadway.

Sunday, August 5, 2018  
Phoenicia Park, Main Stage

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