Dance Party, DJ Rocks It for You
Aug
4
9:00 PM21:00

Dance Party, DJ Rocks It for You

There is no other way for us to end this 10 Year Anniversary Celebration but with a Dance Party.  The stage will be cleared, the DJ will be there, and everyone is invited to join us for some moving and shaking fun.  We want to do this with you and for you as you are the ones that have made this happen with us.

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Closing Gala, Celebration of Talent-Rich Catskills
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

Closing Gala, Celebration of Talent-Rich Catskills

Our very own Catskill Mountains are brimming with talent. To honor our time long tradition of including local talent in our operas and other shows, we will celebrate presenting our home grown talent vocally and musically as they present all genres ranging from classical, jazz, Broadway and rock. Come enjoy and let your talented neighbors entertain you.

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Souvenir, Play by Stephen Temperley
Aug
4
3:15 PM15:15

Souvenir, Play by Stephen Temperley

Back by popular demand, the biographical play about dissonant diva Florence Foster Jenkins, an amateur operatic soprano.  Her Philadelphia and New York recitals were well attended and elicited as much laughter as applause — as it will from you as well.  She famously put it: “people may say I can’t sing, but on one can ever say I didn’t sing.”

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Jesus Christ Superstar - Paul Green Rock Academy
Aug
4
1:30 PM13:30

Jesus Christ Superstar - Paul Green Rock Academy

Jesus Christ Superstar, widely considered the first true rock opera, was released as a double album in 1970 with music by the legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Grammy, Tony, Academy, and Emmy award-winner Tim Rice.  Originally recorded as a concept album, it tells the story of the last week of Jesus’s life from his entrance into Jerusalem to his crucifixion.

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The Elixir of Love, Opera in Two Acts by Donizetti
Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

The Elixir of Love, Opera in Two Acts by Donizetti

It is a celebration of innocence, so what could be better than a remote African village. Nemorino is a likable but hopeless romantic who has fallen in love with the bold and quick-witted Adina. She rebuffs his pleas of love and things get worse when she has an offer of marriage from the self-important Sergeant Belcore. When a dubious witchdoctor, Dulcamara, rolls into town he offers Nemorino what seems like the perfect solution – The Elixir of Love.

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Treemonisha, Excerpts from the Opera
Aug
3
5:30 PM17:30

Treemonisha, Excerpts from the Opera

With music reimagined and restructured by Houston Grand Opera composer-in-residence, Damien Sneed, The opera is concerned with the plight of the newly-freed slaves who, because they lack education, fall easy prey to conjurers and superstition in the post-Civil War South. The liberation of a people through education and the concept of women's liberation are the crux of Joplin's message. Joplin focuses on the need for education to eradicate prejudice, superstition, and ignorance.

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Souvenir, Play by Stephen Temperley
Aug
3
1:30 PM13:30

Souvenir, Play by Stephen Temperley

Back by popular demand, the biographical play about dissonant diva Florence Foster Jenkins, an amateur operatic soprano.  Her Philadelphia and New York recitals were well attended and elicited as much laughter as applause — as it will from you as well.  She famously put it: “people may say I can’t sing, but on one can ever say I didn’t sing.”

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10 Year Gala,  Decade of Opera Favorites
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

10 Year Gala, Decade of Opera Favorites

The Festival of the Voice celebrates its 10 year Anniversary by bringing some of your favorite stars and operas from past years. You will want to be there for our opening night when the retrospective of previous years could include favorite arias from Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Barber of Seville, LaBoheme and more.

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Masterclass with Richard Leech
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Masterclass with Richard Leech

Superstar tenor Richard Leech, conducts a masterlcass with Festival young artists as they sing excerpts from Rossini's final opera, Guillaume Tell. Maestro Leech will bring his international experience to bear with these fine young professionals and you will hear and see 'good' become 'great' before your eyes!

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Carmen
Aug
4
8:00 PM20:00

Carmen

Set in Seville--in this creative new conception, set 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.

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Pre-Talk on Carmen with Maestro Michael Fennelly
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Pre-Talk on Carmen with Maestro Michael Fennelly

Veteran conductor Michael Fennelly delves into the historical details of Bizet's master work making comparisons with the Merime' novel on which the opera is based. A veritable encyclopedia of musical knowledge, Maestro Fennelly will delight you with interesting facts about performance history, the great women who have embodied 'Carmen' and the many reasons Carmen is possibly THE most popular opera in the world! Whether you're a 'Carmen' novice or veteran, your enjoyment of the opera will be entertainingly enhanced!

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La cambiale di matrimonio 
Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

La cambiale di matrimonio 

Opera:  La cambiale di matrimonio by G. Rossini. Rossini's first opera. 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.

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Masterclass
Aug
4
3:30 PM15:30

Masterclass

Young professionals, selected by audition, work one at a time with a master singer/teacher—in front of one another and an audience—to refine a single vocal piece. Experience for yourself what it takes to make music with the voice.

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Voice of the Sirens:  Lady Parts
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Voice of the Sirens:  Lady Parts

An impressive collage of stunning voices, Lady Parts singers represent rich and varied experience that spans the globe.  Their individual repertoire covers nearly every imaginable genre from early music to opera to big band to rock to new music.  Together they create a kaleidoscope of vocal color and imagination that captivates and engages.

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Sirens of Gospel  
Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

Sirens of Gospel  

Jazz great Damien Sneed brings together some of the finest voices in the world to personify the great sirens of gospel--Mahalia Jackson, Shirley Caesar, Kim Burrell, Aretha Franklin, and Albertina Walker--performing gospel classics accompanied by s magnificent jazz ensemble.  

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Buy a Main Stage Pass
Aug
2
to Aug 5

Buy a Main Stage Pass

Buy the 4 Main Stage events and save! 

  •          Sirens of Gospel 
  •          La Cambiale di Matrimonio
  •          Carmen
  •          Festival Finale

Two ticket options available:

  1. General Admission: Get access to the performance. Bring a chair and blanket and enjoy.
  2.  VIP: Get VIP benefits for all performances in reserved seating section or Blanket Lounge in front of stage. Meet the artists at the pre-performance reception. Plus: Attend Carmen dress rehearsal - Thursday evening, August 2 (Call for reservation 845-688-3291)

Early Bird until May 31st

For groups 12 or larger: Call 845-688-3291 and ask for Barbara for details.

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