Festival 2015 Performances
A staged version of Peter Brook's stunning adaptation of Bizet's Carmen, starring Audrey Babcock as Carmen, Alok Kumar as Don José, Michael Mayes as Escamillo and Victoria Cannizzo as Micaëla. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts, and Cynthia du Pont Tobias directs.
The Laird Center at Tatnall High School
May 9 | 7:30 pm
May 15 | 7:30 pm
May 17 | 2pm
Sharon Cheng stars as Lakmé in a concert version of Delibes' rarely performed masterpiece. The performance features the OperaDelaware Chorus, prepared by Jeffrey Miller, and James Harp of Lyric Opera Baltimore at the piano.
May 8 | 7:30 pm
May 16 | 2pm
This program features many favorite operatic excerpts related to Wine, Women, and Food, sung by young stars of the operatic world. The performance features Bon Appétit, a one-woman opera based on Julia Child’s famous chocolate cake episode. Starring Melissa Kornacki as Julia Child, the 20-minute opera brings to life all the joie de vivre of the original French Chef.
May 14 | 7:30 pm
May 16 | 7:30 pm
Written by Adrienne Danrich under a commission from the Cincinnati Opera, This Little Light of Mine is an inventive one-woman musical tribute honoring the ground breaking careers of two African-American opera legends who overcame many racial barriers from the Jim Crow era through the Civil Rights Movement to become international opera stars.
Feb 20 | 7:30 pm
Feb 22 | 2:00 pm
OperaDelaware announces that it will feature three favorite singers of OperaDelaware audiences in Sunday afternoon recitals which will be followed by "talk back" sessions, moderated by OD's General Director, Brendan Cooke. These afternoons present a wonderful opportunity to get to know some of today's most exciting operatic artists —up close and personal!
Jan 18 | 2:00 pm Grant Youngblood
Feb 1 | 2:00 pm Sharin Apostolou
Mar 22 | 2:00 pm Ben Wager