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OPERA UNCORKED WITH SWIGG

New Studio concert series!

WHERE: OperaDelaware Studios, 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington, DE

TICKETS: $29 and up; Optional beer/wine tastings available for purchase at the performances for $10. (Must be 21 or older to participate in tastings.) Buy multiple performances & save!  

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ABOUT

Join us for our exciting new Opera Uncorked series with partner Swigg Real Wine, Craft Beer & Spirits, featuring operatic highlights by some of today’s most exciting singers (led by OperaDelaware’s new Principal Pianist and Chorus Master, Aurelien Eulert) paired with optional wine/beer tastings. A great way for opera lovers and newcomers alike to enjoy beautiful music and tasty beverages in the casual setting of our Riverfront Studios!

Patrons who choose to participate in the optional beer/wine tastings can purchase tasting tickets at the performance for $10; Must be 21 or older to participate in tastings. A cash bar and sandwiches from Casapulla's will also be available for purchase in the lobby.


UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

A Flight of Puccini

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PART OF THE 2018 FESTIVAL
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 | 7:30 pm SOLD OUT! Sign up for the waiting list.
FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 | 7:30 pm SOLD OUT! Sign up for the waiting list.

Tickets: $29 and up; Optional beer/wine tasting available for purchase at the performance for $10
Venue: OperaDelaware Studios | 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington

Our Opera Uncorked series gets into the Festival spirit, exploring Puccini’s more popular fare, paired with an optional wine tasting selected by the experts at Swigg. Stars from the festival will offer a concert performance with piano featuring: Act I of La Bohème, Act II of Tosca, and Act III of Madama Butterfly. Perfect for the opera newbie or for our patrons who just can’t get enough Puccini! Featuring Victoria Cannizzo (Soprano), Matthew Vickers (Tenor), Grant Youngblood (Baritone), Timothy Mix (Baritone) and more 2018 Festival performers. With Aurelien Eulert, OperaDelaware’s Principal Pianist/Chorus Master.

Estimated running time is 2 hours 15 minutes, including tastings.

 LEFT TO RIGHT: Timothy Mix, victoria cannizzo, matthew vickers, grant youngblood

LEFT TO RIGHT: Timothy Mix, victoria cannizzo, matthew vickers, grant youngblood

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PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

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Cabernets & Cabalettas

FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 | 7:30 pm
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018 | 2 pm THIS PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT! Sign up for the waiting list. 
Tickets: $29 and up; Optional beer/wine tasting available for purchase at the performance for $10
Venue: OperaDelaware Studios (4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington)

Discover your new favorite reds (selected by the experts at Swigg) paired with stunning operatic selections performed by Sara Duchovnay, (Soprano), Aleksandra Romano (Mezzo), Clay Hilley (Tenor), and Efraín Solís (Baritone) led by Aurelien Eulert, OperaDelaware’s Principal Pianist/Chorus Master.

*Patrons who choose to participate in the optional beer/wine tastings can purchase tasting tickets at the performance for $10; Must be 21 or older to participate in tastings. A cash bar and sandwiches from Casapulla's will also be available for purchase in the lobby.*

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 Left to right: Aleksandra romano, efrain solis, sara duchovnay, clay hilley

Left to right: Aleksandra romano, efrain solis, sara duchovnay, clay hilley

Program & Tasting

Wine tasting notes by Swigg's David Govatos

BRIGHT & BUBBLY 
Tasting # 1: Bailly Lapierre, Cremants de Bourgogne Brut Reserve, NV
Noted by the great English wine wonk Steven Spurrier as one of the finest cooperatives producing Cremants de Bourgogne, Bailly Lapierre and its 430 winegrowers source fruit from ancient Kimmeridgian laden terroir around the village of Saint-Bris-le-Vineux. In the glass, the wine displays lively notes of green apple, pear and a hint of citrus wrapped up in refreshing acidity. 

“Fin ch’han dal vino” | Don Giovanni, Mozart (Efraín Solís)
“O mio babbino caro” | Gianni Schicchi, Puccini (Sara Duchovnay) 
“Una voce poco fa” | Il barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini (Aleksandra Romano) 
"O sole mio" | Lyrics by Giovanni Capurro; music by Eduardo di Capua and Alfredo Mazzucchi (Clay Hilley) 

SMOOTH & SEXY
Tasting # 2: Trentadue, Old Patch Red, 2016

The Trentadue family arrived in Sonoma County in 1959 long before the region gained a reputation. The winery’s 200 acre Geyserville Estate Vineyard is planted to 12 red grape varietals with some vines over 120 years old. The Trentadues are growers first and supply fruit to some of the most esteemed producers in Sonoma. The Old Patch bottling is the winery’s introductory bottling and a kitchen sink blend of Red Zin, Petite Sirah, Carignane & Syrah. In the glass, the wine demonstrates jammy red fruit, baking spices and smoke.

“Quando m'en vo” | La bohème, Puccini (Sara Duchovnay) 
“Deh vieni alla finestra” | Don Giovanni, Mozart (Efraín Solís)
“Wie du warst” | Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss (Aleksandra Romano)
“Be My Love” | Sammy Cahn / Nicholas Brodszky (Clay Hilley)
“Il core vi dono” | Così fan tutte, Mozart (Efraín Solís and Aleksandra Romano)

BOLD & BROODING
Tasting # 3: Wellington, Sonoma Cabernet, 2013

Wellington Vineyards is owned by Peter Wellington. His father, John, purchased the winery site in 1986. Today, the father and son team grow approximately half the grapes used and purchase the remainder, primarily from small, unique vineyards. Wellington’s Sonoma Cabernet is a bold and brooding Cali Cabernet. Blackberry, black cherry and blueberry pie dominate the nose with subtle hints of pan grill.   

“In sì barbara sciagura” | Semiramide, Rossini (Aleksandra Romano) 
"Ah si, ben mio....Di quella pira" | Il trovatore, Verdi (Clay Hilley)
“No word from Tom” | The Rake's Progress, Stravinsky (Sara Duchovnay)
“Ô vin, dissipe la tristesse” | Hamlet, Thomas (Efraín Solís)

TIPSY, TUNEFUL & MORE! 
Tasting # 4: Chateau Jarr, Entre-Deux-Mers Rouge, 2015

Chateau Jarr is a 28 hectare organic farm situated in the heart of Entre-Deux-Mers. Claudine and Daniel Bouron currently manage the bucolic property, and the wine produced under their stewardship has been splendid. The estate’s Bordeaux Rouge bottling is comprised of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot, and is vinified in stainless steel. In the glass, the wine is savory with notes of cranberry, plum and violet with hints of mint and dusty earthen aromas. It’s been a great companion on my dining room table during this winter's bitter cold. 

“Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” | Die Zauberflöte, Mozart (Efraín Solís)
“If I Were a Bell” | Guys and Dolls, Loesser (Sara Duchovnay) 
“Ah! quel diner” | La Périchole, Offenbach (Aleksandra Romano)
“Nessun dorma” | Turandot, Puccini (Clay Hilley)


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Arias, Ambers & IPAs

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017 | 7:30 pm
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017 | 2 pm

Tickets: $29 and up; Optional beer/wine tasting available for purchase at the performance for $10
Venue: OperaDelaware Studios (4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington)

Beer tastings selected by the experts at Swigg paired with beautiful arias performed by Kelly Glyptis (Soprano), Chelsea Duval-Major, (Mezzo), Norman Shankle (Tenor), and Hal Wilson (Bass). With Aurelien Eulert, OperaDelaware’s Principal Pianist/Chorus Master.

 L to r: Kelly Glyptis, Chelsea Duval-Major, Norman Shankle, Harold Wilson

Program & Tasting

YOUNG LOVE / BLIND LOVE
Tasting #1: Sierra Nevada Nooner

“Libiamo ne' lieti calici” | La Traviata, Verdi (Kelly Glyptis, Chelsea Duval-Major, Norman Shankle and Hal Wilson) 
“Lyubvi fse vozrastï pokornï” (Prince Gremin's Aria) | Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky (Hal Wilson)
“Non, non, non ... vous n'avez jamais, je gage” | Les Huguenots, Meyerbeer (Chelsea Duval-Major)
“Si, mi chiamano Mimi” | La Bohème, Puccini (Kelly Glyptis)

COMPLICATED / FORBIDDEN LOVE
Tasting #2: Alpine Beer Company Duet
“Ah! lêve-toi, soleil” | Roméo et Juliette, Gounod (Norman Shankle)
“O mio Fernando” | La Favorita, Donizetti (Chelsea Duval-Major
“Utzh polnoch blizitsya…Ach, istomilas ja gorem” (Lisa's Scene and Arioso) | The Queen of Spades, Tchaikovsky (Kelly Glyptis)
“Se inclinassi a prender moglie” (Mustafà/Lindoro duet) | L'italiana in Algeri, Rossini (Norman Shankle and Hal Wilson)

CRYING INTO YOUR BEER
Tasting #3: Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury… Ale
“Pourquoi me réveiller” | Werther, Massenet (Norman Shankle)
“Tu che di gel sei cinta” | Turandot, Puccini (Kelly Glyptis)
“Il lacerato spirito” | Simon Boccanegra, Verdi (Hal Wilson)

LOVE TRIUMPHS
Tasting #4: Yard’s Love Stout
“If Ever I Would Leave You” | Camelot, Lerner and Loewe (Hal Wilson)
“If I Loved You” | Carousel, Rodgers and Hammerstein (Norman Shankle and Kelly Glyptis)
“Nacqui all'affanno e al pianto... Non più mesta” | La Cenerentola, Rossini (Chelsea Duval-Major)

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This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.