OPERA UNCORKED WITH SWIGG

2018/19 Season

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

TICKETS: $29 and up; *Optional wine tastings available for purchase at the performances for $10. Buy multiple performances & save!  

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ABOUT

Discover your new favorite wine while enjoying operatic highlights performed by top-flight singers at our Riverfront Studios! Each performance is paired with a wine tasting (selected by the experts from Swigg Real Wine, Craft Beer & Spirits) to complement the music. Featuring four soloists with Aurelien Eulert, OperaDelaware's Chorus Master & Principal Pianist

*Patrons who choose to participate in the optional 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.

*TRAVEL ADVISORY

Please note that there is road construction on Martin Luther King Boulevard in front of the Wilmington Amtrak station, so you may need to follow a short, cleary-marked detour depending on your route. We recommend allowing a couple extra minutes travel time. VIEW MAP

If you are coming from I-95 or otherwise eastbound via MLK Boulevard: Turn right onto Market Street, and cross the river via the bridge. Turn left onto A Street—there will be a tall apartment building on your left and a Salvation Army on your right. At the next traffic light, turn left onto Walnut Street, and make sure to be in the right lane. Turn right onto Front Street, which is immediately after passing under the railroad bridge. Turn right onto Poplar Street, where our studios will be on the left.

If you are coming southbound via King Street: Just past 2nd Street, follow the road as it curves to the right. Make sure to be in the left two lanes. At the next light (just after the curve), turn left onto Market Street. Continue across the bridge, then turn left onto A Street. At the next traffic light, turn left onto Walnut Street, then turn right onto Front Street and continue as normal to our Studios.

If you have any questions or concerns about the detour, please give us a call at 302-442-7807.

 

 

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

VERDI, VERISMO & VINO

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2019 at 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)

Warm up with delightful winter wines (selected by the experts at Swigg) paired with classic Verdi arias. Featuring Amanda Palmeiro (Soprano), Claudia Chapa (Mezzo-Soprano), Chris Carr (Tenor), Sidney Outlaw (Baritone), and Aurelien Eulert* (OperaDelaware’s Principal Pianist/Chorus Master).

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Estimated running time is 2 hours (including tastings).

Patrons who choose to participate in the optional 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.

*The position of Principal Pianist and Chorus Master is underwritten in part through a generous donation by the AWARE Foundation, in memory of Margery Hamilton Hill Bauer.

Left to right: Amanda palmeiro, claudia chapa, chris carr, sidney outlaw, aurelien eulert

Left to right: Amanda palmeiro, claudia chapa, chris carr, sidney outlaw, aurelien eulert

PROGRAM

VERDI
Libiamo, ne’ lieti calici | La traviata, Verdi (Amanda Palmeiro and Chris Carr)
Stride la vampa | Il trovatore, Verdi (Claudia Chapa)
Sempre libera | La traviata, Verdi (Amanda Palmeiro)
De’ miei bollenti spiriti | La traviata, Verdi (Chris Carr)
Di Provenza il mar, il suol | La traviata, Verdi (Sidney Outlaw)

VERISMO
Vissi d'arte | Tosca, Puccini (Amanda Palmeiro)
Se tu sapessi gli'oggetti | Il tabarro, Puccini (Claudia Chapa)
E fra quest'ansie | Pagliacci, Leoncavallo (Sidney Outlaw)
E lucevan le stelle | Tosca, Puccini (Chris Carr)
Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio (Flower duet) | Madama Butterfly, Puccini (Amanda Palmeiro and Claudia Chapa)

VINO
Près des remparts de Séville | Carmen, Bizet (Claudia Chapa)
Salut, demeure chaste et pure | Faust, Gounod (Chris Carr)
Mab, la reine des mensonges | Roméo et Juliette, Gounod (Sidney Outlaw)
Amour, ranime mon courage | Roméo et Juliette, Gounod (Amanda Palmeiro)
Au fond du temple saint | Les pêcheurs de perles, Bizet (Chris Carr and Sidney Outlaw)

MORE
I Want Magic | A Streetcar Named Desire, Previn (Amanda Palmeiro)
Al pensar en el dueño | Las hijas de Zebedeo, Chapí (Claudia Chapa)
Over My Head and Fix Me Jesus, Spirituals (Sidney Outlaw)
Bella figlia dell'amore | Rigoletto, Verdi (Amanda Palmeiro, Claudia Chapa, Chris Carr, Sidney Outlaw)

WINE TASTING

 

Las Lilas Vino Verdi, NV
Vino Verdi is one of the classic styles of Portuguese wine. Comprised of 25-year-old Louriero & Treixadura vines, Las Lilas is bright, spritzy and playful with intense aromas of white flowers citrus and minerality.

Cesani, Vernaccia, 2017
Cesani holds a lovely hillside position in upper Pancole, overlooking San Gimignano. Cesani’s Vernaccia, is organically farmed and expresses powerful notes of Asian pear, Golden Delicious apples with hints of lemon.

Aldonia, Vendimia Rioja, 2017
Aldonia’s Vendimia bottling is comprised of 60% Granacha & 40% Tempranillo. In the glass the shows loads of black current, ripe plum and “jammy” red fruit aromas. It also displays a lovely Christmas spice note.

Domain Grand Arc, Nature d’Oree, 2017
Domaine Grand Arc consists of some 22 organically farmed hectares within a 150-hectare territory of existing vines and Mediterranean garrigue scrub vegetation. In The glass the wine sings with rich black fruit, spice and hints of garrigue.

 


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MAYHEM, MADNESS, MALBEC & MORE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 at 2 pm

Tickets: $29 and up; Optional 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 Halloween spirit, highlighting some of opera's darkest characters and intense mad scenes. (But like a fine wine tasting, we’ll balance the darker notes with some lighthearted fare, too.) Featuring Colleen Daly (Soprano), Sarah Saturnino (Mezzo-Soprano), Dane Suarez (Tenor), Brent Michael Smith (Bass), and Aurelien Eulert* (OperaDelaware's Chorus Master and Principal Pianist). 

Patrons who choose to participate in the optional 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.

*The position of Principal Pianist and Chorus Master is underwritten in part through a generous donation by the Aware Foundation, in memory of Margery Hamilton Hill Bauer.

LEFT TO RIGHT: colleen daly, sarah saturnino, dane suarez, brent michael smith, aurelien eulert

LEFT TO RIGHT: colleen daly, sarah saturnino, dane suarez, brent michael smith, aurelien eulert

 

PROGRAM

MADNESS

"Donna non vidi mai" | Manon Lescaut, Puccini (Dane Suarez)
"Una voce poco fa" | Il barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini (Sarah Saturnino)
"Depuis le jour" | Louise, Charpentier (Colleen Daly)
"Some Enchanted Evening" | South Pacific, Rodgers & Hammerstein (Brent Michael Smith)
"Prendero quel brunettino" | Così fan tutte, Mozart (Sarah Saturnino & Colleen Daly)

MAYHEM

"La calunnia" | Il barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini (Brent Michael Smith)
"La fleur que tu m'avais jetée" | Carmen, Bizet (Dane Suarez)
"Acerba voluttà, dolce tortura" | Adriana Lecouvreur, Cilea (Sarah Saturnino)
"Pace, pace, mio Dio!" | La Forza del Destino, Verdi (Colleen Daly)

MAGIC & MORE

"Vesti la giubba" | Pagliacci, Leoncavallo (Dane Suarez)
"Robert, toi que j'aime" | Robert le diable, Meyerbeer (Colleen Daly)
"I Hold Your Hand in Mine" / "The Masochism Tango" | Lehrer (Brent Michael Smith)
"Čury mury fuk" | Rusalka, Dvořák (Sarah Saturnino)
Final Trio | Faust, Gounod (Colleen Daly, Brent Michael Smith, Dane Suarez)

WINE TASTING

Castellroig, Brut Cava, NV
Castellroig represents one of the few family growers in Penedès producing sparkling wine. In the glass, the wine has consistent effervescence, aromas of white flowers, tree fruit and citrus, with mouthwatering acidity.

Fabre Montmayou, Torrontés, 2017
Hervé Fabre founded Fabre Montmayou in the 1990s and today represents one of the true family growers in Argentina. Torrontés has become Argentina’s quintessential white grape varietal. In the glass Montmayou’s 2017 Torrontés is expressive with notes of lychee, jasmine, lime, and white flowers.

Phillip Schell Malbec, 2016
Phillip Schell first arrived in Argentina in 1998 and now controls this eponymously named project. In the glass, the wine demonstrates fresh notes of plum, perfumed oak accents, and spice. It has a lovely, silky texture that adds to the richness of the fruit.

Lote 44, Malbec, 2016
Lote 44 Malbec is a sumptuous little wine. In the glass, the wine displays aromas of redcurrant, mocha, rose petal, tobacco leaf, and earth. This wine is surprisingly juicy and firm on the palate, showing subtle intensity to the red berry and spice flavors.

 

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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.