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!  

BOX OFFICE 302-442-7807

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.

 

 

UPCOMING 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).

BOX OFFICE 302-442-7807

Estimated running time is 2 hours (including tastings). Full program and tasting information to be posted soon.

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


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PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

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)

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.