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Opera

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director

Opera Saratoga, formerly Lake George Opera, began with a production of Die Fledermaus at the Diamond Point Theatre on July 5, 1962, playing to an audience of 230. The Company now calls Saratoga Springs home and performs for more than 25,000 people annually during the company’s Summer Festival, as well as through community engagement and education programs year-round.

The 2017 Summer Festival, under the leadership of Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson, will feature 3 exhilarating new productions: Verdi’s comic masterpiece Falstaff, which hasn’t been seen in the region in over 25 years; Grétry’s whimsical opera-ballet, Zémire et Azor (Beauty and the Beast) - one Mozart’s favorite operas, which will feature elaborate use of puppetry in a fairy tale for audiences of all ages; and a very special 80th Anniversary production of Blitzstein’s The Cradle Will Rock, an allegory on corruption and corporate greed both timely and timeless, which is as impactful now as it was when it premiered on Broadway in 1937.

In addition, Opera Saratoga will present a wide variety of free and ticketed concerts throughout the season, including a celebration of the music of Marc Blitzstein; a Gilbert & Sullivan Cabaret; a concert featuring scenes from the final operas by beloved composers from throughout history; and a retrospective of Broadway music from the 1930s. It is season that will showcase incredible music, phenomenal singing, and riveting theater – performed by preeminent artists from the world’s great opera houses alongside some of the most exciting emerging artists in the country.

Tickets are on sale now! 

11
Jun2017

Wand'ring Minstrels

at The Mansion Inn

2:00pm
11
Jun2017

Wand'ring Minstrels

at The Mansion Inn

7:30pm
1
Jul2017

FALSTAFF (1893)

Music by Giuseppe Verdi; Libretto by Arrigo Boito
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles

7:30pm
2
Jul2017

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST / ZÉMIRE ET AZOR (1771)

Music by André Grétry; Libretto by Libretto by Jean François Marmontel
Sung in French with English Supertitles

7:30pm
6
Jul2017

FALSTAFF (1893)

Music by Giuseppe Verdi; Libretto by Arrigo Boito
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles

7:30pm
8
Jul2017

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST / ZÉMIRE ET AZOR (1771)

Music by André Grétry; Libretto by Libretto by Jean François Marmontel
Sung in French with English Supertitles

2:00pm
9
Jul2017

THE CRADLE WILL ROCK (1937)

Music, Book and Lyrics by Marc Blitzstein
Performed in English

7:30pm
10
Jul2017

FALSTAFF (1893)

Music by Giuseppe Verdi; Libretto by Arrigo Boito
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles

2:00pm
11
Jul2017

THE CRADLE WILL ROCK (1937)

Music, Book and Lyrics by Marc Blitzstein
Performed in English

2:00pm
13
Jul2017

THE CRADLE WILL ROCK (1937)

Music, Book and Lyrics by Marc Blitzstein
Performed in English

7:30pm
14
Jul2017

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST / ZÉMIRE ET AZOR (1771)

Music by André Grétry; Libretto by Libretto by Jean François Marmontel
Sung in French with English Supertitles

2:00pm
14
Jul2017

Broadway in the 1930's

Approximate running time: 2 hours Venue Spa Little Theatre
19 Roosevelt Drive
Saratoga Springs NY 12866 Performance Notes The '30s were extraordinary years on Broadway, where jazz,...
7:30pm
15
Jul2017

FALSTAFF (1893)

Music by Giuseppe Verdi; Libretto by Arrigo Boito
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles

2:00pm
16
Jul2017

THE CRADLE WILL ROCK (1937)

Music, Book and Lyrics by Marc Blitzstein
Performed in English

2:00pm