I’m back in the most grandiose production of my career: Aida at The Metropolitan Opera. I’m a proud member of The Popolo, a small group of scholars who observe the beautiful Act II, Scene II procession (and I cover for the soldiers). It’s honestly a highlight of my year. So if you’re in town, I highly recommend it. There are various performances between now and April, so let me know if you’ll be in the audience.
Aida at The Metropolitan Opera
Village Light Opera Group Presents The Pirates of Penzance
Hurrah! Tickets are now on sale for The Village Light Opera Group’s Spring 2013 production, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. This fully-staged show, directed by VLOG favorite Emily Cornelius (IOLANTHE and CAROUSEL), features a new orchestration by William Remmers and a fantastic cast, including Jason B. Schmidt as the comic fop-cop The Sergeant of Police!
Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved operetta follows a handsome young pirate who has never seen a handsome young maiden, along with his band of ruffians who know what it is to be an orphan (often!). Our lovely young Mabel always hits the high notes, and our Major-General is the very most modern model. Don’t miss it!
Five performances only, at The Riverside Theater (91 Claremont Ave @ 120th Street):
Thursday May 16 8pm Dress Rehearsal Preview $22.50 (HALF PRICE!)
Friday May 17 8pm $45.00
Saturday May 18 2pm Children’s Matinee $45 ($22.50 for kids under 12)
Saturday May 19 8pm $45.00
Sunday May 20 4pm $45.00
For tickets and directions, visit www.villagelightopera.org
Jason B is currently playing “The Spectator” in The Metropolitan Opera’s dazzling production of Aida.
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