Opera51 Romeo & Juliet June 2016

2022-2023 Season Fundraiser Productions

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Tosca - June 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2023

Love, passion, tenderness, jealousy, political scheming, lechery, treachery, revenge - a full palate of emotions for Giacomo Puccini to paint with his uniquely expressive music and memorable melodies in Tosca, consistently among the ten most-often-performed operas worldwide.  Continuing Opera51's presentations of Puccini's immensely popular dramatic works, we staged four performances of this masterpiece in early June this year. Performed in costume with full orchestra on 51 Walden's drama stage, Tosca was sung in Italian with projected English titles.  Click here for more details about Tosca.

       Cast I (nights)      Cast II (afternoons)
Tosca  Margretta Beaty  Ashley Becker
Cavaradossi  Ethan Bremner (Fri)
Lucas Hickman (Sat)
  David Bozon
Scarpia Michael Prichard  James C S Liu
Sacristan Max Rydqvist  Max Rydqvist
Angelotti Carlo Bunyi  Carlo Bunyi
Spoletta Kartik Ayysola  Len Giambrone
Sciarrone  Chris Loschen   Chris Loschen

Audience Praise for Opera51 Productions

Comments received from Turandot attendees match the palpable audience enthusiasm felt in the hall:

"Congrats on a splendid, compelling production of Turandot! The Princess and Calaf were first rate, the 3 Ps delightful, and the rest of the cast and orchestra fully up to the task. The semi-staging and use of the space and its features were totally convincing. Two months ago we went to New York to see the Metís luscious Zeffirelli production before it is retired. In all sincerity, we enjoyed Opera51ís production just as much and in some respects even more."

"My wife and I went to Friday nightís performance. We had no expectations, but it was GREAT! We were really impressed with the quality of the singing and the orchestra. We are very used to the Metís Zeffirrelli production, but the intimacy of Opera51 allowed us to focus more on the music and not the grandiosity."

Fundraisers for 51 Walden

Opera51 performances are benefit fundraisers to support operation of The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden.  Proceeds contribute valuable funds to the maintenance and operation of the facility, a community resource supporting hundreds of local residents each week throughout the year.

Significant funds for 51 Walden are raised each year by Opera51 through opera performances and associated corporate sponsorships, program ads, and individual donations, and through special events like Opera Favorites.

Donations to support 51 Walden can be made directly here, by sending a check payable to "51 Walden" to P O Box 251, Concord, MA 01742, or by calling 978-369-7911.  51 Walden is a 501(c)3 organization.

Last updated 6/15/2023