2018-2019 Season Productions Announced
Hansel and Gretel in Performance December 15 and 16, 2018
During the 2018 holiday season Opera51 will present a fundraiser performance of Engelbert Humperdinck’s classic opera Hansel and Gretel, setting to music the story published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812. This popular work has familiar tunes and a child-pleasing finale where the crafty children turn the tables on the witch and push her into her own oven for a fiery demise. The work will be costumed and sung in English with orchestra. Tickets will be available on this site a few months before the performance.
Carmen in Performances early June 2019
Opera51's annual staged fundraiser production for 2019 will be Georges Bizet's Carmen, one of the most popular and often-performed operas of all time. Fully costumed and staged with orchestra, and sung in French with projected English titles, performances will be held the second weekend in June. Auditions for cast will be held in October. Additional information about auditions, a fundraising gala, and tickets to the performances will be posted on this site as detailed plans evolve.
Fundraisers for 51 Walden
Opera51 performances are benefit fundraisers to support operation of the 51 Walden facility. Proceeds contribute valuable funds to the maintenance and operation of 51 Walden, a community resource supporting hundreds of local residents each week throughout the year.
Significant funds are raised each year through opera performances and associated corporate sponsorships, program ads, and individual donations, and through special events including an early spring Gala and a Columbus Day rummage sale.
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.