2023-2024 Season Fundraiser Productions
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Continuing Opera51's presentations of Mozart's popular operas, we are staging his comic masterpiece Cosi fan tutte in the holiday season this year as a refreshing tonic to more traditional fare. This is probably the most controversial of Mozart's operas, bound to delight and also to generate some vigorous post-performance discussion. Performed in concert format with full orchestra, sung in Italian with projected English titles. Click here for more details.
Save the Date! Spring Performances: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci - June 7, 8, and 9, 2024
These two pieces from the late 1800s form the foundation of Italian verismo style, with hauntingly beautiful melodies and unforgettable dramatic impact. Almost always performed as a pair, Opera51 is pleased to present these excellent works that will allow our talented singers to shine in some of the most widely known roles in opera.
Auditions for leads are on October 21 and 22, 2023 - audition details will be posted here shortly, and can be found at www.51walden.org for now..
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 10/23/2023