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Spotlight Sunday - Dan Shore

Hartford Opera Theater is proud to spotlight composer, Dan Shore this Sunday! We first worked with Dan in 2012 for his opera, The Chorus Girl for New in November 3. We were delighted to produce Dan's one act opera, An Embarrassing Position on the main stage in spring 2015. Dan Shore is an opera composer and playwright whose many works for the stage include The Beautiful Bridegroom (first prize, National Opera Association’s Chamber Opera Competition), An Embarrassing Position (first prize, National Opera Association’s Chamber Opera Competition, and a Big Easy Entertainment Award), Travel (first prize, Astoria Performing Arts Center Playwriting Contest), Anne Hutchinson, The Chorus Girl, Downt

Spotlight Sunday - Thaddaeus Bourne

This week's Spotlight Sunday features Thaddaeus Bourne! Thaddaeus joined us last season as Reverend Hale in The Crucible. Here is what he is up to this season. This fall, baritone Thaddaeus Bourne performs as Belcore in L’elisir d’amore (Project Opera), El Dancaïro in Carmen (Long Island Opera), and Charlie in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers (Opera MODO). In the 2015-16 season he performed as the baritone soloist in the Yellow River Cantata (The Confucius Institute), as a guest artist with the Misericordia Classical Series, Reverend Hale in The Crucible (Hartford Opera Theater), Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus (Martina Arroyo Foundation), and created the role of the Angel in William David Cooper’

Vote for us in the Hartford Magazine's "Best Of" poll!

Vote for Hartford Opera Theater in the Hartford Magazine's "Best of" poll. Nominate us to be featured in the May issue and show the rest of the state how much you love Hartford Opera Theater! You must enter at least 10 nominees on your ballot to count. When you fill out your entry make sure to write the city next to the name of the nominee. (Ex. Hartford Opera Theater, Hartford). You can nominate us in 2 categories on the Entertainment Page - Theater Group (Hartford Opera Theater, Hartford) Festival (New in November Festival, Hartford). There is only one vote allowed per person and you must cast your ballot by February 26 at 11:59 PM. Click the image on the left to vote. Thank you for your


In programming our 2016-2017 season our staff spent a lot of time reflecting on who we are as a company and what we can bring to the artistic community in Connecticut. Our slogan for several years has been "Opera for everyone" and this season we are putting our money where our proverbial mouth is. Our 16-17 season is about inclusion, community, freedom, communication, and giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. The idea behind our blog is to bring our audiences into the fold and help us promote love, understanding and action in Hartford and throughout the state. Each show has been selected and conceptualized to highlight different parts of the diverse community in Hartford a

Spotlight Sunday - Jennifer Sgroe

Hello everyone! We hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Today, we launch our newest social media feature -- HOT Spotlight Sunday! Every Sunday, we will feature a current or past HOT artist. From composers to directors, scenic designers to orchestra members and of course, singers, we want to feature you! Have you worked with HOT in the past? Do you have an upcoming project you would like us to promote? Please contact us at administration@hartfordoperatheater.com if you would like to be featured. Our first artist of the week is Jennifer Sgroe! Soprano Jennifer Sgroe made her HOT debut in "Trigger" by Jessica Rudman during our 2016 New in November Festival. An active recitalist, Jennifer's


The HOT Blog! Keep up with all of the latest information about Hartford Opera Theater right here. Ever wonder how a production comes together or what is going on behind the scenes, this is your ticket to all the action. Join us here every Sunday for our new Spotlight Series. We will feature a different artist every week. Find out what your favorite singers, composers, directors and designers are up to and where else you can see their work. Photo - Shelly Dexter - 3AM Blues by Kam Morrill - New in November 2012 Photo Credit - Kim Bova #opera #artist #artistfeature #spotlight #blog #performingarts #productioncompany #newmusic #music #classicalmusic #Hartford #Connecticut

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