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Spotlight Sunday - Pablo Issa

Hello, Opera Lovers and Happy Spotlight Sunday! Tickets are on sale for The Faith Operas. You can CLICK HERE for more information. Our opera without borders campaign is also up and running. We are raising funds to help us bring accessibility, inclusion and diversity to opera in Connecticut. For more details please visit fundrazr.com/operawithoutborders. Today we are featuring, Pablo Issa. Pablo has played in several orchestras for Hartford Opera Theater. Here is a little bit of information about Pablo and what he has coming up. Pablo Issa performs chamber music internationally with The Sound Scape Trio and Cuatro Puntos. He is also the principal cellist of the Hartford Independent Chamber Or

Diversity and Inclusion

Director of Community Relations, Michelle Murray Fiertek discusses diversity and inclusion and its place in our opera without borders initiative. If you want to join us on our mission please CLICK HERE and contribute to the campaign. Every donation helps us get closer to our goal.

All About Our Accessibility Effort

One of our major tenets of the opera without borders initiative is accessibility. We want to bring more communities into the arts. Development Director, Charity Clark describes our plans to reach out to both the deaf and blind communities this season. If you would like to join us in this effort, please CLICK HERE to be redirected to our campaign. #accessibility #art #artists #opera #music #inclusion #operawithoutborders

Opera Without Borders Campaign Launch

Please join us in our efforts to redefine the lens of opera and donate to our campaign today! Visit the #operawithoutborderscampaign here #operawithoutborders #accessibility #artists #campaign #donate #opera

Spotlight Sunday - Julie DeVaere

This week's Spotlight Sunday featured artist is Julie DeVaere! Julie will be in the world premiere of The Faith Operas on Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 PM at Charter Oak Cultural Center. For more information on the show and to get tickets click here. Praised as a mezzo-soprano who is “skillful and passionate”, Ms. De Vaere has performed with Michigan Opera Theatre where she delighted Detroit audiences with her portrayal of Olga in Eugene Onegin, the Detroit Symphony, where she sang the role of Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, and Dayton Opera where she debuted as Mercédès in Carmen. Acclaimed in her Opera Carolina debut as Loma Williams in Carlisle Floyd’s opera, Cold Sassy Tree, she was engaged to

Spotlight Sunday - Gregory Zavracky

It's Spotlight Sunday time! This time we are featuring tenor, Gregory Zavracky. Gregory will be joining us for the world premiere of The Faith Operas this April. Tickets are now on sale via our website. Praised for his fine musicality, “glowing intensity,” and “clarion tone,” tenor GREGORY ZAVRACKY maintains an active performance schedule on concert and opera stages alike. Recent engagements include the Officer in The Barber of Seville with Boston Lyric Opera, Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville with Townsend Opera, Tamino in Boston Lyric Opera’s family production of The Magic Flute, Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi with Lake George Opera, Ferrando in Così Fan Tutte and Camille in The Merry W

The Evolution of Hartford Opera Theater - Interview with Lisabeth Miller

Artistic & Executive Director, Lisabeth Miller was kind enough to sit down with me and answer some questions on where Hartford Opera Theater began and how we have arrived where we are today. R: Thank you so much for taking the time to sit down with me to let our fans know more about the history of the company. Please tell us about the history of Hartford Opera Theater! L: I was not involved in Hartford Opera Theater from the very beginning so some of this is anecdotal. I know the people who founded it, and from what I understand, the idea for the company was hatched in 2006 by two graduate students at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford: Emily Sternfeld-Dunn and Bridget Scarlato.

Spotlight Sunday - Lisabeth Miller

Happy Sunday! We are making our way through the cast of The Faith Operas this month, leading up to its world premiere on Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 PM at Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford. Tickets are now on sale! You can learn more about the show and purchase tickets by clicking here. Today, we are featuring soprano, Lisabeth Miller. You can also check back later this week for an interview with Liz about the evolution of Hartford Opera Theater. Lyric soprano Lisabeth Miller is sought after for her musically sensitive and dramatically compelling performances on both the opera and concert stages. The 2016 included recital performances as part of the Twenty-First century music series at

Spotlight Sunday - Tony Leathem

It's that time, folks! Today's spotlight is on baritone, Tony Leathem. Tony will be featured in the world premiere of The Faith Operas this April. You can also see Tony in the UConn Opera Theatre production of Le nozze di Figaro, March 24 & 26. Anthony Leathem, bass-baritone, holds a Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy from the New England Conservatory where he was the recipient of the prestigious John Moriarty Presidential Scholarship. Anthony is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance at the University of Connecticut studying under Dr. Constance Rock and is involved in the Voice and Opera program. Recent roles include Frank in UConn Opera Theatre’s production of D

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