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Spotlight Sunday - Lisa Williamson

The Tender Land Tickets are on sale! You can buy your tickets through our website. What better way to celebrate how excited we are for this amazing production than to feature our Laurie Moss, Lisa Williamson. You can see Lisa and the entire cast on stage at the Aetna Theatre at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art on June 2 & 4. In the mean time, here is a little about Lisa. Described by the Washington Post as “silvery of voice” and “a showstopper” for her recent performances with Washington National Opera as The Rose in The Little Prince and The Flamingo in the world premiere of Jeanine Tesori’s The Lion, the Unicorn and Me, soprano Lisa Williamson is a versatile singer who has forged a div

Tender Land Tuesday Feature - Thomas Laskowski & Alyson Sheehan

Today, we kick off our Tender Land Tuesday Artist Features. We will be showcasing members of our cast for Copland's The Tender Land on June 2 & 4 at the Aetna Theater at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art both during our regular Spotlight Sunday features and on Tuesdays. Baritone Thomas Laskowski and soprano Alyson Sheehan are up first! Remember if you want to see Tom & Alyson on stage in The Tender Land, tickets go on sale THIS SUNDAY and will be available through our website. Baritone Thomas Laskowski currently studies Voice Performance at the Hartt School in West Hartford, CT. A native of Floral Park, New York, he has been praised as “a quick-change artist, taking on many characters, ea

Spotlight Sunday - Robert Barefield

Hello Connecticut! We are happy to being featuring members of the cast of The Tender Land which will be at the Aetna Theater at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art on June 2 & 4. Lots more details can be found on The Tender Land page on our website. Learn about our accessibility efforts for this production as well as what is in store for you when you come to the theater. Check back because tickets go on sale one week from today - April 30th! Today's spotlight is baritone, Robert Barefield. He will be joining us as Pa Moss for this production. Baritone Robert Barefield has performed as soloist with organizations throughout the United States and in Europe, including the New Orleans Opera, Con

Spotlight Sunday - Blake Hansen

Happy Sunday! We are back this week featuring pianist, Blake Hansen. Blake was more recently a featured on the Hartford Opera Theater stage in world premiere of The Faith Operas. If you missed The Faith Operas, it is not too late to catch Hartford Opera this season. We are ramping up for The Tender Land in June at The Aetna Theatre at the Wadsworth Atheneum. A much sought after accompanist and chamber musician, Blake Hansen collaborates as a rehearsal and performance accompanist for Hartford Opera Theater, CT Lyric Opera, Madison Lyric Stage, and the Greve Opera Academy in Italy. He also accompanies several choirs in CT, including the choirs of the Hartt School, CONCORA, and the Griswold C

Interview with Joseph Hodge about The Faith Operas

I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Music Director, Joseph Hodge recently about The Faith Operas and being a part of new works. Here is some of what he had to say. R - How did you first come in contact with composer David Wolfson and his music? J - I first came into contact with David Wolfson's music when David submitted several of his operas to our New in November festival about three or four years ago. I remember listening to the submissions and thinking, "This guy gets it." We ended up choosing Rapture that year as part of the New in November festival, and we have gone on to perform Maya's Ark and A Fine Invention at subsequent New in November performances. R- I've heard

Spotlight Sunday - David Wolfson

We are less than one week away from the world premiere of The Faith Operas and we thought what better time to find out what David Wolfson thinks of opera without borders. Here is more about him and his work. If you do not have your tickets yet for Saturday night CLICK HERE. You can also find out more information about the show by clicking HERE. David Wolfson is currently working towards his PhD in composition at Rutgers University, and has taught at Rutgers University, Montclair State University and Hunter College. He is enjoying an eclectic career, having composed opera, musical theatre, touring children’s musicals, and incidental music for plays; choral music, band music, orchestral music,

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