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Opera at Florham Presents 'Arias for the Summer'

Thursday, June 5, 2014 • 2:19pm

MADISON, NJ - Opera at Florham will conclude its 2013-2014 season with “Arias for the Summer,” on June 15, 2014 at 3 p.m., featuring a variety of famous opera arias and Broadway music.

The two-hour event will take place at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, in Lenfell Hall. Located inside Hennessy Hall, Lenfell Hall was the drawing room of the Twombly family when they lived in the 100-room mansion.

Funding has been made possible in part by grants from the Morris Arts Council through the New Jersey State Council of the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

The musicale will feature a team of powerful and seasoned singers from the professional operatic stage. Returning after her triumphant debut in the title role of “Aida” with OAF and the NJ Festival Orchestra last fall, soprano Lisa Daltirus is one of the most distinguished artists to have partnered with OAF.

Baritone Louis Otey has performed with most of the leading opera houses in America and Europe and will sing some of the classic dramatic baritone arias from Verdi, Puccini, Wagner and more. Last year, he performed in Aida, for the Opera at Florham and New Jersey Festival Orchestra.

Mezzo Soprano Maria Todaro (daughter of famed tenor Jose Todaro) will sing classic French repertoire, as well as favorites from Mozart and Rossini.

Among the 14 songs to be performed, attendees will hear “Seguidille” from Carmen, “Vissi d'arte” from Tosca, “Belle Nuit Barcarolle” from Tales of Hoffman, “Rivedrai le foreste imbalsamate” from Aida , “La ci darem la mano” from Don Giovanni, and Broadway favorite “All the Things You Are.”

 

Doors open at 2 p.m. and guests are welcome to bring light fare to enjoy before the show. The music begins at 3 p.m., and light refreshments will be served at intermission.

 

Call 973-443-8620 for tickets and information. Admission is $30, $25 for seniors, and $10 for students under 22 years of age.

 

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham is located 285 Madison Ave., Madison, N.J.

 

The College at Florham of Fairleigh Dickinson University is located at 285 Madison Ave., Madison, NJ. Stay connected with Opera at Florham on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, at www.OperaAtFlorham.org, and the mailing list.

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