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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute

 

Join the dashing Prince Tamino in his quest for truth, honor, and a beautiful damsel in distress.

 

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2014 - 2015 Season

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2014-15 Season

Royal Opera House of London's L'elisir d'amore  @ a/perture cinema | Winston-Salem | North Carolina | United States
Nemorino, a naive village boy, is besotted with Adina, a farm owner. She rejects his declarations of love. Fortunately, Doctor Dulcamara is on hand with a ‘love potion’ to help him win her heart. Adina[...]
 The Met HD Live performance of Lehár’s The Merry Widow – New Production @ The Hanesbrands Theatre | Winston-Salem | North Carolina | United States
The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact).[...]
The Met HD Live performance Offenbach’s Les Contes d'Hoffmann @ The Hanesbrands Theatre | Winston-Salem | North Carolina | United States
Get your tickets here! Approximate HD runtime 3:46 Vittorio Grigolo and Matthew Polenzani take turns playing the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title. Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three[...]
AJ Fletcher Opera's Student Night - Die Fledermaus	 @ The Stevens Center of UNCSA | Winston-Salem | North Carolina | United States
Student Night at the Opera is the final dress rehearsal for the performance and is an opportunity for students to witness professional opera performances. Typically Student Night runs between 2 ½ -3 hours (including any[...]
 The Met HD Live performance of IolantaI (Tchaikovsky) / Bluebeard’s Castle (Bartók) – New Production    @ The Hanesbrands Theatre | Winston-Salem | North Carolina | United States
On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta)[...]
La Lunch – Winston Salem @ Piedmont Club | Winston-Salem | North Carolina | United States
Join General Director James Allbritten and several of the principal cast members for lunch and take a close look at our productions. 200 West 2nd Street, 19th Floor, Winston Salem $20.00 per person Call 336.724.7077[...]

PAST PERFORMANCES

Madama Butterfly

Piedmont Opera opened its 37th season with the tragic love story of a young Geisha who gives up her life for love. Local favorite Jill Gardner sang the doomed title role. Opera Lively described her performance, “There is no way to sing and act the role of Cio-Cio San any better than Jill Gardner did. She was able to accurately portray with voice and body movements both the juvenile enthusiasm of the young geisha, and the bitter sorrow of the betrayed wife, as well as the heartbroken mother.” The Winston-Salem Journal proclaimed, ““The only thing wrong with Piedmont Opera’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” is that there are too few performances of it.” Pinkerton, sung by Isaac Hurtado, was praised for his warm tenor voice, which was youthful and convincing in the role of Pinkerton. The audience could believe that he is infatuated with Butterfly, but no effort to portray him as an innocent himself could succeed, not when his lyrics proclaim that, as a Yankee, he has the right – and the means – to have a girl in every port.006

South Pacific

SouthPacific2014The Spring saw another first in PO’s history, the staging of a title from Broadway’s golden age. A large cast was assembled for performances of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. This highly successful production featured Bass-Baritone Branch Fields, who covered the role of Emile de Becque in the recent Broadway revival of this classic. He brought all his experience to bear for the success of our production. Making her role debut in this production was internationally acclaimed Dramatic Soprano Susan Neves as Bloody Mary. Ms. Neves has performed not only in this country’s leading opera companies, but for the Opera Bastille in Paris, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna State Opera, Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, and the Arena di Verona. Of the production, the Winston Salem Journal said, “[Piedmont Opera] has found a cast that sounds good, looks good and can act. This is a show that you can get lost in, can absolutely go live in for three hours and not regret one second of it.”

The Flying Dutchman

DutchmanThis season was a successful season of firsts for Piedmont Opera. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer Richard Wagner, the company produced its first opera by this genre changing composer. Our new production of The Flying Dutchman, created in conjunction with the Princeton Festival, confronted the challenges of producing Wagner’s work in the 21st century. A production worthy of the City of the Arts and Innovation, it used the latest in theatrical computer technology to create the scenic world in which the composer’s characters live. The Winston-Salem Journal remarked, “Wagner was a 19th century composer with 21st century ambitions. The ancient archetype of the wandering soul and ghost ships with blood red sails that come from under the sea and fly off into heaven are impressively rendered by modern technology.”
The artists who populate the stage of Piedmont Opera hail from across the Triad and throughout the country. This season, Bass-Baritone Jake Gardner performed the title role in our production of The Flying Dutchman. Jake has performed with leading opera companies nationwide, but recently made his home in Kernersville. Reporting on the performance, the New York Wagner Society said, “What was special about the performance I saw in Winston-Salem was the high quality of the singing. Jake Gardner, the Dutchman, was a particular standout. There was no holding back his powerful baritone as he conveyed the strength of the hero.”
 
Other artists engaged for this production included Carter Scott making her role debut as Senta. Carter has sung internationally and continues to be in demand, particularly for her portrayal of Puccini’s Turandot, a role she essayed for Piedmont Opera in 2010. Two members of the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute were also featured in this production, confirming Piedmont Opera’s long standing relationship with this nationally recognized Young Artist training program. Jonathan Johnson and Kate Farrar added this production to their growing resumes, as their careers take them to the Chicago Lyric and Chautauqua Opera Companies, respectively.


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