Hosted by Western Sullivan Public Library and the DVO
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Tusten-Cochecton Library, 198 Bridge St, Narrowsburg, New York 12764
Join Ray Scheindlin, a member of Delaware Valley Opera's chorus and retired Literature Professor, for an introduction to Gian Carlo Menotti's The Medium.
Scheindlin will discuss the opera’s characters, especially Madame Flora (the medium of the title) and the ways in which the opera combines music and text to create a vivid portrait of this troubled and troubling human being; and to blur the boundary between the real and supernatural worlds.
Our Mission is to provide opportunities for area talent to study and perform a wide range of opera repertoire; to introduce opera to young people and the general public through performances, workshops and educational programs and to foster collaborations between creative and interpretive artists and technicians.
The Delaware Valley Opera is a member of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the Arts Council for Sullivan County, NY. Our address is P.O. Box 505, Callicoon, New York 12723 and phone (845) 887-3083.
The DVO has been in residence each summer at the Tusten Theatre since 1991. A town-owned, former movie house, the Tusten Theatre is located at 210 Bridge Street in Narrowsburg, and is managed by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.
We look forward to this summer as the Delaware Valley Opera continues its 4th decade with a season that’s sure to please!
Season Opener GALA - Saturday, June 22, 2019
Join us at the Delaware Youth Center in Callicoon, New York for an evening of music and good food as we showcase some of the incredible talent the DVO has to offer. Offering a tasty buffet that will appeal to your appetite, along with a taste of the season’s upcoming productions which will whet your musical appetite for the upcoming productions to follow close on the heels of our season kick off event!
Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Telephone” and “The Medium”
July 27 & 28, August 3 & 4, 2019
These two short operas by Gian Carlo Menotti, known to many as the composer of Amahl and the Night Visitors, were first paired as a double bill when originally produced in the late 1940s.
The Telephone, or L’Amour à trois is a humorous look at the way the telephone became a third party in the romantic relationship between a young couple, Lucy and Ben. Written over seventy years ago, we can still relate to the way this ubiquitous invention plays a large role in our lives today! Featuring Brooke Schooley, Soprano, as Lucy.
The Medium is a darker piece, exploring the boundaries of reality for all involved in the drama. In today’s world, where more and more we are challenged to assess what is real and what is “fake news,” Madame Flora’s struggle with this issue leads to a sad and tragic ending. Featuring Janice Meyerson, Mezzo-Soprano, as Madame Flora.
Gilbert & Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore”
August 17 & 18 and 24 & 25, 2019
Join us as the Her Majesty’s Ship, the Pinafore, drops anchor in Portsmouth and welcomes Sir Joseph Porter and his bevy of sisters, cousins, and aunts aboard. One of G&S’s earliest and most popular creations, you’ll see why it became a cultural sensation, sailing on a sea of tunes ranging from bouncy to beautiful!
We have some exciting news to share! We’ve recently partnered with a program called the RoundUp App that allows you to “round up” the change from your debit or credit card purchases and donate it to us monthly.
This is a way for you to support our mission just by donating your change. It’s small change for you but truly a game changer for us, so we would be honored if you would commit to give in this way. You can download the app for iPhone, Android or create an account on the Web.
Please let us know if we can answer any questions or provide more information. Our mission would not be possible without you, so thank you again for your loyalty and support!
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