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Verdi's La Traviata (Violetta)

Hawaii Opera Theatre-Blaisdell Concert Hall, Honolulu

HOT’s season, ends where it began, with Verdi’s tragic masterpiece of a love that was ill-fated from the start.

The courtesan Violetta is the life of the party, even as tuberculosis, slowly takes her life away. Having long loved her, Alfredo declares his affection as Violetta falls ill. Violetta decides to see if this kind-hearted young man is the real deal. Trading in the life that she knew, Violetta and Alfredo move away, with Violetta secretly selling everything she owns to maintain this new life of love. But their romantic fantasy is doomed to failure.

Hawaii’s own baritone Quinn Kelsey and New Zealand’s Pene Pati from SOL3 MIO also star in HOT’s season finale.


MidAmerica Productions presents Faure Requiem and Mozart Missa Brevis in C Major

Carnegie Hall, New York City

FAURÉ: Requiem in D minor, Op. 48 LISETTE CANTON, Conductor Participating Choruses Philharmonic Choir of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Paradise, NL, Canada (Stephen Candow, Director) York University Singers, Toronto, ON, Canada (Lisette Canton, Director); 2009 Choer du Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau, Ottowa, ON, Canada (Antonio Llaca, Director) Coro Vivo Ottowa, Ottowa, ON, Canada (Antonio Llaca, Director) Sparta High School Honors Choir, Sparta, NJ (Laura Lopez, Director) 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

MOZART: Missa brevis in C major, K. 220 LESLIE DALA, Conductor HAYDN: Te Deum for the Empress Maria Therese, Hob.XXIIIc:2 SCOTT GLYSSON, Conductor Participating Choruses Wilton High School Symphonic Chorus, Wilton, CT (Kevin Cotellese, Director) Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver, BC, Canada (Leslie Dala, Director) Cal Poly Choirs, San Luis Obispo, CA (Scott Glysson, Director)


Choralis presents Mendelssohn's Eliljah

National Presbyterian Church, Washington DC

With guest artists Danielle Talamantes, Soprano; Kristen Dubenion-Smith, Mezzo-Soprano; Dennys Moura, Tenor; and Kerry Wilkerson as Elijah. Felix Mendelssohn’s operatic masterpiece, with its sweeping orchestral movements and tender a cappella choruses, tells the story of the fiery prophet who led the people of Israel back to God, ending their punishment of drought and famine.