Creative team includes stage director Hans Nieuwenhuis, musical directors Douglas Dickson & Timothy Shaindlin
The Yale School of Music presents the rising stars of Yale Opera in two evenings of opera scenes on Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3. Each evening will feature a different selection of scenes from popular operas by composers as diverse as Bizet, Sullivan, Puccini, and more. Both performances will take place at 7:30 pm in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street), New Haven.
A favorite of local audiences, the annual Fall Opera Scenes production will showcase the voice students of the renowned Yale Opera program, which is directed by Doris Yarick-Cross. This autumn’s production will also feature the work of stage director Hans Nieuwenhuis, musical directors Douglas Dickson and Timothy Shaindlin, costume designer Valerie Webster, and lighting designer William Warfel.
Each performance spotlights an assortment of comic and tragic works. Friday, Nov. 2 will feature scenes from Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Bizet’s Carmen, Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, and Massenet’s Manon and Werther. The program on Saturday, Nov. 3 will feature excerpts from Puccini’s La Bohème, Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Rossini’s Otello, Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles, and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance.