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Yale Opera presents its annual Fall Scenes November 7 & 8

Photo by Matt Fried

The Yale Opera program at the Yale School of Music presents its annual Fall Opera Scenes on Saturday, November 7 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 8 at 2:00 pm. Each performance features a different selection of scenes from diverse operas.

A favorite of local audiences, the annual Fall Opera Scenes production will showcase the voice students of the highly selective Yale Opera program, which is directed by Doris Yarick-Cross.

This autumn’s production will also feature the work of stage director Marc Verzatt and musical directors Douglas Dickson and Timothy Shaindlin. John Carver Sullivan provides costume design, and Doug Harry is the lighting designer.

Each performance spotlights an assortment of comic and tragic works. Saturday, Nov. 7 will feature scenes from Handel’s Semele, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mozart’s Così fan Tutte, Thomas’s Hamlet, and Verdi’s Rigoletto.

The program on Sunday, Nov. 8 will feature excerpts from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, and Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow.

opera1All scenes will be performed in the original language with projected English translations. The opera scenes will be performed in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street), New Haven.

Tickets to the Fall Opera Scenes are $10–$20, $5 with student ID, and are available from the Yale School of Music box office, 470 College Street, 203-432-4158, or online. For more information, visit, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158, or visit the box office at 470 College Street.


Fall Opera Scenes

Saturday, November 7
7:30 pm in Morse Recital Hall

Scenes from Semele by G.F. Handel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten, Così fan Tutte by W.A. Mozart, Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas, and Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi.

Sunday, November 8
2 pm in Morse Recital Hall

Scenes from Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart, Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti, The Cunning Little Vixen by Leoš Janácek, and The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar.