The holidays are upon us once more, and that means it’s go time for singers all over the country and the world. With this post we’re bringing you and yours a (non-exhaustive) brief list of some of the performances happening this month where Seagle singers can be heard in a variety of productions, holiday-themed or not. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift – consider the gift of an experience and support all these hardworking musicians by attending a live performance! In a time when the world feels darker (both figuratively and literally… the sun sets at 5:00PM every day here on the East Coast!), music has a wonderful way of soothing, unifying, and restoring. Do yourself a favor and get to a theater, church, symphony hall. Even if you don’t see something near you it on this list, chances are lots of great music is being made right in your neighborhood.
What is your favorite holiday piece to hear live? Let us know in the comments!
DEC 9, 23, 25; JAN 19 // Un ballo in maschera (Verdi)
Theater am Goetheplatz, Bremen, Germany
Stephen Clark ’12-’13 will sing the role of Sam in Verdi’s classic opera. Not exactly your typical holiday fare, but the opera IS about a party, so…if you find yourself in Deutschland on Christmas day, give this opera a try!
DEC 12-13 // Lucinda y la Flores de la Nochebuena (Mack)
San Francisco Opera, San Francisco, CA
Seagle board member, composer, and friend Evan Mack collaborates once more with San Francisco Opera to bring his holiday children’s opera to Bay Area youth. The piece explores the story of “how the poinsettia became a meaningful symbol of the holiday season.”
DEC 13, 15, 21 // La Boheme aka “The Hipsters” (Puccini)
Pacific Opera Project, Los Angeles, CA
Kerriann Otaño sings the role of Mimi in POP’s hit production about Puccini’s famed starving artists. But you don’t have to starve – tickets can include food and a bottle of wine to enjoy during the performance. Salut!
DEC 13 & 15 // Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)
The Philadelphia Orchestra; Philadelphia PA
Jorie Moss appears with the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir and the Philadelphia Orchestra for a semi-staged production of Menotti’s perennial holiday one-act opera about the three Kings’ journey to Bethlehem.
DEC 18 // A Night of Rising Stars and Classic Melodies
Palm Beach Opera, West Palm Beach, FL
Michael Miller appears with his fellow young artists at Palm Beach opera for a special one-night-only performance that also features renowned mezzo soprano Stephanie Blythe. Perfect for the snowbird set!
DEC 27-JAN 27 // Phantom (Yeston)
Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford, NY
Kayleen Seidl ’12 sings the role of Christine Daae in WBT’s holiday run of Maury Yeston’s Phantom. A fun outing for the family, and only an hour and fifteen minutes outside of NYC via MetroNorth.
Speaking of last-minute gifts – have you seen our recent video series on making a year-end gift to Seagle Music Colony? Visit our Facebook page to hear heartfelt stories from alumni all over the world speak about how their experience at SMC shaped their careers and lives. We need to raise $80,000 by December 31, 2018 in order to unlock an additional $20,000 in matching funds, and we are currently at 40% of that goal. If you (or someone you know) has ever had the opportunity to experience Seagle, you know what a special, unique place it is. As you calculate your year-end charitable giving, we humbly ask that you consider a gift to Seagle so we can continue our mission to identify, train and develop gifted singers and to present quality opera and musical theatre performances to the public.