Opera Quiz #1 - March 25, 2020
We have been fortunate to collaborate with some of the finest international and local opera singers as well as with some of New Jersey's leading opera companies.
We have compiled a set of 10 brief clips from different performances as well as an overture - a combination of staged and concert performances.
Can you name - Opera - Composer - Character
For the opera buffs, can you also name the aria?
Singers who have performed with us: Noelle Arteche - Dmitri Zigrino - Don Kalbach - Timothy Maureen Cole - Don Sheasley - Julia Rolwing - Maria Alu - Dominika Zamara - Jason Adamo - Kevin Peters
All performances conducted by Maestro Robert W. Butts
Collaborations with Eastern Opera, BONJ Summer Music Festival, and New Jersey Concert Opera
We hope you enjoy these great clips of our favorite artists and operas.
1. Carmen, Georges Bizet, Overture
2. Don Giovanni, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Zerlina, "Batti, batti" she is singing to Masetto to make up for almost letting herself be seduced by Don Giovanni (Noelle Arteche - Zerlina)
3. I Pagliacci, Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Tonio, "Prologue" as Tonio tells audience the story about to unfold, (Dmitri Zigrino - Tonio)
4. La Boheme, Giocomo Puccini, Benoit, scene where Benoit trys to collect rent (Don Kalbach - Benoit)
5. The Elixir of Love, Gaetano Donizetti, Adina, "Della crudele Isotta" Adina is reading to the villagers the tale of Tristan and Isolde and the magic potion (Timothy Maureen Cole - Adina)
6. Don Fiovanni, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Commendatore, Scene where Commendatore visits Don Giovanni at dinner (Don Sheasley - Commendatore)
7. Die Walküre , Richard Wagner, Sieglinde, Sieglinde has been brought to safety by Brunnhilde (Julia Rolwing - Sieglinde)
8. Giulio Cesare, Georg Frideric Handel, Cleopatra, "La Tempesta" - Cleopatra has just learned that Caesar is alive and sings of making it through the storm (Maria Alu - Cleopatra)
9. Don Giovanni, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Donna Elvira, "Ah, chi mi dice mai" Donna Elvira's entrance aria where she asks if anybody can tell her where Giovanni is (Dominika Zamara - Donna Elvira)
10. Le Nozze di Figaro, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Figaro, "Non più andrai" At the end of act 1, Figaro sings to Cherubino about how it will be as a soldier (Jason Adamo - Figaro)
11. Die Fledermaus (The Bat), Johann Strauss, Eisenstein, "Champagne Aria" at Prince Orlovsky's party, Eisenstein sings of the greatness of champagne (Kevin Peters - Eisenstein)