June 4-29 - Training Session June 26 - Russian Romances Concert June 27, 28 & 29 - Prince Igor Warden Theater at AVA
Synopsis As Prince Igor prepares for a military campaign against Polovetsians, suddenly there is a solar eclipse. His council takes it as a bad omen. Still, Igor insists on a campaign. His troops are defeated and Igor is captured by Khan Konchak. The Khan greatly admires Igor as a warrior and offers an alliance. Rejecting the idea, Igor escapes and returns home to rebuild his forces and avenge his people. Opera Roles Prince Igor - Baritone (click to hear Aria) Yaroslavna, his wife - Soprano (Arioso) Vladimir, Igor's son - Tenor (Aria) Galitsky, Yaroslavna's brother - Bass-Baritone (Aria) Konchak, Polovetsian Khan - Bass (Aria) Konchakovna, his daughter - Contralto/Mezzo (Aria) Ovlur, a Christian Polovetsian - Tenor A Polovetsian Girl- Soprano (Aria) Polovetsian Maidens - Ensemble Boyar 1 - Bass/Baritone Boyar 2 - Tenor Polovetsian Warrior 1 - Tenor Polovetsian Warrior 2 - Bass/Baritone
Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky
July 9 - August 2 - Training Session July 30 - Russian Romances Concert July 31, Aug 1 & 2 - Eugene Onegin Warden Theater at AVA
Synopsis Eugene Onegin inherits his uncle’s country estate and moves from St. Petersburg to the village. There he meets Tatyana, an impressionable young girl who instantly falls in love and expresses her feelings in a letter to him. Poor timing leads to Tatyana’s heartbreak. Bored with country life, Onegin finds himself in a misunderstanding with his best friend Lensky, which leads to a duel, and Lensky is killed. Distraught by unintended tragedy, Onegin leaves the village. Some years later, Onegin returns to St. Petersburg and discovers that Tatyana is now in high society and married. Onegin falls hopelessly in love with her, but Tatyana underscores the missed opportunity and remains true to her marriage vows. Opera Roles Tatyana - Soprano (Letter Scene excerpt) Olga - Contralto or Mezzo Soprano (Aria) Larina - Mezzo Soprano (Duet and Quartet) Filipyevna - Mezzo Soprano (Duet and Quartet) Lensky - Tenor (Aria) Onegin - Baritone (Aria) Gremin - Bass (Aria) Zaretsky - Bass (Duel Scene) Triquet - Tenor (Triquet's Couplets)
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