Opera in Worcester

Last night, the great Juliet Feibel of ArtsWorcester asked Mike and me last night where one can find opera in Worcester.

We went to BarOpera at Ralph’s a couple of years ago, and it was as awesome as you can imagine.  I’m terribly disappointed it didn’t continue.

An event that seems similar is the Mad Men On Tap opera performance at Nick’s, which will be on Friday, May 16.

The singers at Mad Men On Tap are from Greater Worcester OperaWe’ve seen some of their shows (Die Fledermaus was especially good, but I have a weakness for Strauss Jr.!) and this May/June they’ll be presenting Cosi Fan Tutte, or How I Met Your Mother:

Opera Worcester also presents operas at the Hanover Theater once or twice a year.  We saw La Traviata a couple of years back and it was good.  They’ll be hosting Opera Providence‘s production of Pirates of Penzance on October 18 this year.

Worcester County Light Opera is a bit less light opera and a bit more theater and musical based these days, but is well worth checking out!

If you can get to Boston, there’s quite a bit of opera there —

Guerilla Opera is presenting the world premiere of Ken Ueno’s Gallo. (It will also be livestreamed on May 22.)

Boston Lyric Opera and Boston Opera Collaborative usually have seasons that include both classics and new operas.  New England Conservatory students often present concerts of songs from opera and lieder, as well as the occasional fully or partially staged opera.

And Odyssey Operas offerings excite me to no end!


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