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Location Date and Time
Schuster Center May 21, 2022 8:00 pm
Schuster Center May 22, 2022 3:00 pm

Experience the grandeur and sparkle of the Dayton Opera in Epic Opera—a concert showcasing the most thrilling moments from the opera repertoire performed live with a full symphony orchestra. Works by Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and more are sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Program

Wagner Meistersinger Overture
Wagner TannhäuserWie Todesahnung…O, du mein holder Abendstern
            Lester Lynch, baritone
Saint-Saëns Samson et Dalila “Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix”
            Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano
Puccini Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo Act III
Puccini ToscaE lucevan le stelle
            Robert Stahley, tenor
Offenbach Les Contes d’Hoffmann Barcarolle
            Rebecca Krynski Cox, soprano
            Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano
Puccini La bohème “In un coupé?…Oh Mimi, tu piu non torni”
            Robert Stahley, tenor
            Lester Lynch, baritone
Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana Intermezzo
Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana “Regina coeli”
            Rebecca Krynski Cox, soprano
            Chorus
 
– Intermission – 
 
Weber Der Freischütz Overture
Weber Der Freischütz “Nein lager…Durch die Wälder durch die Auen”
            Robert Stahley, tenor
Gounod Faust “Ah, je ris de me voir”
            Rebecca Krynski Cox, soprano
Verdi Il Trovatore Anvil Chorus
Verdi Il Trovatore “Condotta ell’era in ceppi”
            Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano
            Robert Stahley, tenor
Giordano Andrea Chenier “Nemico della patria”
            Lester Lynch, baritone
Verdi Nabucco “Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate”
            Chorus

Supertitles are provided for this concert.

About the Concert

Epic Opera is a concert showcasing some of the most thrilling moments from the opera repertoire. Maestro Neal Gittleman conducts a dazzling program ranging from the grandest of Grand Opera to more contemporary works, with music by Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and more! Featuring stellar soloists, we celebrate the return to the stage of the Dayton Opera Chorus, joined by the Dayton Philharmonic Chorus, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in a program of exhilarating overtures, beloved arias, stirring ensembles, and favorite opera choruses.

Featured Artists

Rebecca Krynski Cox, soprano
Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano
Robert Stahley, tenor
Lester Lynch, baritone
Dayton Opera Chorus
Dayton Philharmonic Chorus

Artistic Team

Kathleen Clawson, Artistic Director
Dayton Opera

Neal Gittleman, Artistic Director and Conductor
Dayton Philharmonic

Jeffrey Powell, Director
Dayton Opera Chorus

Hank Dahlman, Director
Dayton Philharmonic Chorus


Sponsors

Opera Guild of Dayton
 

About the Concert

Epic Opera is a concert showcasing some of the most thrilling moments from the opera repertoire. Maestro Neal Gittleman conducts a dazzling program ranging from the grandest of Grand Opera to more contemporary works, with music by Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and more! Featuring stellar soloists, we celebrate the return to the stage of the Dayton Opera Chorus, joined by the Dayton Philharmonic Chorus, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in a program of exhilarating overtures, beloved arias, stirring ensembles, and favorite opera choruses.

Featured Artists

Rebecca Krynski Cox, soprano
Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano
Robert Stahley, tenor
Lester Lynch, baritone
Dayton Opera Chorus
Dayton Philharmonic Chorus

Artistic Team

Kathleen Clawson, Artistic Director
Dayton Opera

Neal Gittleman, Artistic Director and Conductor
Dayton Philharmonic

Jeffrey Powell, Director
Dayton Opera Chorus

Hank Dahlman, Director
Dayton Philharmonic Chorus


Sponsors

Opera Guild of Dayton