The Hubbard Hall Opera Theater was launched in 2008. The company’s latest production is Mozart’s beloved “The Magic Flute,” running for five more performances through August 19th. The singing is in German (with supertitles), the spoken dialogue in English. Kelly Crandell conducts the 19-piece orchestra and Paul Houghtaling, who joins us this morning, directs the production. We are also joined by the Company’s Artistic Director – Alix Jones.
Bard SummerScape's production of Emmanuel Chabrier's rarely produced opera, The King in Spite of Himself (Le Roi Malgré Lui) opens tonight in the Sosnoff Theater at the Richard B. Fisher Center. We learn more about the opera from accomplished director, Thaddeus Strassberger, and world-class Soprano, Nathalie Paulin.
Stephanie Blythe's commanding mezzo-soprano has captivated audiences at the world's greatest opera houses. Following her critically-acclaimed appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, Ms. Blythe brings to The Mahaiwe, for one show only, her personal tribute to the songs made famous by Kate Smith, the popular music icon whose stirring voice helped the country through the Depression and World War II. She is accompanied by Craig Terry on piano and the show is presented by Berkshire Cabaret.