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Timeless Stories Come to Life...


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Timeless Stories Come to Life...


Your breath catches as a voice joins instruments, low at first, then building as
stage lights illuminate the scene before you.

The curtain rises and reveals a world unlike anything you’ve seen before. No longer in a theater, you’re in a place and time you’ve only seen in movies or read about in books. You’ve gone to a place of imagination and wonder. You’re at the Opera.

2018 performanceS & Events


COCKTAILS, ELEGANT DINING &
ENCHANTING MUSIC UNDER THE STARS...

Friday, August 24th  | 6 pm - 10 pm | Ocean House, Westerly RI

Come to the Moonlight Serenade Gala and join like-minded people who treasure the performing arts and believe helping youngsters appreciate the world’s greatest composers and performances is a fantastic way to groom the next generation of cultural arts stewards in our communities.

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OPERA IN THE PARK   
Friday, August 31 | 6:00 pm  |  Old Saybrook Town Green, Old Saybrook, CT

Continuing the trend of Open-air Opera, our Opera in the Park takes place on the Old Saybrook Town Green, adjacent to the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. Join our amazing singers for an evening featuring songs from some of the greatest musical writers of all time. Perfect for a picnic with family and friends or a relaxing evening all to yourself, we recommend a ten dollar donation (no donation for children 14 and under) to benefit Salt Marsh Opera at the gate.


LA BOHÈME 
Friday, Sept 21 | 7:00 pm | The Kate, Old Saybrook, CT
Saturday, Sept 22 | 7:00 pm | Kent Hall, Westerly, RI
Sunday, Sept 23 | 3:00 pm | The Kate, Old Saybrook, CT


Following four young artists in 19th-Century Paris, La bohème is an ongoing struggle between love, poverty, loyalty and sacrifice. It is often referred to as Puccini’s finest work, both for its balance of comedy and tragic romance and its cultural influence on generations of viewers. With two shows at The Kate and a special "in the round" performance at Kent Hall, this will be our most spectacular production of 2018. Tickets for The Kate are available on their website, and tickets for Kent Hall will go on sale soon.

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BEHIND THE CURTAIN

Summer Concert series

There's always excitement surrounding our Spring and Fall productions, but did you know we also produce a series of Summer Concerts?
In this episode of Behind the Curtain, Simon discusses our exciting Summer Concert Series. Filmed at the Old Stonington Lighthouse Museum, the site for the upcoming Music at the Lighthouse, get a sneak peek at the beautiful venues hosting this year’s events. Whether it’s an oceanfront Gala, a concert in the park or a picnic overlooking the bay, we’ve got a concert for you, and we hope to see you there!

Salt Marsh Opera has been providing Southeastern CT and Southern RI with well-received Opera since 2001. Our efforts to grow Opera are made possible through the generosity of our community foundations, corporate sponsors and individual donors. Your generous support helps us expand and enrich our Kids Love Opera! program in a number of ways. It helps create dynamic, multi-media guides to accompany classroom instruction. Support also enables us to deliver complete productions to multiple schools in varying regions, such as this year’s original opera Jack and Jill and the Happening Hill!

With different levels of corporate and individual sponsorship, there’s always a way to help reach and inspire local communities. To see how you can become a sustainer and help bring music to life for children throughout Southeastern Connecticut and Southern Rhode Island click here.

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Stirring Plots...


Stirring Plots...


One of the most popular arias in opera history, from our production of Puccini's comedy "Gianni Schicchi."

 

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Compelling Performances...


Compelling Performances...


In Jack and Jill and the Happening Hill…13 performers recreate the story behind the classic childhood rhyme. They do it with such finesse and exuberance and joy that the simple story turns into an adventurous quest for both Jack and Jill.
— Denise Coffey, Hartford Courant
Salt Marsh Opera’s... ‘La Cenerentola’ (‘Cinderella’)... was far more than an exquisite evening of beautiful music from a top-notch cast. For twin sisters Gabrielle and Isabella Macaruso of Hopkinton, and their pal Lily Algieri, it was a life-changing event.
— Nancy Burns-Fusaro, The Westerly Sun
The vivid stage presences and vocal aplomb of Loyd and Cheney, the darkly ominous production and well-paced, mounting horror, and the musical thrills of the final act...conveyed the full weight of this most dramatic of operas.
— Milton Moore, theday.com
 
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Jack & Jill and the Happening Hill

April 2018
We hope
you enjoyed
the journey! 

Moonlight Serenade Gala

July 2017
Thank you for joining us!

Gianni
Schicchi

May 2017
Thanks for coming!
 

Music at
The Lighthouse

July 2017
So glad you came.
See you next year!

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Don Giovanni


October 2017
Thank you for joining us!