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“Students, Opera Win, Evil Loses”
By Denise Coffey, The Hartford Courant
“The stage at Woodstock Academy’s Center for the Arts was transformed into a setting for Mozart’s masterpiece The Magic Flute, on April 23.
“Nine performers with the Salt Marsh Opera brought the show to more than 1,100 fifth grade students…” read more
”Opera education hitting a high note”
By Lee Howard
“Have you ever smashed a glass with your voice?
Neither have most singers from Stonington-based Salt Marsh Opera, but they've heard the question before from the fifth and sixth graders in local schools who over the past seven years have been attending workshops and performances of world-renowned operas for free.” read more
“Salt Marsh Opera will present Mozart’s legendary last opera, "The Magic Flute," on Thursday, April 25, at the Knickerbocker Music Center.
“The opera, which premiered at the Theater auf der Wieden near Vienna on Sept. 30, 1791, just two months before Mozart’s death, is "filled with a mosaic of melodies and motifs," according to Simon Holt, the opera company's artistic director.” read more
”Salt Marsh Opera tenor visits Westerly Middle School”
By Harold Hanka, The Westerly Sun
“The Salt Marsh Opera tenor Brian Cheney returned to Westerly Middle School to perform for eighth-grade World Language students on Friday, March 29, 2019. Cheney performed arias in French, Spanish, Italian and German and discussed and took questions about his life as an opera singer…” read more
"Salt Marsh Opera Shows “La Boheme” This Weekend”
By Mary Biekert, The Day
““La Boheme,” written by Italian Giacomo Puccini, is one of the most popular operas of all time. After all, it has all the elements needed for a near-perfect story: 19th-century Paris; young artists, or in this case, struggling bohemians; a story about living a financially poor but culturally rich life; and, of course, love… “ read more
“Salt Marsh Opera Delivers A Kid-Friendly Introduction to Opera”
By Denise Coffey, The Hartford Courant
“It didn't take long for performers from the Salt Marsh Opera to get an audience of 900 fifth and sixth grade students involved in their production. They simply wcalked up the aisles of Woodstock Academy's Center for the Arts and sang to them…” read more
"Rep. Urban helps land arts grant for Salt Marsh Opera"
By Brooke Constance White, The Westerly Sun
“The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of the Arts recently announced that Salt Marsh Opera is the recipient of a $7,787 Supporting Arts in Place grant.” read more
"La Cenerentola a life-changer for young fans"
By Nancy Burns-Fusaro, The Westerly Sun
"Salt Marsh Opera’s performance of Gioachino Rossini’s 'La Cenerentola,' ('Cinderella') last Friday evening at the United Theatre, 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." read more
“Salt Marsh Opera pleases with performance of Verdi's 'Rigoletto'“
By Milton Moore. theday.com
“Salt Marsh Opera doubled up on winning hands of recent seasons by bringing back baritone Ron Loyd and tenor Brian Cheney to dominate the stage Friday in a high-voltage performance of Verdi's ‘Rigoletto.’” read more
“Salt Marsh Opera presents La Sonnambula”
By Robert C. Pollack, Special to the Times
“When British-born Salt Marsh Opera Artistic Director Simon Holt helped launch the company 11 years ago, he had no idea it would blossom into a vehicle that would produce packed houses and critical acclaim.” read more
"Salt Marsh Opera Delivers a Kid-Friendly Introduction to Opera"
By Denise Coffey, Hartford Courant
"It didn't take long for performers from the Salt Marsh Opera to get an audience of 900 fifth and sixth grade students involved in their production. They simply walked up the aisles of Woodstock Academy's Center for the Arts and sang to them." read more