I am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams

Friday, October 20, 2023, 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 22, 2023, 3:00 PM

The Redhouse Arts Center, 400  S Salina Street, Syracuse

I Am a Dreamer Who no Longer Dreams is the first production of our season exploring intimate portraits of hopes and dreams. This poignant and topical work navigates both compassion and the dark side of humanity through the intersecting lives of two immigrants. The story chronicles the complicated parallels and experiences of Rosa, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico; and her court appointed attorney, Singa, herself an immigrant from Indonesia with a green card. As their voices blend and connect, we all experience the oneness that is the human condition, the storytelling and song of our collective inner child.
With music composed by Jorge Sosa and a libretto by Cerise Lim Jacobs, the opera will be performed in English.
Join us as we present this gripping tale on both the evening of Friday, October 20th as well as a matinee performance on Sunday, October 22th at The Redhouse Arts Center.

Jorge Sosa, Composer, Cerise Lim Jacobs, creator & librettist. Presented by special arrangement with the creators. I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer dreams was commissioned by White Snake Projects.

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All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Friday, December 15, 2023, 7:30 PM,
Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Oakwood Ave, Syracuse, NY

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 promises to move audiences with a remarkable true story. The telling of an extraordinary Christmas night during World War I.
We take you to the western front on the Christmas night of 1914, out of the silence, a song…. A soldier steps into no man’s land singing “Silent Night” That night Allied and German soldiers set down their weapons to enjoy food and drink, camaraderie, music, and peace. This wonderful piece, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it, will hold your heart and touch your soul.
The opera will be performed in English at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church on Friday, December 15.

Written by Peter Rothstein, Vocal Arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach. Presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC.

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The Fantasticks

Friday, February 16, 2024, 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 18, 2024, 3:00 PM
Venue To Be Announced

The Fantasticks:
This Valentine’s Day weekend, we invite you to come under the moon to hear the whispers in the garden of The Fantasticks! You will be treated to a modern telling of the age old story of meddling parents and the power of love. Two mothers, and quite a bit of reverse psychology, guide their sons towards love, identity and self discovery. Enters many fun and magical characters, even an abduction plot! Somewhat Shakespearian wouldn’t you say?
This joyful and energetic comedic production (written in the 1960’s with original book and lyrics by Tom Jones; music by Harvey Schmidt) was given a fresh rewrite by Tom Jones, in collaboration with director Michael Lluberes in 2022. The new boy-meets-boy story line features the well known songs and all the heart of the original.
Come and join us with stars in your eyes for this delightful evening filled with hopes and dreams.

Get ready to experience a groundbreaking and inclusive reimagining of a beloved classic as Syracuse Opera proudly presents the LGBTQ version of "The Fantasticks"! Join us for a spectacular production that celebrates love, identity, and the power of acceptance.

In this fresh and vibrant adaptation, we explore the universal themes of desire, forbidden love, and the quest for self-discovery through an LGBTQ lens. "The Fantasticks" takes on new dimensions as we delve into the emotional journeys of our diverse cast of characters, allowing audiences to connect with the story in a whole new way.

Prepare to be enchanted by the captivating music and lyrics that have made "The Fantasticks" a perennial favorite. From the hauntingly beautiful "Try to Remember" to the whimsical charm of "Soon It's Gonna Rain," the timeless melodies will transport you to a world where love knows no boundaries.

Book and lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt. Presented through special arrangement by Musical Theater International (MTI)

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The Barber of Seville

Sunday, April 28, 2024, 3:00 PM,
The Crouse-Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY

The beloved prequel to The Marriage of Figaro, The Barber of Seville is coming your way!
Rossini’s popular masterpiece has it all!
Incredibly famous overture? Check!
Beyond famous arias? Check!
Mistaken or hidden identities and raucous good times? Check!
A feisty prima Donna? Check!
A disguised prince and clever sidekick? Definitely that too!
Frivolous fun and wild escapades in grand Opera comedic style, of course!

Join us to enjoy the adventure of a Count and a Barber in Seville, intent on helping the beautiful Rosina escape the tutelage and marriage ambitions of her lecherous guardian Bartolo! You will definitely be humming those famous tunes all the way home!

Closing our season in laughter and style, Gioachino Rossini’s extravagant masterpiece is coming to you on Sunday April 28, at 3PM

Save the date for a truly grand night of opera as Syracuse Opera presents Rossini's timeless masterpiece, "The Barber of Seville," on April 28, 2024! Prepare to be swept away by the enchanting tale of love, mischief, and musical brilliance.

In this highly-anticipated production, our talented world-class singers, will bring the lively streets of this operatic Seville to life. From the hilarious antics of the cunning Figaro to the charming romance between Count Almaviva and Rosina, this beloved opera promises non-stop entertainment from start to finish.

Immerse yourself in the captivating melodies and sparkling humor of Rossini's score, as the renowned overture and famous arias fill the grand theater with their irresistible charm. Our brilliant performers, draped in lavish costumes, will transport you to the vibrant world of 18th-century Spain, captivating your senses and leaving you in awe.

Experience the incredible set designs, the flawless musical artistry, and the undeniable world class performance of our opera stars as they bring this classic masterpiece to life with unparalleled grandeur and style. Whether you're a seasoned opera enthusiast or new to the genre, "The Barber of Seville" promises an unforgettable night of entertainment for all.

Mark your calendars and secure your seats for this final performance of the season on April 28, 2024. Escape into a world of love and laughter, where the power of music will leave you mesmerized. Syracuse Opera invites you to join us for an evening of grand opera at its finest, an experience you won't want to miss.

Don't miss this opportunity to witness the magic of Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" presented in all its grand style. Book your tickets now and prepare to be whisked away on a musical journey that will leave you thrilled, delighted, and entertained beyond measure. It's an event you'll remember for years to come and begging for more.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 7:00 PM,
Venue To Be Announced, Syracuse

Get ready for the ultimate season closer party as Syracuse Opera’s "Opera and Beer" is back! Join us for a night of fabulous fun, where you can let your hair down, enjoy your favorite brews, and embrace the joy of live performances in a lively atmosphere.

Picture this: a vibrant venue, transformed into an opera house like no other.  Our talented performers will take the stage, mingling among the patrons, singing beloved arias, show tunes, and more. It's an interactive experience where you can join in, sing along, and let your inner diva shine.

Opera and Beer is the perfect way to bid farewell to another incredible season. It's a time to come together, forget the formalities, and just have a great time enjoying the incredible talent of our beloved artists. So gather your friends, raise a glass, and toast to a season filled with beautiful music, breathtaking performances, and cherished memories.

Whether you're an opera aficionado or simply looking for a unique and exciting night out, Opera and Beer promises laughter, good cheer, and an experience that will leave you smiling from ear to ear.

Don't miss out on this extraordinary event that combines the sophistication of opera with the laid-back ambiance of a beer bar. Join us as Syracuse Opera bids adieu to the season in the most memorable and enjoyable way possible. As you may remember, space is limited! So get your tickets now and prepare yourself for a night of unforgettable fun, music, and merriment. Cheers to a fantastic season-ending celebration, with the added bonus of the many announcements and extra surprises we are brewing just for you!

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Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 PM to 6:15 PM  

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23.

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