Concert & Event Calendar

Summer 2015


An Operetta performed by Opera Providence

Friday, May 29, 2015
7:00 PM 9:00 PM
Providence Public Library's Auditorium
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI
Tickets: $10

Opera last performed over 100 years ago!

Opera Providence offers a performance of musical excerpts from the operetta, The Romany Maid, last performed over 100 years ago! In the musical style of the great composers of the golden era of American operetta, Sigmund Romberg and Victor Herbert, Providence composer John B. Archer's operetta is a delightful piece with melodic charm and an exotic quality with both a Spanish and French musical cultural setting. Opera Providence will give new life to this work from 1914 with colorful costuming and setting in the library's auditorium theater. A three-piece chamber ensemble will accompany the production with the music adapted from the archival score.

Prior to the performance, Rhode Island Collection Librarian, Kate Wells, will introduce new audiences to the operetta as a musical genre using photographs from the Archer Collection. She will share the historical context for a greater understanding of how theater-goers would have experienced the operetta in its heyday, including standard character tropes, cultural references and in-jokes common to the times. Click here to view photos & newspaper clippings from 1914!

Reserve tickets available online . Tickets also available at the door.

This event is part of the PPL's three-month DON'T STOP THE MUSIC celebration of the history of music in Rhode Island.
Presented by
Providence Public Library (PPL) and DON'T STOP THE MUSIC! presenting sponsor Rosalyn Sinclair.


Free Summer Opera Concerts

Sunday July 5, 2015
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Hopkins Park/Square
Corner of Charles Street and Branch Avenue
Providence, RI


Performed by Opera Providence
Columbus Theater
270 Broadway
Providence, RI

Friday, July 24, 2015 at 8:00pm
Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 3:00pm
Tickets: $40 and $60

I Pagliacci

Nedda: Rachele Schmiege | Canio: Giovanni Formisano | Tonio: Eric McKeever
Silvio: Jeremy Moore | Beppe: Stefan Barner

Suor Angelica

Suor Angelica: Yuriko Nonaka | La Zia Principessa: Sondra Kelly | La Badessa: Arielle Rogers
La Suor Zelatrice: Alexandra Dietrich | La Maestra delle Novizie: Emily Jaworski
Suor Genovieffa: Beibei Guan | Suor Osmina: Amanda Santo | Suor Dolcina: Sarah Dunn
La Suora Infermiera: Meghan Ryan | La Cercatrice: Maayan Harel | La Cercatrice: Michelle Hill
La Novizie: Danielle Grilli | La Novizie: Emilia DiCola | La Converse: Kristen Charpentier | La Converse: Allison Messier

Stage Director: Michelle Hendrick | Music Director: Maria Sensi Sellner | Artistic Director: Rene de la Garza
Costume Design: David Cabral | Costume Design: Corina Chase | Lighting Design: Michael Regan
Set Design: Leslie Pritchard | Stage Manager: Molly Pritchard | Pianist: Eric Mazonson

Reservations may be made by calling the Opera Providence office at 401-331-6060



Special Performance
at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI

I Pagliacci

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $40

Reservations may be made by calling the Opera Providence office at 401-331-6060



For additional information on our exciting opera season,
to purchase tickets, or to contribute to the
Annual Appeal, contact:

Opera Providence
585 Elmgrove Avenue
Providence RI 02906


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