Announcing the DVO’s 2018 Season!
Be sure to join us this summer as the Delaware Valley Opera begins its 4th decade with a double-bill of light-hearted comic operas, including one of Mozart’s most beloved works. Don’t forget to bring the kids and grandkids!
The Magic Flute - Mozart
Saturday August 18thand 25th 8:00pm
Sunday August 19thand 26th 2:00pm
All performances at the Tusten Theater, Narrowsburg NY
Written by Mozart at the age of thirty-five, not long before his death, The Magic Flute is considered by many to be his finest opera. Sung here in English, the opera has elements of magic, Freemasonry symbolism, and political satire, all set to German folk tunes and classic operatic writing.
Featuring the high-flying singing of the Queen of the Night, the high priest Sarastro’s solemn intoning, along with the antic birdcatcher Papageno’s duet with his soul-mate Papagena, and the lovely singing of the two would-be lovers, Tamino and Pamina, this is a delightful, beautiful, and magical journey into a memorable fantasy world only the genius of Mozart could create!
This painting is from 1780 when Mozart was 24 yrs old and is by Johann Nepomuk della Croce. Mozart was baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart and he was born on January 27th,1756 and died on December 5th,1791.
We'll be posting performance photography and video excerpts for the 2018 productions. Be sure to come back and find out more.
2018 Gilbert and Sullivan - "Cox and Box" and "Trial by Jury"
Trial by Jury is the earliest surviving Gilbert & Sullivan collaboration. Edwin, the defendant, is being sued by Angelina for breach of promise of marriage. Gilbert’s witty spoof of the British judicial system, with a still-current element of celebrity trial madness thrown into the mix, combine with Sullivan’s sparkling music to add up to a delightful romp, all ending in typical Gilbertian fashion!
Cox and Box, or, the Long-Lost Brothers, was first performed in 1866, five years before Sullivan teamed up with Gilbert. Sullivan’s delightful music is paired with a clever book by F. C. Burnand. It is the story of a landlord, Bouncer, who rents the same room to two men, one who works at night, and the other who works during the day. Neither is the wiser until one of them is given the day off and comes home early, only to discover someone else living in his rooms! Fireworks ensue, and improbable coincidence leads the two lodgers on a merry journey of discovery you have to see to believe!