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L'elisir d'amore - full opera with English subtitles
Opera Magnifico's winter 2023 production of Donizetti's wonderful L'elisir d'amore. Starring Michael Laporte as Nemorino and Cassidy Dixon as Adina. With Muir Ingliss as Belcore, Jose Olivares as Dr. Dulcamara, and Katherine White as Gianetta. Stage Direction by Claire Tendl. Musical Direction by Jessie Downs. Artistic Direction by Stephen Walley. Performed at the Willow School in Gladstone NJ. Recorded and edited by Alex Huddleston.
La bohème: May 8, 2022
The matinée performance of Opera Magnifico's first full operatic production - La bohème by Giacomo Puccini, performed May 6th 2022 at St. Luke's Church in Gladstone NJ. THE CAST: Claire Tendl as Mimì Noah Donahue as Rodolfo Stephen Walley as Marcello Cassidy Dixon as Musetta Charles Schneider as Schaunard Jose Olivares as Colline Michael Willis as Benoit and Alcindoro Kent Walley as Parpignol and Customs Sergeant THE ENSEMBLE: Julian Cartwright on violin 1 Peter Borten on violin 2 TJ Borden on cello Neil Mitchell on piano Produced/ directed by Stephen Walley, Artistic Director of Opera Magnifico.
Opera Magnifico Fall 2022 Gala
-- Opera Magnifico's Fall 2022 Gala in Gladstone, NJ featuring singers Cassidy Dixon, Noah Donahue, Jessie Downs, Claire Tendl, and artistic Director Stephen Walley. Opera Magnifico provides emerging operatic artists with opportunities to perform full operatic roles, while enriching the cultural offerings of central NJ by providing professional quality productions for the local community. Our goal is to give talented young professional singers a chance to expand their resume and experience, without burdening their finances. Opera Magnifico highlights some of the outstanding young operatic artists from the central NJ area and presents professional operatic productions at an affordable price in an intimate setting. We are passionate about keeping the bel canto tradition alive and providing elegant productions that invoke the glory of golden age era of opera. Videography and editing by Alex Huddleston - 00:00 "Qui'l bel sogno" from La Rondine by Giacomo Puccini (Cassidy Dixon, soprano) - 02:46 Introduction to the Program (Stephen Walley, Artistic Director) - 03:15 Toreador Song from Carmen by Georges Bizet (Stephen Walley, baritone) - 09:40 Introduction to the Artists (Stephen Walley, Artistic Director) - 10:50 "O soave fanciulla" from La Boheme Giacomo Puccini (Noah Donahue, tenor; Jessie Downs, soprano) - 14:44 "Una furtiva lagrima" from L'elisir d'amore by Giacomo Donizetti (Noah Donahue, tenor) - 19:35 "Will You Remember" from Maytime by Sigmund Romberg (Claire Tendl, soprano; Stephen Walley, baritone) - 22:39 "Senza Mamma" from Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini (Jessie Downs, soprano) - 28:05 "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini (Claire Tendl, soprano) - 30:40 Words from the Opera Magnifico Advisory Board (Ralph Jones) - 32:45 "La ci darem la mano" from Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart (Stephen Walley, baritone; Cassidy Dixon, soprano) - 36:37 "Spargi d'amaro pianto" from Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti (Jessie Downs, soprano) - 40:36 "Tacea la notte placida" from Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi (Claire Tendl, soprano) - 47:07 "Libiamo" from La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi (Noah Donahue, tenor; Cassidy Dixon, soprano)
Past Productions: Videos
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