Troy operastad i delstaten New York

Troy at Hudson river

Troy operastad i delstaten New York

Troy är en stad i delstaten New York i USA, och huvudort i Rensselaer County. Enligt 2000 års folkräkning uppgick befolkningen till 49 170. Den uppskattade befolkningen under 2006 var 47 952. År 1910 uppgick befolkningen till 76 813.

Piccola Opera…

 … has taken up residence in Concord, NH and this non profit opera company has something for everyone.

 “We are looking forward to bringing some beauty and light to the Granite State and beyond”, says Carlos Martinez, Music Director of Piccola Opera. “We look forward to offering our productions at the beautiful Concord City Auditorium and calling it our new performing home. Piccola Opera will offer a full menu of musical delights, beginning with our fully staged opera, Mozart’s, “The Magic Flute”.

Formally called Just Love to Sing!, the non-profit organization recently enlarged its Board of Directors and decided to grow its company into a larger operatic entity. Piccola Opera will be devoted to not only educating the public with regard to opera, but offer a venue for emerging singers to practice their craft.

 “This is something of a novelty, these days”, according to Artistic Director Jane Cormier. “So many companies and programs have closed their doors. An opera singer cannot learn to perform inside a vocal studio. It is only through live performing that singers can really learn their craft of operatic performing. Our goal will meet their needs to enlarge their resumes and give these deserving young performers live opportunities to grow as operatic artists.”

The company will continue their annual opera competition as well. Typically, there are 40-plus performers who apply to the opera competition. This year’s competition will offer $3,500 in cash and performance contracts.

In addition to the “Magic Flute” and the Opera Competition, Piccola Opera will also offer our first annual “Youth Musical Theatre Vocal Competition in October as well as their touring group known as “The Dickens Carolers”. In the Spring, working with Opera NH, Piccola opera will offer Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Telephone” and in July 2016, will offer an opera double bill of “I Pagliacci” and Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” fully staged with orchestra. The company will also offer varied community opera programming such as opera workshops, and in the fall will begin “A Study of Art Song”.

Piccola Opera has three tiers — education, enlightenment and entertainment — and so Cormier and Martinez are thrilled at the response among both professional and amateur singers. They hope to hold a summer production every year and, eventually, create an endowment. The long-term goal: to help remove opera from its current “niche” status and make it more mainstream, in New Hampshire especially. The two are donating 100 percent of their time to this project.

Founders Jane Cormier and her husband, Carlos Martinez, have been involved in opera performance and music education for over 25 years. The couple wanted the Audi to be a home for young singers to grow. “Few other local music groups offer opera to their audiences, and ever fewer cast local performers rather than bringing in an outside company” says Music Director, Martinez.

“We just feel really strongly that the opera has taken such a hit financially, but unfortunately these young singers . . . they don’t have places to study,” Cormier said. “These companies and these competitions have closed.”

Piccola opera welcomes you to its wonderful

Troy – In English

Piccolo Opera Company

 

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