Saratoga Opera House expects large-scale performances to return this summer – Saratogian

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – Opera Saratoga, which recently announced its 2022 season, plans a return to large-scale performances this summer with a new festival model that encompasses partnerships with several venues in the region.

At the heart of the 2022 Summer Festival, there will be performances of Rossini’s bel canto comedy The Barber of Seville on Proctors MainStage, as well as his Petite Messe Solennelle at the Auditorium Round Lake; Sweeney Todd, Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway masterpiece on stage in the Saratoga Performing Arts Center amphitheater; and Sky on Swings, which explores the journey of two women living with Alzheimer’s disease, by Lembit Beecher and Hannah Moscovitch at The Egg.

Other events will include a Broadway cabaret at the Mansion Inn in Rock City Falls; A Juneteenth celebration at the GE theater in Proctors; and a masterclass series featuring members of Opera Saratoga’s Young Artist Program, which will be announced.

In addition, the 2022 Opera Gala will take place on Sunday, June 5 at The Barn at French Mountain, in Lake George Village.

Opera Saratoga’s artistic director and general manager Lawrence Edelson explained the program changes in a press release.

“While our decision to expand our geographic footprint this summer was catalyzed by the need for renovations at Spa Little Theater, where we have been performing since 1998, it was also inspired by our increased activity in the region throughout the year. ‘year,’ he said. noted. “Our education programs now serve more than 20,000 children in 7 counties in the Capital and Lower Adirondack region, and our new music therapy program is similarly structured to improve the lives of people with dementia. ‘Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia by directly offering interactive therapeutic programs. for them.

“We started to ask ourselves, with so many remarkable theaters in our area, could we better serve our mission by rethinking our summer festival in a way that doesn’t limit us to one location? While we remain committed to producing in Saratoga Springs, as a Capital Region opera company, our goal is to provide access to our summer festival programming in the same way that we can with our programs all year round.

“We are incredibly excited about the opportunities of this expanded festival model, and grateful for the opportunity to partner with so many like-minded organizations across the region to make this possible. “

Tickets for the 2022 Summer Festival, made possible in part through support from the New York State Council for the Arts with support from the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, will be available through festival passes and single tickets. Festival passes, which offer a 20% reduction on the price of single tickets and priority seats for all productions and events, will be available from February 1. Single tickets go on sale March 15.

Members of the public will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all performances, and masks will be required depending on conditions in effect at the time of the festival. All policies can be adjusted in response to changing conditions and based on the specific requirements of each site.

More information on the 2022 Opera Saratoga Summer Festival, including ticketing details and security policies, is available online at

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Lawrence Edelson is the artistic and general director of Opera Saratoga. (File photo)

A native of Albany, Carolee Carmello is thrilled to revisit the role of Ms Lovett after her 2017-18 stint as the critically acclaimed Sweeney Todd at New York’s Barrow Street Theater and is thrilled to make her opera debut at Saratoga. at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where she has been inspired by many wonderful performances over the years. (Photo provided)

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Opera Saratoga will present Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway masterpiece Sweeney Todd on stage at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Amphitheater this summer. (Archive photo / Photo provided)

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