Opera Lafayette presents Leonore at the Bowie CPA, Feb 23

Opera Lafayette presents Leonore at the Bowie CPA, Feb 23

Opera Lafayette presents:
Leonore
Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer
Joseph Sonnleithner, Librettist
Ryan Brown, Conductor

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:00pm

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets: $10. Click here.

The centerpiece of Opera Lafayette’s 25th-anniversary season is Beethoven’s Leonore (1805), the composer’s first version of his opera Fidelio. The company’s first opera sung in German and its largest production to date, these performances are the culmination of Opera Lafayette’s Leonore Project, which aims to recapture the origins of this touchstone of the operatic canon.

The story of bravery and injustice speaks to us today. A wife disguised as a man seeks to rescue her husband, wrongfully imprisoned and awaiting his death. The score, filled with heartbreaking arias, delightful love duets, and transcendent choral and instrumental works, is recognized as among the most powerful opera compositions.

Opera Lafayette presents Radamisto at the Bowie CPA, Feb 3

Opera Lafayette presents Radamisto at the Bowie CPA, Feb 3

Opera Lafayette presents
Radamisto
by George Frederic Handel

Sunday, February 3, 2019, 1:00pm

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

Opera Lafayette’s winter program is the first version of this Handel favorite, a drama about the taming of a powerful and ambitious king. This fully-staged production will be directed by choreographer Séan Curran and conducted by Ryan Brown.

Séan Curran, Director/Choreographer. Chair of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dance. Founder of the Séan Curran Dance Company, which will be featured in the production. Company is celebrating its 20th anniversary in a NY premiere at BAM

Ryan Brown, Conductor. Opera Lafayette Founder and Artistic Director. Violinist and conductor. Graduate of The Juilliard School. His discography inlcudes twelve sound recordings for Naxos. Recipient of La Médaille d’Or du Rayonnement Culturel from La Renaissance Française.

Tickets: $10 on-line here, or at the door: $15, $10 under 17 or over 65.