Hubbard Hall Opera Theater
Building off of the rich tradition of arts in the Cambridge Valley, Hubbard Hall Opera Theater seeks to bring yet another element of culture to an already bustling center.
The mission of HHOT is to provide classically trained singers and instrumentalists in New England and upstate New York greater opportunities to create something beautiful close to home, while also giving rural audiences the chance to enjoy an opera without having to spend the night in a city to do so. We also enjoy providing young artists with the chance to perform key roles in a nurturing environment alongside experienced field professionals.
-Alexina Jones, Artistic Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the Saratoga Arts Fest:
Paul Houghtaling, bass-baritone
"Bach to Rock"
Saturday June 8 at 6pm
Julia Chalfin, soprano
"The Birth of a Diva"
Sunday June 9 at noon
Skidmore College, Filene Recital Hall, Saratoga Springs, NY
Barber of Seville, Rossini
Directed by Jason Dolmetsch, AD Janet Scurria
Conducted by Maria Sensi Sellner: http://www.mariasensisellner.org
Production Intern: Kyra Fitzgerald
August 16, 17 and 22 at 8pm
August 24, 25 at 2pm
Tickets: $35 general/ $27 members/ $15 students
Fully costumed and staged, sung in Italian with supertitles and orchestra.
Barber by day, matchmaker by night, Figaro puts his wiles to work as he aids the Count in wooing the beautiful Rosina. She’s such a catch that her sleazy guardian keeps her under lock and key with the intent of marrying her himself. But no challenge is too great for Figaro’s trickery. And, with laughter at every turn, the cunning Rosina is no slouch at manipulating things herself! Beaumarchais' story is a prequel to "The Marriage of Figaro" and this riotous musical comedy sets the stage perfectly for the more complicated matters to come and is one of the most popular in the operatic repertoire.
Trial by Jury, Gilbert and Sullivan
August 17 and 18 at 2pm, August 23 and 24 at 8pm
Tickets: Pay what you will, $15 advance reservation/suggested donation
Fully costumed and staged piano production.
Angelina, jilted by her lover Edwin, has taken him to court for breach of promise. The jury has been coached by the Court to side with her, in order to be "fair and impartial." Edwin, the defendant, offers every legal argument he can, including an offer to marry both Angelina and his new lover. The judge, who has reached his high office by marrying a rich attorney's daughter, doesn't know the difference between "bigamy" and "burglaree." Who will win this high-stakes trial of love? And will the Usher ever be successful in getting "Silence in court?" Come see Trial by Jury and find out!
Want More Opera?
Visit the Opera Spotlight page for other HHOT events taking place this summer around our region!
Your Very Own Opera Singer!
You can help us make this season a success by welcoming one of our cast members into your home. If you feel moved to offer up the best of Cambridge hospitality for any amount of time at all in exchange for this fabulous music festival in your backyard, please contact Alix Jones.