SummerFest 2014 Season Brochure
Enjoy fantastic fun at SummerFest, in residence at the historic Twentieth Century Club in Oakland.
“As pleasing as a summer night’s breeze.” —Pittsburgh Tribune-Review JULY 10-27, 2014 Three weeks of opera, musical theater, family programs, fun & feasting at the intimate TWENTIETH CENTURY CLUB FANTASTIC FUN! Opera for Everyone! It’s our third SummerFest season--for opera and musical fans of all ages at the exquisite Twentieth Century Club in Oakland. We offer delightful festival fare including operas sung in English, a musical, a sneak peak of a brand-new work inspired by the life of Rachel Carson, a children’s opera, a late-night world premiere about internet dating, and free cabaret after the Mainstage shows. The TCC serves up dinners, brunches, and beverages throughout SummerFest. And recent enhancements in acoustics, seating, and air conditioning make this Oakland landmark an even more enjoyable place to come for a show that’s up-close and personal! It’s a unique experience and it’s fun! It’s SummerFest! Photo by Mark Abramowitz Jonathan Eaton Artistic and General Director SummerFest Dining Reservations via the TCC: 412-621-2353. Enjoy gourmet meals in the beautiful TCC dining rooms. Prix Fixe Dinner 6 pm prior to every evening event: $45. Buffet Brunch 1 pm on Sundays and Saturday 7/26: $25 For Festival Opening Night July 10 ONLY, purchase pre-paid dinners directly via SummerFest: 412-326-9687. SummerFest Things To Do Pre-opera talks: Join our directors and artistic team members for an introduction to the production prior to each mainstage event. Late Night Cabaret: Enjoy a glass of wine and light opera and Broadway classics with our young artists following Mainstage performances. Advertise: Your ad in the SummerFest program book reaches discriminating regional households. Volunteer: Play at part at SummerFest! otsummerfest.org 2013 SummerFest Photos by Patti Brahim Front cover: Anna Singer and Daniel Teadt in A Little Night Music Back page: The Tales of Hoffmann-Retold Brochure design: Don Henderson graphics Get to know The Twentieth Century Club: twentiethcenturyclub.org Presents JULY 11, 19, 27 Music by Franz Lehár Libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein JULY 12, 13, 17, 25, 26 Music by Tom Jones Book and Lyrics by Harvey Schmidt Love and money! Rich widow Hanna (Anna Singer) is subjected to hilarious intrigues to encourage her marriage to Danilo (Dimitrie Lazich) to keep her and her fortune in the country. This classic Viennese operetta has delighted audiences for a century with its charming melodies and lavish party scenes. Sung in English. Director Mo Zhou Conductor Bernard McDonald Try to remember... A new production of Broadway’s longest running musical featuring the choreography of Pittsburgh’s acclaimed ATTACK THEATRE! Take a journey of love discovered, lost, and found again—filled with humor, pathos and songs including Try to Remember and Soon It’s Gonna Rain. Director Peter Kope Conductor Walter Morales TWO WAYS TO ORDER: Online at otsummerfest.org Box Office at 412-326-9687 Call for accessibility assistance. Festival Opening Concert AN EVENING WITH MARIANNE CORNETTI Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 pm Pittsburgh’s favorite international opera star opens SummerFest with a rare solo recital. Ms. Cornetti gives a public Master Class on July 15. Concert tickets: $25-$75. Pre-concert dinner: $60. Post-concert reception with Ms. Cornetti: $35. Includes garage parking, dinner, intermission drink, reception and BEST seats! $165. SUMMERFEST RECITALS Our stellar series showcases the vocal talent of our SummerFest company and guest artists! July 13 ANDREY NEMZER in Recital July 16 Young Artist Program Faculty July 20 SummerFest EUROPE Voice Competition Winners July 23 A Tribute to Mildred Miller Posvar July 24 A Richard Strauss Celebration Tickets: $25. Buy three and save $15. Students admitted free with valid student ID. VIP FESTIVAL OPENING PACKAGE JULY 18, 20, 26 Music by Richard Strauss Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal JULY 12, 19, 26 Music by Lukas Foss Libretto by Jean Karsavina High art vs. broad comedy! This gorgeous jewel of an opera celebrates Strauss’ 150th anniversary. Thrill to arias by title character Ariadne (Elizabeth Baldwin, winner of our 2013 Mildred Miller International Voice Competition) and spitfire comedienne Zerbinetta. Sung in English. Director Jonathan Eaton Conductor Brent McMunn Hop to the opera! Mark Twain’s beloved short story explodes with dramatic life in this short, comic opera for kids of all ages! It’s a wonderful 40-minute trip of trickery and hilarity at a frog jumping contest in a California Gold Rush town. After the show, meet the cast, enjoy frog-themed activities, and take pictures in the Frog Photo Booth! Director Dennis Robinson, Jr. GROUPS: SAVE 10% ON ANY GROUP ORDER OF 8 OR MORE TICKETS. See website for seating charts and full details: otsummerfest.org FESTIVAL PASSPORTS Enjoy best seats and exclusive perks. Purchase a passport then select your seats in premium locations with our assistance. ART DECO THEATER TICKETS for Mainstage opera productions and Marianne Cornetti Concert: $25, $35, $45, $55, $65, $75 • PICK 2 - Save 5% on any tickets for TWO mainstage productions. • PICK 3 - Save 10% on any tickets for THREE mainstage productions. • Student Mainstage tickets: half-price online or at door with valid student ID. GOLD PASSPORT Includes Marianne Cornetti Festival Opening dinner/ concert/ VIP reception package, plus premium seating for five operas, five recitals, garage parking, intermission drinks, Young Artist Program Welcome Party, and Closing Night Cast Party. $550 Save more than $125 over individual tickets! BEAUX ARTS THEATER TICKETS SILVER PASSPORT Includes all benefits above except the July 10 Festival Opening dinner/ concert/ VIP reception package. $325 Save more than $100 over individual tickets! for Second Stage operas and Recitals. • Recitals: $25. • Marianne Cornetti Master Class: $25. Students admitted free with valid ID. • Jumping Frog: Adults $10; students/children $5. • Fallout workshop: FREE, tickets online. Presents JULY 26, 27 Music by Roger Zahab Libretti by graduate playwrights of Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama WORKSHOP JULY 22 FREE Music by Gilda Lyons Libretto by Tammy Ryan Love on the rocks?! World-premiere comic vignettes expose the experiences of single, hip Pittsburghers meeting up in a bar. Their “bar arias” reveal the secrets of internet dating—operatically! Watch for individual “pop-up” episodes during June and July at happy hour in bars around town! Follow details Facebook and Twitter! A New Eco-Opera! Be the first to hear excerpts from our new opera inspired by Pittsburgh environmentalist Rachel Carson.This workshop event prepares for a SummerFest 2015 world premiere. Followed by discussion with creative team. Supported by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Pittsburgh Foundation. “Tingled with raw energy…musical excellence and dramatic commitment!” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PARKMAN AVE Twentieth Century Club 286 Main Street • Pittsburgh, PA 15201 Getting to SummerFest at The Twentieth Century Club O’ HARA ST BIGELOW BLVD 4201 Bigelow Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Located in the heart of Oakland, on the corner of Parkman, across from Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum (PARKING) P BIGELOW BLVD LYTTON AVE (PARKING) P Pittsburgh Athletic Association FIFTH AVE Wyndham Hotel otsummerfest.org MEDIA SPONSORS Box Office: 412-326-9687 Cathedral of Learning #operaforeveryone wqed.org pghcitypaper.com