Thursday, 11 June 2020 14:25

Opera Saratoga Launches New Digital Initiative with 6 New Online Programs

SARATOGA SPRINGS — In response to the ongoing restrictions on performances and public gatherings due to COVID-19, Opera Saratoga this week launched a new, integrated series of online programs. The combination of free and paid activities provides a wide variety of opportunities for local opera lovers of all ages.

Opera Saratoga: Connect! Daily features performances by Festival Artists, premiering at 9 a.m. every morning on Opera Saratoga’s Facebook page as well as on Opera Saratoga’s website. Each month is dedicated to a different theme, drawn from some of the programming that had to be cancelled as part of the originally planned 2020 Summer Festival.

June will feature arias and ensembles from the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan, including excerpts from The Pirates of Penzance, which had been scheduled to open the 2020 Festival. July will feature Beethoven – including many of Beethoven’s beloved settings of folk melodies from around the world – and scenes from his only opera, Fidelio. August will feature songs and ensembles from musicals by Stephen Sondheim. 

Complete details about each of the six programs as part of OPERA SARATOGA: CONNECT! (Connect! Mentorship; Connect! Daily; Connect! Trivia; Connect! Kids; Connect! Classes; and Connect! Symposia) may be found online at www.operasaratoga.org/connect

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