Tuesday, July 31 | Submitted by Derek Munson
SRO Lyric Theatre announces its 33rd season, featuring La Traviata, honoring the 100th anniversary of composer Giuseppe Verdi’s death. Tickets start at $15, except for special events. For information and to purchase season tickets call 417-863-1960 or visit www.srolyrictheatre.org.
Opera Goes to Hollywood – The Gillioz Theatre, September 28 at 7:30 pm & September 30 at 2:00 pm
Conducted by Amy Muchnick; Directed by Gretchen Teague
Opera and Hollywood co-star in this glamorous multi-media concert featuring favorite silver screen melodies from West Side Story, Sunset Boulevard, and Show Boat, to name a few. An effervescent ensemble and orchestra led by SRO’s Artistic Director, Amy Muchnick, pays tribute to these musical treasures emerging from the silent film era to the blockbusters of today.
Voices of Christmas, featuring Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti –
First Baptists Church, December 9 at 2:00 & 5:00 pm – FREE
Conducted by Amy Muchnick & David Nolte
Featuring the Choir of First Baptist Church and the Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks
Celebrate the sounds of the season as Voices of Christmas returns with two-acts, including the opera tradition for all ages, Amahl and the Night Visitors. Amahl, a young shepherd boy, discovers a world of miracles when he encounters three foreign kings in search of a remarkable child born in a manger. This inspiring message of hope, faith and love is certain to ignite the spirit of Christmas in everyone! A free annual event made possible by a community partnership with First Baptist Church of Springfield.
Jazz Aria – Hickory Hills Country Club, February 9, 2013 @ 6:30 pm. Dinner @ 7:30 pm.
Hosted by Les Brown, Jr.
Opera with a twist returns. The best party in town! Tickets: $100
Treat your funny valentine to dinner and a night on the town with a restless jazz sound. Dance the night away to classic standards led by Les Brown, Jr. and His Band of Renown. So come early, stay late to play and your love will – without a doubt – be here to stay.
La Traviata – The Gillioz Theatre, March 15 at 7:30 pm & March 17 at 2:00 pm
By Giuseppe Verdi; libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Directed by Jeff Carney; Conducted by Amy Muchnick
SRO honors the 100th Anniversary of the composer’s death with his masterpiece, La Traviata. Originally set in the mid-1800s, this opera gem tells the heartbreaking story of the love affair between Alfredo Germont, a gentleman of Parisian society, and Violetta Valéry, a Parisian courtesan. Director Jeff Carney, transports this tale of “the woman who strays” to 1920s Paris, a time cascading with luscious distractions and exuberant style. Verdi’s breathtaking score reveals the exalting beauty and fragility of a love caught in the crossfires of social pressures and mortal illness.
Café des Artistes – LOCATION TBD, April 26 at 7:30 pm
Featuring the SRO Young Artists and Studio Artists
Directed by Dr. Grace St. Pierre, Young Artists & Studio Artists Program Director
SRO’s successful Young Artists Program engages in several community and SRO events throughout the season. At the end of their tenure at SRO, for one night only, these opera-stars-in-training perform an extensive repertoire sure to satisfy any opera palette. Celebrate the professional artists of tomorrow!
Guild & Special Events
SRO Guild Hat Luncheon – The Tower Club, Saturday, September 29
The Tower Club, 901 E. St. Louis St, 21st floor
11:30 am – cash bar, 12:00 pm – lunch
Mark your calendars for the first SRO guild event of the 2012-2013 season. Brush off your favorite hat and relax with the ladies (and gentlemen) who lunch at the exquisite Tower Club.
Entertainment provided by SRO Lyric Theatre Young Artists. Door prizes, raffle, and silent auction.
Singin’ in the Rain Luncheon – Hickory Hills Country Club, Thursday, April 4, 2013, 11 am
Dine with us on a Thursday afternoon in the beautiful setting of Hickory Hills Country Club. Enjoy lunch, dessert, cash bar, and performances by SRO artists.
Playing Favorites, A Cabaret @ The Creamery Arts Center – June, 2013
Carol Reinert, Jeff Carney, and Harry Beckett will play ALL your favorites! Start your summer off on a hot note, grab your friends, and spend the evening with this impeccable, musical trio.
*Programming is subject to change.
SRO Lyric Theatre Mission
Create lasting memories by presenting, promoting and developing the art of opera, music and theatre.
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