Belleayre Music Festival Opera to Puccini Masterpiece “La Boheme” July 28

By AlpineZone News |
Jul 23 2012 - 03:22 PM

Highmount, NY – The Belleayre Festival Opera presents the world’s most popular opera, the Puccini masterpiece “LaBoheme” on Saturday, July 28 at 8 p.m.

Donald Westwood’s spectacular new production, designed exclusively for the Belleayre Music Festival, features a cast of today’s most gifted young, internationally-known opera stars, led by Diana McVey, Violetta in last season’s magnificent “La Traviata.” The production will be performed in Italian with SuperTitles.

The audience will be transported to 19th-century Paris via the world’s favorite Puccini opera, performed by a company of 50 singers and musicians including members of Richard Tucker’s Community Chorale of the Catskills (see related story).

Opera at Belleayre is like opera nowhere else. Experience fabulous natural acoustics and up-close viewing under our big top, as the precarious lives and passionate loves of artists, poets and musicians in the Latin Quarter come to life in glorious sound and visual opulence. Performed in Italian with SuperTitles.

“La Boheme,” is Donald Westwood’s 14th main-stage production for Belleayre. His productions have been called “exemplary” by The New York Times, “a welcome addition to this city’s music” by New York Magazine and “a dynamic alternative to the giants at Lincoln Center” by Opera News. Mara Waldman, music director and conductor of last season’s “La Traviata,” returns to conduct “La Boheme.”

Tickets the Belleayre Festival Opera’s performance of “La Boheme” are $66, $56, $46, $36 and $25 for lawn seating.

The Belleayre lineup also includes four shows in the Catskill Mountain Jazz Series starting August 3, with NYC’s Hottest Tribute Jazz Band Ed Palermo’s Frank Zappa Little Big Band. August 4, M.F. Production’s Celebration of Lionel Hampton featuring Dianne Schuur & Warren Wolf. August 10, Jazz for the “Here & Now” Stefon Harris & Blackout; the jazz series wraps up in outstanding style on August 11 with the Pat Metheny Unity Band with Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez & Ben Williams.

Up next on August 18, from noon-6 p.m. is the Belleayre Car Show? (free admission to car show). This event precedes a concert by The Texas Tenors. August 18, “America’s Got Talent” Sensations The Texas Tenors. August 25, Carolines Presents Comedy in the Catskills starring “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s” Susie Essman. September 1, “America’s No. 1 Tribute Show” The Music of Led Zeppelin – A Rock Symphony.

All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets for all shows are on sale via Ticketmaster. For additional information, please call 800 942-6904, ext. 1344, visit: belleayremusic.org or e-mail: belleayremusicfestival@gmail.com?For information on where to stay, dine, shop or to simply enjoy the great outdoors when you¹re in town for the Belleayre Music Festival, please visit: www.catskillhighpeaks.com, www.ulstertourism.info or www.greatwesterncatskills.com .?Belleayre Music Festival concerts are held on the grounds of Belleayre Mountain in Highmount.

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Tickets are available via Ticketmaster. For additional information, please call 800 942-6904, ext. 1344 or visit: www.belleayremusic.org or e-mail: belleayremusicfestival@gmail.com

For information on where to stay, dine, shop or to simply enjoy the great outdoors when you’re in town for the Belleayre Music Festival, please visit: www.catskillhighpeaks.com, www.ulstertourism.info or www.greatwesterncatskills.com.

Belleayre Music Festival concerts are held on the grounds of Belleayre Mountain in Highmount.

Belleayre Mountain is located in the heart of New York’s Catskill Mountain region. The area is located just off Route 28 and is 37 miles west of Thruway Exit 19 at Kingston; 55 miles southeast of Oneonta on Route 28; 40 miles from the Route 17 exit at Roscoe; and 95 miles southwest of Albany and just two hours north of NYC.

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