At one time, Hunterdon County was home to FOUR opera houses -- in Flemington (the last to close in the mid 1940s), Lambertville, High Bridge and Clinton. As part of the 300th's retrospective of 300 years of music heard in Hunterdon, we are bringing you a special concert at Deer Path Park this Thursday, July 31. A magical night of OPERA: Colatura Soprano Susan Whitenack and Tenor Steven Snow will be joined by their friends, pianist Rosetta Bacon, Soprano Madeleine Evarts, and Bass Gabriie Gonzalez for a night of beautiful voices and music. Their program follows below:
Opening Duet and Ensemble: “Libiamo” from La Traviata, Verdi
Aria: “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi, Puccini
Aria: “Una furtiva lagrima” from L’Elisir d’Amore, Donizetti
Duet: “Barcarolle” from The Tales of Hoffmann, Offenbach
Aria: “Dein ist mein ganzes Herz” from The Land of Smiles, Lehar
Aria: “Musetta’s Waltz” from La Boheme, Puccini
Duet: “My Heart is So Full of You” from The Most Happy Fella, Loesser
Aria: “Be My Love” from The Toast of New Orleans, Brodszky-Cahn
Aria: “Think Of Me” from The Phantom of the Opera, Webber
Duet: “All I Ask of You” from The Phantom of the Opera, Webber
Aria: “Adele’s Laughing Song” from Die Fledermaus, Strauss
Aria: “Nessun dorma” from Turandot, Puccini
Duet: “You Are Love” from Show Boat, Hammerstein, Kern
Finale Duet and Ensemble: “Champagne” from Die Fledermaus, Strauss
Join us for a fun night of SWINGING and dancing under the stars with Vince Petinelli's Orchestra. Following the performance, the FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR that was delayed on July 3rd will go off with all of its sparkling, exploding power and glory! Please arrive early with your picnic dinner or take our family friendly LINK bus service to avoid the congestion of parking at Deer Path Park on August 7th. Please see our website for details at www.hunterdon300th.org.
In celebration of the Beatles coming to the United States for their first appearance 50 years ago the 300th presents the original Broadway cast of BEATLEMANIA! Three costume changes and a spectacular light show will surely enhance the experience and make sure you are right there with the Fab Four in '64! Please note that this is a program change from the original brochure and program guide put out by the County Division of Parks and Recreation earlier this year.
THESE EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!