2021-2022 Season Fundraiser Productions
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Turandot - Friday June 10 at 8:00 and Sunday June 12 at 2:00
Opera51 presented two performances of Puccini's dramatic masterpiece Turandot in June 2022 after two postponements due to COVID. This is one of Puccini's finest efforts, and was his final opera. In addition to the wildly popular Nessun dorma, there are other arias of transporting beauty as well as richly textured orchestral and choral passages.
Selected comments received by email from attendees match the palpable enthusiasm from the audience in the hall:
"Congrats on a splendid, compelling production of Turandot! The Princess and Calaf were first rate, the 3 Ps delightful, and the rest of the cast and orchestra fully up to the task. The semi-staging and use of the space and its features were totally convincing. Two months ago we went to New York to see the Metís luscious Zeffirelli production before it is retired. In all sincerity, we enjoyed Opera51ís production just as much and in some respects even more."
"My wife and I went to Friday nightís performance. We had no expectations, but it was GREAT! We were really impressed with the quality of the singing and the orchestra. We are very used to the Metís Zeffirrelli production, but the intimacy of Opera51 allowed us to focus more on the music and not the grandiosity."
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Fundraisers for 51 Walden
Opera51 performances are benefit fundraisers to support operation of The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden. Proceeds contribute valuable funds to the maintenance and operation of the facility, a community resource supporting hundreds of local residents each week throughout the year.
Significant funds for 51 Walden are raised each year by Opera51 through opera performances and associated corporate sponsorships, program ads, and individual donations, and through special events like Opera Favorites.
Donations to support 51 Walden can be made directly here, by sending a check payable to "51 Walden" to P O Box 251, Concord, MA 01742, or by calling 978-369-7911. 51 Walden is a 501(c)3 organization.
Last updated 6/13/22