CEDAR RAPIDS OPERA THEATRE
16th Season (2013-2014)
• Opera is….a DRAG!
Thursday September 19, 2013 at CSPS
Sponsored by Bankers Trust
We kicked off the 16th Season with local radio personalities Dennis Green and Scott Schulte & special guest “Carmen Merengue” in a hilarious original, musical spoof of CR Opera’s upcoming season!
• Carmen by Bizet – new production
Friday January 17 at 8pm & Sunday January 19 at 2pm at Paramount Theatre with Orchestra Iowa
Sponsored by CRST, Rockwell Collins, United Fire Group, Myron & Esther Wilson
Sung in French with English supertitles
Featuring Iowa-born mezzo soprano, Janara Kellerman, in the title role
Conducted by Daniel Kleinknecht; Stage direction by Bill Ferrara
Free pre-opera curtain talk 1 hour prior to each performance at the Paramount, on Friday, 1/17 in the Encore Lounge and on Saturday, 1/19 in the Opus Cafe
Live Broadcast by Iowa Public Radio (Sunday matinee)
Tickets available now from Orchestra Iowa: 319-366-8203 or orchestraiowa.org
Purchase online tickets for the Friday, 1/17 performance at 8pm at the Paramount Theatre HERE.
Purchase online tickets for the Sunday, 1/19 performance at 2pm at the Paramount Theatre HERE.
PLUS…Save the dates
"CARMEN: Assembling the Pieces to Make a Production"
A Coe College Adult Forum Featuring Carmen conductor, stage director, set & costume designers.
Thursday, January 16 at 9:00AM
For more information, www.coe.edu
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Sunday January 19 at 11:30am-1pm – Tapas & Tunes Fundraiser
Sponsored by The Anderson Group at Morgan Stanley
Enjoy a special brunch in the Paramount Theatre’s Encore Lounge with tapas and bloody mary bar along with tunes from our Young Artists, then step on the stage for an up-close and personal look at the set with a Director. Event ends at 1pm in time for the CurtainTalk in Opus Café and the Carmen matinee at 2pm. Limited seating, $75/person. Tickets available from the Opera Office, 319-365-7401 or email@example.com.
• Billy Goats Gruff by John Davies (school outreach production)
January 2014 in CRCSD elementary schools
• The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan—new production
June 19, 20 & 21 2014 at Brucemore on the Lawn
Young Artist Production
Tickets available from Brucemore: 319-362-7375 or brucemore.org