1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
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150th Anniversary Festival

Classical Music Series:
International Verdi Society

Scenes from Aïda
Produced by Sarai Cole
with Collaborative Pianist Yoni Levyatov

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 4 pm
at the 1867 Sanctuary
Arts and Culture Center

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome opera by the International Verdi Society in the beautiful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary!

Join the International Verdi Society for an afternoon of scenes in concert from Verdi’s Aïda! The concert features soprano Sarai Cole, tenor James Johnson, mezzo Lorraine Helvick, and baritone Brian Montgomery, accompanied by collaborative pianist Yoni Levyatov.

IVS Aida 2017 Cast
This is an afternoon for lovers of Grand Opera, Giuseppi Verdi, and Dramatic Singing presented in concert at the historic 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Cultural Center in Ewing, NJ. The Verdi Society will present the inner story of this grand opera; a trifecta of love, hate, and revenge, and, just for fun, greed, a lovers’ triangle, patriotism, and sacrifice ending with death. What more could one ask for? Come spend Sunday afternoon, September 10, with us along the banks of the Nile!

The International Verdi Society was founded with the intention of making Verdi’s music accessible and affordable for everyone to enjoy and to provide talented singers opportunities to learn and perform his music. This is their first concert, and we look forward to what’s to come...

This is soprano Sarai Cole’s first performance of Aida, a dream role for her, she is a current student of Mignon Dunn. Ms. Cole will perform this season with the Boston Wagner Society.

Award-winning Mezzo-Soprano Lorraine Helvick, has been dazzling audiences in North America and across Europe for the past fifteen years. She has performed a vast array of characters in many distinguished houses across the world.

Tenor James Johnson is a principal tenor with the newly formed Atlantic City Opera Company. He has performed extensively with regional opera companies and upcoming will perform in Carmen and L’Italiana in Algiere.

Russian-born Israeli pianist and composer Yoni Levyatov is recognized as a musician with “an appealing electricity” (The New York Times). He recently made his recital debut at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

Meghan McGinty, mezzo-soprano is currently a grad-student at Temple University where she studies with Lorie Gratis Harris. She has won multiple awards and has been seen on stage in roles that include The Mother from Amahl and The Night Visitors.

Tenor Alexander Mason is a first year grad-student at Manhattan School of Music. He is excited to take his first steps into the world of Verdi Brian Montgomery has performed to critical acclaim with important opera companies throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Arena di Verona, and Bavarian State Opera, to name a few from his impressive list. He will return to The Metropolitan Opera this coming season for Carmen.

To view each singer’s full bio please visit www.InternationalVerdiSociety.com

Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary, and only $5 for school and college students with ID. Tickets may be purchased online
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GROUP RATES are available. Choose the Group ticket option and each ticket will have a $5 discount from the General Admission price (same as the Friends of the 1867 Sanctuary ticket price)! Group rate tickets must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rates apply only to advance online sales and cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert. Groups must present themselves at the box office at the same time. For group orders of fewer than 10 people, the full General Admission rate (less the amount prepaid) may be required at the box office at the time of admission. Group rates do not apply to Student prices.

Tickets may be reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows.

Wheelchair accessibleThe 1867 Sanctuary is air conditioned and is wheelchair accessible using the ramp on the left side of the building.

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