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Derby Creator of ‘Defender’ Facemask Sole Survivor of Plane Crash

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UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

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BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

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Rethinking Connecticut’s First War

Rethinking Connecticut’s First War

Research conducted by Mashantucket Pequot Museum reveals that much of what we thought we knew about the conflict is wrong.

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Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

Westport native Courtney A. Kemp combined characteristics from her father and rapper 50 Cent when she created "Ghost" in the popular STARZ show "Power," which comes back for it's third season on July 17.

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Fresh Off a European Tour, Shelton Native Comes Home to Connecticut

Fresh Off a European Tour, Shelton Native Comes Home to Connecticut

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BACKSTAGE: Chita Rivera, Big Premiere for 'Anastasia' & Yale Actor Breaks Out

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Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities

Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities

Stamford-based mother-and-daughter jewelry business supports local charities.

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New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
21 Destination Connecticut Wineries with Great Dining Options

21 Destination Connecticut Wineries with Great Dining Options

Every winery on our list serves some edible delight, from meats to vegan specialties, cheeses to chocolates, antipasto to fondue and fruit pies to pizza pies.

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Foraging with Chef Bun Lai of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven

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This new restaurant features small plates, big taste.

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This cider house rules.

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Fighting Zika From Connecticut

Fighting Zika From Connecticut

A Meriden company moves forward with a vaccine as state officials monitor mosquito population

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Bridgeport Non-Profit Homes for the Brave Provides Help to Veterans

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Event Date/Time

Aug 17, 2013
8:00 pm

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation teams up with Connecticut Lyric Opera for August 17th Operatic Spectacular. Metropolitan Opera tenor Carl Tanner to highlight event. On Saturday, August 17th, Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation (CSOF), the Woodbury-based non-profit arts organization now in its second season, will team up with Connecticut's only remaining professional opera company, Connecticut Lyric Opera (CLO), and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, to present a star-studded evening of beloved operatic arias. Entitled "A Midsummer Night's Dream: An Evening of Romantic Arias and Delicious Desserts", the performance will feature internationally-heralded Metropolitan Opera tenor, Carl Tanner, and renowned Polish soprano, Jurate Svedaite. Mr Tanner's own personal narrative into the world of opera is fascinating. A Virginia native from modest means, Mr. Tanner worked as both a trucker and a bounty hunter to make a living. While stopped in traffic in his truck on I-95 during the summer of 1989 , he was overheard by a motorist next to him while he was singing along with Placido Domingo in a Met radio broadcast of Tosca. As Mr. Tanner tells it, “This lady in a red convertible was blowing her horn at me, so I yelled something colorful back at her. She asked why I was driving a truck. She told me that I had missed my calling.” He returned to the trucking office, where his boss had coincidentally heard the same Met broadcast, and casually asked Mr. Tanner when he was going to pursue his love of singing. These were two of several more serendipities during a day that changed his life, and the rest is history. Mr. Tanner made his triumphant Met Opera debut singing Dick Johnson in Puccini's La fanciulla del West as a stand-in for Marcello Girodani in 2010. Mr. Tanner saved the day at the last minute for an ailing Marco Berti to sing Radames in Verdi's Aida this past December at the Met, and is currently singing the role of Otello to worldwide audiences. The goal and mission of CSOF is to provide operatic pedagogy to outstanding young vocalists, and to perform outreach to area elementary and middle schools, thus bringing the operatic art form to the next generation of concert-goers. A Midsummer Night's Dream will take place on Saturday, August 17th, at 8 PM, at the Westover School, 1237 Whittemore Road, Middlebury,CT. Tickets are $ 100 . Checks should be made out to CSOF and sent to: CSOF PO Box 112 Woodbury CT 06798 -- For more information, please contact: Ms. Maria Jablon Vice-President, CSOF 203-577-2161

Cost $100
Location

Westover School
Whittemore Rd
Middlebury, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorConnecticut Summer Opera Foundation
Phone203-577-2161
Contact nameMs Maria Jablon
Contact emailmjab1968@me.com
Websitehttp://www.ctsummeropera.org

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