Forget Nature’s wrath with an evening of music, fun and frivolity. Join us Sunday Feb. 22 at 5:30 for another edition of Sunday Night at the Opera, as we celebrate a belated Mardi Gras, Italian-style.
The scene is Venice, the party is the Carnevale, the food is lavish and the musical program is peppered with party and drinking songs from the world’s greatest composers. Last year’s Carnevale Night was the hit of the winter season. What’s not to like?
This year the singers of Boston-based Opera-On-Tap (http://www.operaontap.org/boston/) are planning another spectacular program, offering musical selections that run the gamut from bel canto to Broadway.
The evening starts with the seductive “Barcarolle” from Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, before joining Mozart’s Don Giovanni for the effervescent “Champagne Aria”. The second set is devoted to New York musicals and songs, ending with the raucously funny “Master of the House” duet from Les Miserables.
Enjoy party arias from Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia and Gounod’s Faust, then sing along with the eternal lovers from Verdi’s La Traviata as they encourage us to “Libiamo”.
The cast for this event will include newcomers Amal El-Shrafi, soprano and Daniel Padgett, pianist, as well as returning favorites Gina Razon, mezzo soprano, Eduardo Ramos, tenor, and Justin Hicks, baritone.
The family-style menu offers classics from the Venetian repertoire, including soul-warming bowls of fresh spaghetti tossed with cream, Radicchio, parmesan and New England seafood, tender veal simmered with lemon, shallots and peas, and a hearty Polenta cake finished with a fruit compote.
Cost for Opera Night is $48 per person, including all food and entertainment. Reservations are required. Call 617-924-9475 or go to the reservation page of this website.