It’s Opera with a Germanic flavor as Stellina and the artists of Opera-On-Tap start a new season of Sunday Nights At The Opera on Sunday October 5th at 5:30. We’ll be celebrating “Oktoberfest”, offering German and Austrian inspired music and food.
Opera-On-Tap is the Boston-based organization dedicated to bringing opera, song and musicals to the public, in comfortable settings and in an informal manner. Drawing from a pool of 70+ artists, every program and cast is unique. And Stellina’s many repeat patrons will tell you that each and every evening with them has been a delight.
Hot off of one of the most succesful Opera Nights we’ve ever had, the singers and pianist of Opera-On-Tap return for another rousing edition of Sunday Night At The Opera on Sunday October 5th at 5:30.
If it’s October, it must be time for Oktoberfest! And the artists are tackling what is undoubtedly their most ambitious program yet.
Abby Krawson will start the evening off as the Master of Ceremonies from Kander and Ebb’s Broadway smash Cabaret, before working her wiles as the maid Blondchen in Mozart’s Abduction From The Seraglio.
Fresh from his debut appearance with us in September, tenor Ethan Bremner returns with a trio of melodies. In addition to two Mozart pieces, he’ll give Opera Night it’s first taste of German lieder with a song from Schubert’s Die Schone Mullerin.
Thea Lobo, one of OOT’s Baroque specialists, will take us way back in time with a lovely aria by Johann Sebastian Bach. In addition Thea will reprise one of the hits of our June event with a Kurt Weill song, and keep us laughing with the hilarious “Tipsy Aria” by Offenbach.
Finally, newcomer Dana Schnitzer offers two Viennese pieces: the passionate song “Zueignung”, or Devotion, by Richard Strauss, and the Vilja from Franz Lehar’s operetta The Merry Widow.
The evening also features music from the most popular of Mozart’s opera, Die Zauberflote, or The Magic Flute. And if you think that Richard Strauss was only an opera composer, you don’t know the refrain from his haunting song “Cacilie”.
This evening also marks the return of one of our favorite accompanists, pianist Jessica Rucinski.
As always we will mix music with menu, offering three sets of opera and three-courses of food, mostly served family-style. The menu will draw on a variety of sources, including the Italian Tyrol and other areas bordering on Austria and Germany.
We’ll start with Flammekueche, or as the French call it, Tarte Flambee (Flaming Tart!). It’s an Alsatian specialty that combines a pizza-like crust with sweet onions, bacon and soft, creamy farmer’s curd. Crispy, sweet and cheesy, with a hint of smoke.
Then we’ll offer platters of Goulash. Believe it or not, the hearty meat stew known as Goulash is not just the national dish of Hungary but a traditional recipe in the Italian Alpine region. We’ll also prepare the perfect synthesis of river and forest, baking tender freshwater whitefish bathed in a creamy wild mushroom sauce.
And for dessert? Why not a classic Apple Strudel?
In addition to our complete bar and wine lists, we will also be offering special Oktoberfest beers at the dinner.
Cost for Opera Night is $48 per person, including all food and entertainment. Reservations are essential, especially since our last events were all sell-outs. Call 617-924-9475 or go to the reservations page of this website.