If there’s one thing that experience has taught us, it’s that opera lovers enjoy a good party! Some of the most festive nights ever held at Stellina have included our Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Carnevale Opera Nights
So it makes sense that this year we honor the popular holiday of Halloween in a truly unique way. Join us on Sunday October 26th at 5:30 as we celebrate Halloween a little early, with an operatic program entitled “Devils and Demons.”
Once again the singers and pianists of Opera-On-Tap will devise an insidiously entrancing program, replete with musical numbers from some of opera and Broadway’s most demonic pieces.
Already this year Opera-On-Tap has given two rapturous performances at Stellina, including our autumn Oktoberfest evening. Every program and cast is totally unique, and this one will be no exception.
For this special theme we welcome popular soprano Abby Krawson, “belto-rattura” soprano Erin Anderson, tenor Michael Merullo, and the return of “The Opera Guy”, baritone Wesley Ray Thomas. These members of Boston-based Opera-On-Tap, with the assistance of pianist Anna Carr, have designed the perfect three-act concert for the season.
“Devils and Demons” Program
Some of the numbers planned for the event include the following:
“Cinderella’s Song” from Sondheim’s Into the Woods
“Der Holle Rache”, the Queen of the Night’s spectacular Aria from Mozart’s Die Zauberflaute
Three numbers by Puccini, including:
the menacing “Nulla, Silenzio!” from Il Tabarro
Scarpia’s sinister “Te Deum” from Tosca
“Avete Torto” from Gianni Schicchi
Plus, three of the most popular duets in Broadway history:
“Phantom of the Opera” from the Lloyd Webber smash
“A little priest” from Sondheim’s groundbreaking Sweeney Todd
“In his eyes” from the 1997 hit Jekyll and Hyde
And more. lots more
But the night isn’t a Carnegie Hall concert, it’s a Halloween party! And so there’ll also be fun music, vivacious pieces and drinking songs. Plus masks for everyone to wear. Of course, if you want to wear your own costumes, we won’t mind at all.
As always the three sets of vocal music will be accompanied with a three-course, family-style menu. The food will be Halloween-oriented, but in a nice way.
First we’ll start with a ghoulish Halloween salad, garnished with cockroaches and eyeballs. (Not really!)
Then we’ll bring on platters of Seafood in a flavorful Lobster Fra Diavolo sauce. Followed by Charlie Brown’s Pumpkin Ravioli and super-tender braised Pork Diablo in a creamy mustard sauce. Don’t worry, none of these dishes will be overly spicy!
For dessert, a sumptuous Red Devil Cake!
Cost for Opera Night is $48 per person, including all music and food. Reservations are required. Call 617-924-9475 or go to the reservation page of this website.