We continue another longstanding tradition on Sunday October 27 at 5:30 with the return of SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE OPERA’s Annual Halloween Party.
This particular evening is entitled “SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES,” which is a tribute both to the original quote from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and to the 1962 Ray Bradbury novel of the same name. Either way, you can be sure that witches, nightmares and things that go bump in the night are involved.
The way we see it, Halloween and Opera make perfect companions. Many of the most memorable characters in Opera include witches and warlocks, magicians, supernatural beings, emotional monsters, evil villains, and even the Devil himself. As always the program will be presented by Opera-On-Tap.
OPERA-ON-TAP is a group of professional singers and musicians based in Boston. Under the supervision of our Resident Diva, Mezzo Soprano Gina Razon, each cast designs, rehearses and performs a completely unique program comprised of a mixture of classical opera, musicals and song.
Christina English, Mezzo Soprano
Abigail Whitney Smith, Soprano
Wes Hunter, Tenor
Max Ryndqvst, Baritone
Sally Vanderploeg, Collaborative Pianist
Mab la reine des mensonges by Charles Gounod
Erlkönig by Franz Schubert
O my lyre immortelle from Sapho by Charles Gounod
Funeral Blues from Cabaret Songs by Benjamin Britten
Furie Terribili from Rinaldo by Handel
Tower Scene from Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten
Caliban’s aria from The Tempest by Henry Purcell
Where Art thou Venue from The Rake’s Progress by Igor Stravinsky
The format for this evening remains the same as in the past: Three sets of live music, interrupted only by three courses of Italian food served family-style. The atmosphere is informal and relaxed. The menu will be announced shortly.
P.S. Costumes are not required, but always welcome, even encouraged. Consider this evening a dress rehearsal for the actual Halloween night.
Cost for Sunday Night at the Opera is $60/pp. This includes all food and entertainment. Please make your reservations by calling the restaurant in person at 617-924-9475. This will insure prompt confirmation of your reservation.
ROASTED APPLE SALAD WITH BITTERGREENS, CIDER VINAIGRETTE, PECANS AND BLUE CHEESE
BRAISED BEEF WITH RED WINE SAUCE
FAROE ISLANDS SALMON WITH HONEY GLAZE
ROASTED AUTUMN VEGETABLE PASTA
PUMPKIN POLENTA CAKE WITH MAPLE CREAM GLAZE