darcydodo: (gregorian lamp)
A (you): Going to see DIDO & AENEAS!!!

Dido & Aeneas

"Love, treachery, misery, fury, vengeance, and death!"

St Alban's
1501 Washington Ave. (at Curtis)
Albany, CA

Friday, November 9 & Saturday, November 10 @ 8pm

played by Alice's Renaissance String Band
& with Baroque Dancers

I'm singing the 1st witch and 1st sailor, as well as being alto chorus, so I'm onstage lots!

Link to the event page on Facebook
darcydodo: (bird)
I finally know which day I'm peforming in the first set of scenes for BASOTI. So, without further ado:

Sunday 8 July, at 2pm
Star of the Sea School @ Geary & 8th
$30 / $22 (students/seniors)

This time round, I'm playing Mrs Page in Nicolai's "Merry Wives of Windsor" and the Third Lady in Mozart's "Magic Flute." I'm also chorus in Lee Hoiby's "The Tempest," although I'll be offstage so you won't actually see me. Later in the summer I'm doing a scene from Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro" and a scene from Verdi's "Otello," but I'm not yet positive what dates those are (I think one's the 14th and the other's the 21st, but I'm not sure).
darcydodo: (windflowers)
A little belated, because it just crept up on me, and suddenly it's opening next weekend. Yipes! Note the $10 Friday preview. Also, excitingly, a fourth weekend in Napa. Spend Saturday in the wineries, spend the night in Napa, and take in a Sunday matinee! :)

January 20-February 11, 2007

The Bay Area's acclaimed Lamplighters Music Theatre presents the gloriously romantic operetta, THE MERRY WIDOW, with music by Franz Lehar, and a sparkling translation by Pocket Opera's inimitable Donald Pippin. Set in the intoxicating world of fin-de-siècle Paris amid elegant ladies, eligible bachelors, can-can dancers, and free-flowing champagne, this effervescent tale features a live orchestra and cast of 40 singers and dancers performing Lehar's ravishing score, including "Vilja," "The Merry Widow Waltz," and "You'll Find Me At Maxim's." Lamplighters Artistic Director Barbara Heroux directs, with conductor Monroe Kanouse at the baton and choreography by Jayne Zaban. The talented cast for THE MERRY WIDOW includes Pamela Hicks and Claire Kelm (alternating) as Anna; Bill Neely and Baker Peeples (alternating) as Danilo; Jennifer Ashworth and Elena Sophia Krell (alternating) as Valencienne; Jonathan Smucker and Andrew Truett (alternating) as Camille; Rick Williams as Baron Zeta; Chris Uzelac as Njegus; Chris Focht as Saint-Brioche; and Chris Shuford as Cascada.

San Francisco )

Walnut Creek )

and Napa! )
darcydodo: (gregorian lamp)
I should've posted specifics before this, of course.

Pierre de la Rue's Missa Pro Defunctis
Thursday 2 November (that's tomorrow!)
Berkeley Art Museum, 7pm

It's All Souls' Day, so a requiem is totally appropriate. It's only 45 or so minutes of music. And it's free. So really, you have no excuse not to go!
darcydodo: (gregorian lamp)
Slightly belated proselytizing, but a number of you have gotten e-mails already anyway.

Cal Performances and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
co-present the American Premiere!

Mark Morris Dance Group

King Arthur
By Henry Purcell

Mark Morris, director/choreographer
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Jane Glover, conductor
UC Chamber Chorus, Marika Kuzma, director

Featuring the original English cast, including Gillian Keith, soprano;
Mhairi Lawson, soprano; Elizabeth Watts, soprano;
Iestyn Davies, counter-tenor; James Gilchrist, tenor;
William Berger, baritone; Andrew Foster-Williams, baritone

Sat, Sept 30, 8 pm
Tue, Oct 3, 8 pm
Thu, Oct 5, 8 pm
Fri, Oct 6, 8 pm
Sat, Oct 7, 8 pm

As you can see from the above dates, tonight was opening night — the house was sold out, or at least almost sold out. Which means that if you're planning to see it on one of the other days, you should probably get tickets now. UC Berkeley students can get half-price tickets.
darcydodo: (gands)
Since people keep asking, here are the dates for Ruddigore:

Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddygore

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,
San Francisco:

Sat, July 22, 2006 @ 8 PM
Sun, July 23, 2006 @ 2 PM
Fri, July 28, 2006 @ 8 PM
Sat, July 29, 2006 @ 2 PM & 8 PM
Sun, July 30, 2006 @ 2 PM

Box Office: 415-978-2787

Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts,
Walnut Creek:

Thurs, Aug 3, 2006 @ 8 PM
Fri, Aug 4, 2006 @ 8 PM
Sat, Aug 5, 2006 @ 2 PM & 8 PM

Box Office: 925-943-7469

The price of these performances ranges from $29 - $46, depending on location and age and all sorts of things that I don't know and you'd have to phone the box office to find out. However, there is a $10 open dress rehearsal on Friday, July 21, in San Francisco, for those of you who don't want to pay the higher prices. (There is, unfortunately, no more pay-what-you-can night, because the Lamplighters were losing too much money.)
darcydodo: (gregorian lamp)
Apparently no one remembers things that I post a month in advance, so I'm reposting information about my concert on Sunday. On the other hand, now everyone will say that they're already busy on Sunday. I probably can't win.

Sunday 11 December
Hearst Mining Building, UC Berkeley
$10 General / $6 Students

And a link to our lovely flyer:

Classes are over, so you can't be like, "Ohh, I have an early class on Monday." It's in the afternoon, not the evening, besides. And it's a good break from studying for finals. And it's cheaper than it was originally going to be.
darcydodo: (gregorian lamp)
The Perfect Fifth Winter Concert is just around the corner. (Which is a bad thing, actually, since it's after classes end, and that means the end of the semester is hurtling all too rapidly to a halt.) You should all come!

I'd give you the information here, but the flyer is too cool-looking not to click on.

darcydodo: (gands)
So, as I've mentioned to many of you, I'm going to be in a performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Gondoliers" during the end of this month and the beginning of August. If you are already in the Bay Area, or if you happen to be planning to visit during the relevant period, I'd be thrilled if you would come see it, especially since it's my first performance with the Lamplighters (the San Francisco-based G&S-and-other-light-opera society) and also my first performance with any sort of semi-professional group. I'm in the chorus, rather than having a principal role, but don't let that stop you!

July 22, 23, 24 (matinee), 28, 29, 30 (matinee and evening) and 31 (matinee) at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and August 4, 5, and 6 (matinee and evening) at the Dean Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.

Matinees are at 2pm, and evening performances are at 8pm.

Tickets are a little pricey, I'm afraid (Children [15 & under] $10 - $17; Young Adults [16-29] $25 - $37; Seniors [65 & over] $25 - $37; Adult $30 - $42), but the evening performance on the 28th is a pay-what-you-can night (meaning you could pay $1, if you really wanted) for all the tickets that haven't been sold in advance (so getting there early is kind of a good thing), and if you mention your knowledge of the Gondoliers postcards, you can get up to four $22 tickets for the performance on August 4th. If you actually want a physical postcard, send me your address, and I'll try and get around to stamping and mailing them, since I have a whole pile sitting on my writing desk. And please pass on this info to any friends you have who might be interested in seeing the show.

Further information is available on the Lamplighters website.
darcydodo: (gregorian lamp)
Come celebrate May Day with an afternoon of beautiful art and beautiful music.

University Chamber Chorus presents
at the Berkeley Art Museum

Sunday, May 1, 3pm
Free with museum admission: UCB students free; $8 adults (18-64); $5 concessions

(That's the BAM/PFA on Bancroft.)

In terms of money, I also happen to know that you can check out a couple of museum passes from the Berkeley Public Library (ahem, ahem, [livejournal.com profile] linley!). I don't know precisely the details involved, but I imagine that would make it free.
darcydodo: (windflowers)
Sunday 10 April, 2pm
Stravinsky's SVADEBKA (Les Noces/The Wedding) and music by Glinka & Bortniansky
Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley
$10 general admission, $7 concessions, $3 UCB students

I would point out that $3 is very, very cheap.

You should probably get your tickets in advance (from the UCB ticket box office, maybe?) since the concert's being put on at the end of a big Russian music conference and hence there are lots of out-of-town people who will be buying tickets.

[livejournal.com profile] leech and [livejournal.com profile] loadhazard and [livejournal.com profile] catachthonian are also singing. Yes, come hear us all not being remotely able to pronounce an ы.


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