The 21st Annual Bel Canto Opera Filled the House
Eve Queler and Douglas Martin once again introduced talented singers to our Blandford audience. We were honored to host Jami Leonard (soprano), Ewa Plonka (soprano), Thorsteinn Arbjornsson (tenor), and John Viscardi (tenor). The audience was entertained by selections from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Donizetti’s La Favorita and Verdi’s Rigoletto.
A sincere thank you to Eve Queler, Douglas Martin and all of the performers for bringing opera to the hills of western Massachusetts.
The 20th Annual Bel Canto Opera Shined
For the twentieth year, Eve Queler, Music Director Emerita of Opera Orchestra of New York and part-time Blandford resident, along with Douglas Martin, accompanist, brought spectacular talent to Blandford. We were honored to host Rochelle Bard (soprano), Ashley Kerr (soprano), John Bellemer (tenor), and Jonathon Blalock (tenor). The audience was entertained by selections from Bellini’s Norma, Franz Lehar’s Merry Widow and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
Thank you again to Eve Queler, Douglas Martin and all of the performers for sharing your talents here in Blandford.
The 19th Annual Bel Canto Opera Featured Beautiful Voices Again
Once again, Eve Queler, Music Director Emerita of Opera Orchestra of New York, and Douglas Martin, accompanist, presented those in attendance with an outstanding performance. This year Blandford hosted Elise Brancheau (soprano), Lara Secord-Haid (soprano), Diego Silva (tenor), and Gustavo Feulien (baritone). Vocalists performed selections from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Bizet’s Carmen, Puccini’s La Boheme, Verdi’s La Traviata and more.
Thank you to Eve Queler, Douglas Martin and the performers for bringing your lovely voices to the Hilltowns.
The 18th Annual Bel Canto Opera Brings Big City Voices to the Hilltowns
On Saturday, July 21st, visitors to the White Church had the opportunity to hear new and exciting voices brought to us by Maestro Eve Queler. We were fortunate enough to host Megan Hart (soprano), Steven LaBrie (baritone), Samuel Levine (tenor) and Kevin Ray (tenor) on a beautiful summer evening. Accompanied by Maestro Queler and Douglas Martin, these singers shared operas from Wagner, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Bizet, and others. Thank you to all who came out for an evening to support the White Church, and most of all to Maestro Queler and the performers for bringing opera to the Hilltowns.