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Opera Night with Annabelle Han Bao

Soprano Annabelle Han Bao will be presenting the fourth concert of her “Opera Night” series in collaboration with maestro Keith Chambers. The theme of the concert is “The Queens” in opera works; the subtitle “Queen of the Night” has been taken from the famous Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), which is part of the program. Arias to be performed include: Queen Anne Boleyn (Anna Bolena)’s aria “Come, innocente giovane” by Donizetti; Queen of the Night’s first act aria in Magic Flute “O zittre night”; Queen of the fairies Tytania’s aria “Be kind and courteous” in Britten’s opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and Philine, an actress who is depicting Titania, Queen of the fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in Thomas’ opera Mignon.

In addition to the queens’ arias, Bao will sing a couple of sacred songs from religious works, which include one of the most popular sacred songs for soprano “Rejoice greatly” in Handel’s Messiah and the beautiful “Laudate Dominum (Praise the Lord)” from Vesperae solennes de confessore K.339 by Mozart.

Tickets are $20 ($15 for Students/Seniors)