Concert Operetta Theater's 14th Season!

2016 - 2017 season!

September 17 & 18, 2016
both performances at 4 pm
(this is the re-scheduled production from June 2016)
Paganini (1925) by Franz Lehár

Piotr Buszewski
(debut) as Paganini
Jessica Lennick
as Anna Elise
Keely Borland
(debut) as Bella
Garrett Obrycki
as Pimpinelli

Set in Lucca, Italy the story concerns the love affair of
Niccolò Paganini, the irresistibly charming violinist,
with Élisa Bonaparte, the arts and theatre-loving
younger sister of Napoleon. She is married to
Prince Felice Bacciocchi. Who does she pick,
the Prince or the musician?

Music Director and pianist: Richard Raub

October 18, 2016
Private concert at Waverly Heights in Gladwyne

Broadway does Operetta!

What came first - Operetta or Broadway?
Some consider operetta the grandfather of Classic Broadway,
and with the works of the four major composers highlighted
in this concert, it combine the two into one great show.

Here some of the best songs of
Victor Herbert
, Rudolf Friml,
Jerome Kern
and Sigmund Romberg
with selections from
Showboat, Sally, Lady be Good, The Vagabond King,
Her Soldier Boy, Viennese Nights, New Moon, Eileen, Babette
and many more.

Meryl Dominguez (debut), soprano
Hannah Ludwig, mezzo-soprano
Matthew White, tenor
Garrett Obyrcki, baritone
& Daniel Pantano

José Meléndez, pianist and music director

March 11& 12, 2017
both performances at 4 pm

Reservations to needed,purchase your tickets at the door
$30 Geeral / $20 Seniors / $10 students
cash nd personal checks

Viva la Zarzuela!
The music of Spain

Concert Operetta’s second Zarzuela concert
will feature a potpourri concert from the best of
this genre of operetta. Hear selection from the great
Spanish composers of the romantic period (1850-1950).

Starring Academy of Vocal Arts resident artists
Alejandra Gomez (debut), mezzo-soprano
Roy Hage (debut) , guest artist tenor
Jorge Espino, baritone
with special guests
Christina Chenes,
Valentine Fernandez
, tenor

Jose Melendez, music director and pianist
This concert will be sung in Spanish

May 20 & 21, 2017
both performances at 4 pm

The Dollar Princess
by Leo Fall

The Broadway hit of 1909!
From Germany to London to Broadway.
In late Edwardian Britain the "Dollar Princess" was
the nickname given to American heiresses. Penniless
British royality were working for US millionaires, and
marrying one of their daughters was all the rage.

Gabriel Rebolla , music director and pianist

The production was first produced in 2010 by the
Lyric Theater of San Jose, CA

(*Singers, Dates and Productions are subject to change)

The Helen Corning Warden Theater at the
Academy of Vocal Arts 1920 Spruce Street Philadlephia

$30 General admission / $20 Seniors / $10 Students
Under 16 years old are free
Reservations can be made by calling 215-389-0648
Walk-ups are always welcomed

All tickets will be paid for at the door
Cash and Personal checks only

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