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poPera 2014
Music Hall at Snug Harbor
Staten Island, NY
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poPera 2014
Riverside Opera Company Opens the Holiday Season with Home for the Holidays poPera from Nessun Dorma  to Disney's Frozen  in time for the Holiday Season
Saturday, November 29, 8 p.m. The Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
Program features opera arias by Mozart, Donizetti and Verdi as well as popular American favorites and  50 piece-symphonic orchestra.

November 2014-- The Riverside Opera Company opens the holiday season onSaturday, November 29, 8 p.m. at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden  with poPera from Nessun Dorma to "Let it Go" from Disney's Frozen is a Home for the Holidays musical feast. Tickets are available at  http://poPera14.brownpapertickets.com.

The performance warms the musical soul with  popular opera arias by Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi,  Puccini and Wagner along with some popular American favorites. This concert features world class award winning singers plus a full 50 piece-symphonic orchestra conducted by Maestro Alan Aurelia.

The performance features performers Andrea Fleming, Anita Lyons, William Barone, Michele Trovato and Galeano Salas.

The concert is FREE for students and children.  Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Group rates are also available.  For more information call us at: (718) 876-7945. Advance ticket sales are available online at http://poPera14.brownpapertickets.com.

About the artists:

Galeano Salas
Galeano Salas is a Texas native who grew up in Mexico City. He is currently pursuing an
Artist Diploma at Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. Upcoming roles include Rodolfo in La
bohème and Faust in Faust. Salas most recently sang the roles of Alfredo in La traviata and German in Pique Dame. Recent performances include covering Stage Manager in Ned Rorem's Our Town as a
member of Central City Opera's Bonfils-Stanton Apprentice Artist program. Also, Vaudémont
in Iolanta and Tebaldo in I Capuleti e I Montecchi at the historic Shubert Theater with Yale
Opera.  Salas placed second at the 2014 National Classical Singer Competition. He was a finalist at both Lois Alba and Opera Index Inc. competitions. He holds a MM from Yale University and a BM from the University of Houston.

Michelle Trovato
Most recently, soprano Michelle Trovato was hailed as "vocally outstanding" by The Washington Post for her company debut as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with DC Public Opera.  This prize-winning young soprano has won awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Liederkranz Foundation, Marie Kraja International Opera Competition, Opera Les Azuriales, and the Concorso Internazionale "P. Cappuccilli". Other credits include: Seattle Opera, Opera Colorado, Utah Festival Opera, the Caramoor Festival, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Jackson Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Stamford Symphony, Symphonic Orchestra of Tirana (Albania), the Crimea Philharmonic Orchestra (Ukraine), and the Kennedy Center. Notable opera roles include: the title roles in Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda and Lucia di Lammermoor, Violetta (La Traviata), Mimì (La Bohème), Liu (Turandot), Nedda (I Pagliacci), and Micaela (Carmen)

William Barone, Tenor
William Barone, recently featured in the Richmond County Orchestra Happy Birthday Bill, a tribute to Shakespeare's 450th birthday, is a Brooklyn tenor with a bachelor's degree in vocal performance from Temple University College of Music in Philadelphia. A stalwart performer with and supporter of our own Riverside Opera Company as well as a Liederkranz Wagner Competition finalist, he has also starred in such venues as the Wagner Opera Theater, the Pennsylvania Opera Festival,  the Shreveport Symphony, and the Grace Choral Society.

Anita Lyons
American soprano Anita Lyons is delighted to be returning to the Riverside Opera Company,
where she was a guest artist on the Concerto di Primavera for Flag Day orchestra concert at St.
John's University in June. Ms. Lyons is quickly creating a niche for herself in the dramatic
repertoire, most recently performing the Strauss'Vier Letzer Lieder with the Central Jersey
Symphony Orchestra. This season has also already included the title role of La Gioconda and the
Primadonna/Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos), both performed at Lincoln Center with New York
Opera Forum. Upcoming engagements include the title roles of Norma and Elektra, as well as
Brünnhilde (Siegfried), and Giorgetta (Il Tabarro) with New York Opera Forum. Ms. Lyons will
also be seen in concert with Boheme Opera NJ in a program of the music of Richard Wagner.

Armand Assante
Armand Assante, actor, director and producer has earned consistent international recognition for work in many diverse feature films. His last completed film role in 2006 is in Ridley Scott's "American Gangster" in New York, opposite Denzel Washington.   He starred as musician Cesar Castillo in Arne Glimcher's 'The Mambo Kings', was suspected in the death of Jimmy Hoffa in Danny DeVito's 'Hoffa' and played the chief advisor to Queen Isabel in Ridley Scott's epic '1492, Conquest of Paradise'.  He received a Golden Globe nomination for his work in Sidney Lumet's 'Q & A', in 1990 and in 1986 won a Special Jury Prize at the USA Film Festival for the title role in 'Belizaire, The Cajun'. Additional feature film credits include, 'Paradise Alley', 'Little Darlings', 'Private Benjamin', 'I, The Jury', 'Unfaithfully Yours, 'The Penitent', 'Fatal Instinct', 'Trial By Jury', 'Judge Dredd' and many independents.

The following is the Program for the event:
1. Overture to Marriage of Figaro by W.A. Mozart
2. non so piu cosa son cosa faccio from Marriage of Figaro by W.A. Mozart
Andrea Fleming
3.Pace Pace mio Dio from La Forza del Destino by G.Verdi
Anita Lyons
4. Vesti la giubba from Pagliacci by R. Leoncavallo
William Barone
5. So anch 'io la virtu magica from Don Pasquale by G. Donizetti
Michele Trovato
6. Nessun Dorma from Turandot by G Puccini
Galeano Salas      


1. Overture to the Flying Dutchman by R. Wagner
2. Dich teure halle from Tannhauser by R. Wagner
Anita Lyons
3. Che gelida manina from La Boheme by G. Puccini
Galeano Salas    
4. Si mi chiamano Mimi from La Boheme by G Pussini
Michele Trovato      
5.O soave fanciulla  from La Boheme by G. Puccini
Michele Trovato and Galeano Salas
6. The Impossible Dream from Man From La Mancha by Darion/Leigh
William Barone
7.Let it Go fromDisneys Frozen
Andrea Fleming
8. Theme from New York New York Kander/Ebb


Music Hall at Snug Harbor (View)
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
United States


Arts > Opera
Arts > Performance
Music > Classical
Music > Symphony

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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