MADISON LYRIC STAGE PRESENTS MAIDENS, WITCHES AND FEMME FATALES … THE WOMEN OF OPERAOCTOBER 14-15
Allison Waggener, Allison Lindsay, Mary McCue
MADISON, CT – September 19, 2023 – Madison Lyric Stage, a professional non-equity theater company on the Connecticut shoreline, will present Maidens, Witches and Femme Fatales: The Women of Opera, for two performances, Saturday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m.
This all-female evening will feature some of the greatest arias and scenes from the world of opera, including works by Bizet, Barber, Britten, Mozart, Puccini, Verdi Strauss and Wagner. Featuring a cast of seven, the concert will include selections from The Marriage of Figaro, Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Der Rosenkavalier, Tosca, Die Walküre and more.
“I have always loved the women’s roles in opera – their beauty, drama, tenacity and, yes, even their tragedy,” said Marc Deaton, artistic director of Madison Lyric Stage. “We will be presenting a number of well-known arias and ensembles, along with some masterpieces not often presented in concert, with our tremendous female cast.”
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by visiting madisonlyricstage.org, or by calling 203-215-6329. Performances will be held inside MLS’s brand-new enclosed tent on the grounds of the historic Deacon John Grave House located at 581 Boston Post Road in Madison.
Madison Lyric Stage is supported in part by generous gifts from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Guilford Savings Bank, the Maureen E. and Peter F. Dalton Fund of The Madison Foundation, and the Madison Rotary Foundation, along with support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Support has also been provided from CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.
Madison Lyric Stage is an award-winning, professional theater company serving the Connecticut shoreline. Its mission is to expand participation in the arts by presenting accessible, inclusive and affordable professional-quality opera, musical theater and drama.
For more information about Madison Lyric Stage, visit madisonlyricstage.org.