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Our production of Orfeo ed Euridice opens one month from today! Join us as we take Gluck’s famous setting of this classic Greek myth and bring it to life with a unique twist. Girl meets girl. Girls fall in love. On their wedding day, Euridice is bitten by a snake while picking flowers and disappears to the underworld. Orfeo, using her heart as her compass and Amore (Love) as her guide, travels to the land of the dead to save her true love. Orfeo ed Euridice will be presented as a semi-staged concert production in three acts with chamber orchestra. It will be sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Performances will take place March 20 and 21 at 8 pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Monrovia. Full information can be found on our Orfeo ed Euridice page.

Click the button below to buy tickets ($20 regular admission, $16 students and seniors). Tickets will also be sold at the door. Purchase before the end of February and save $5 on your ticket using the code EARLYORFEO at checkout!

Thank you for your support of Hansel and Gretel! Our production was a great success, and we can’t wait to share Orfeo ed Euridice with you. Opera Animata will be at the Southern California Opera Network auditions in January. Read below to find out how to schedule your audition.

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Opera Animata’s “Hansel and Gretel,” December 2014

The Celestial Opera Company will be hosting the next Southern California Opera Network auditions on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The audition location will be the Community Room of the South Pasadena Public Library, 1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030. There is street parking available. The accompanist will be Robert Sage.

This is an opportunity to be heard by a number of opera and concert directors in a single audition. Singers are invited to audition for both lead and comprimario roles and are asked to prepare two contrasting arias that showcase their skills. An audition fee of $5.00 is requested as payment for the accompanist; it must be pre-paid on PayPal via Celestial Opera’s website, celestialoperacompany.org. Go to Auditions, Principals to pay. Please bring a pianist’s copy of the sheet music of your arias as well as 12 copies of your resume and headshot, stapled together, for the audition panelists (any unused copies will be returned to you). To schedule an audition, please send an email with “Attn.: Dayla McDonald, Panel Audition” in the subject line to [email protected] Ms. McDonald will do her best to honor time requests for auditions, but please understand that scheduling is done on a first-come, first-served basis.

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For two nights only, Opera Animata will present Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” in English as a family-friendly, interactive opera experience. Audience members will travel along with Hansel and Gretel as the children venture away from the safety of their home, through the enchanted forest and to the gingerbread house of the evil witch.

December 12 and 13 at 8 pm
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
122 S. California Avenue, Monrovia CA 91016

Read more information, including the full cast and crew, here.

Tickets: $20 regular admission, $16 students and seniors, $10 children under 12
Purchase below, on OperaAnimata.TicketLeap.com or at the door.