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Opera Extravaganza

Opera Extravaganza


March 18, 2023


7:30 PM




Adult: $15 to $90

Opera makes its glorious return to the CSO stage! This concert conducted by the Metropolitan Opera's own Pierre Vallet will provide Chattanooga audiences with an exciting opportunity to hear a variety of operatic works performed by some of the most talented up-and-coming vocalists. Hear pieces from beloved composers such as Bizet, Berlioz, Verdi, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and more. Expertly programmed by CSO's Opera Artistic Advisor Laura Brooks Rice, this is a must-see event for any opera enthusiast!

This performance is dedicated to Sonia Young.

Franz Joseph Haydn | Allegro Moderato from Concerto in D Major for Violoncello, Hob. VIIb:2 
Giuseppe Verdi | Libiamo from La Traviata 
Carlisle Floyd | Ain’t It a Pretty Night from Susannah 
Georges Bizet | "Au fond du temple saint" from Les pêcheurs de perles (Pearlfishers)     
Hector Berlioz | Malheureux Roi from Les Troyens
Georges Bizet | Air du Toréador from Carmen     
Eduardo Di Capua | O Sole Mio 
Jacques Offenbach | Entr’acte et Barcarolle from Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)    
Pietro Mascagni | Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana      
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II | Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific   
Jacques Offenbach | Tu ne chanteras plus from Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann
Giacomo Puccini | "Che gelida manina" from La Bohème   
Victor Herbert | Italian Street Song from Naughty Marietta   
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II | You’ll Never Walk Alone from Carousel  
Giuseppe Verdi | "Bella Figlia dell'amore" from Rigoletto 

Pierre Vallet conductor
Chelsea Lehnea | soprano
Gretchen Krupp | mezzo-soprano
Kevin Punnackal | tenor
Craig Irvin | baritone
Ewan Manalo | cello

CSO Chorus | Darrin Hassevoort, director

Laura Brooks Rice | Opera Artistic Advisor