New Brunswick native opera singers Paul Bustin and Sally Dibblee team up with Symphony New Brunswick and conductor Michael Newnham to present an evening of opera favorites. The program will include selections from two of the most renowned operas- The Marriage of Figaro and Madam Butterfly.
Bustin has been described as “possessing an impressive, resonant baritone voice of wide range and outstanding flexibility”
Sally Dibblee is critically acclaimed as a “tour-de-force of vocal control and expressive flexibility”
“For the first time in many years, Symphony New Brunswick is having a Night at the Opera“ says conductor Michael Newnham. “We are all very excited about working again with Sally Dibblee and Paul Bustin, two of our finest singers, in this special evening of scenes from two of our all-time favourite operas”
The orchestra along with their two soloists will then present selections from the Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, his most famous comic opera. It is a work filled with charms of Mozart’s music. In addition, selections from Madam butterfly will be presented. The opera tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. The famous hit musical Miss Saigon based its plot on Madam Butterfly. “Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” is one of the greatest comic works for stage ever written” says conductor Michael Newnham. “Full of excitement, joy, and irreverence, it spans the full gamut of human emotions. Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” encapsulates all the colour and passion that we love about Italian opera. If there were ever a list of ‘must-see’ operas, these two would certainly be there”
Together, their irresistible charisma will certainly make for an unforgettable evening.
“A Song for All Times” Concert details:
November 13 in Moncton at the Capitol Theatre at 7:30 pm
November 14 in Fredericton at the Playhouse at 7:30
November 15 in Saint John at the Imperial Theatre at 7:30
Concert tickets are available at the door or at the Box Offices in each city
Moncton, Capitol Theatre (506) 856-4379, capitol.nb.ca
Fredericton, The Playhouse (506) 458-8344, theplayhouse.ca
Saint John, Imperial Theatre (506) 647-4100, imperialtheatre.nb.ca