THIS PAST SEASON
The deliciously effervescent...
“It was Bach at his best, with stirring vocal and instrumental highlights of spiritual and musical moments to touch the mind and heart.”
James F. Cotter
The Times-Herald Record
Due to the overwhelming success and interest
in this season’s all-Beethoven concerts featuring
his Mass in C, and his Pastoral Symphony, we
are making recordings of the live performance
on September 27, 2015 available to the public.
This season, more than ever before, we really need your help in keeping Hudson Opera Theatre alive and thriving. So we’ve devised a little campaign in which everyone comes out a winner. But this will only succeed if everyone takes the challenge to heart. Everyone includes our casts, crews, chorus, orchestra, and most especially our audience members. It’s a simple plan and easy for everyone, but remember, it will only work if everyone does it...
Are you willing to take The Challenge?
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
Here are some of the shows and concerts
we’ve presented in the last 39 years...
DON’T MISS THIS!
They’re going like hot cakes!
Do you want to know what they mean when they say, “Hudson Opera Theatre is HOT!”?
Here’s what a few critics mean...
Verdi Requiem (2014)
“...Hudson Opera Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Ron De Fesi, performed Verdi's “Requiem”... ...The 36-member chorus and 46 instrumentalists under De Fesi's vigorous leadership gave a strong, memorable performance that reached heights of power rarely heard in music....”
Brahms Requiem (2012)
“...a glorious performance of this masterpiece... [an] uplifting, powerful presentation. Audience members rose to their feet in heartfelt appreciation...”
La Traviata (2005)
“Verdi’s music is almost overwhelming, with De Fesi pulling and pushing his wonderfully balanced and resonant orchestra and lively cast to reach as high as they could...”
Verdi’s “Aïda” (2012)
The eight principals... singers and dancers were well rehearsed and fully involved in the emotional melodrama. The sustained final standing ovation for the production proved that opera lovers had witnessed a memorable musical event.
Giulio Cesare (2006)
“He came, he saw, he conquered. Yes, Julius Cæsar, of course, but also Ron De Fesi in his role as artistic director. Under his direction, productions in the recent past have proved so noteworthy, that the site has become a mecca for rising opera singers.”
“All that remains of communities and civilizations, all that remains of their worth and dignity exists in the art they leave.”
William Carlos Williams
Argun Tekant and Heather Connolly in a moment from The Merry Widow.