Recent Productions

Die Fledermaus

Johann Strauss

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm 

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Keene Country Club

Keene, NH

The swirling and effervescent music of “waltz king” Johann Strauss II is the backdrop for this zany comedy about infidelity, mistaken identity and the powerful effects of champagne. Building on the success of the cabaret-inspired production of La tragédie de Carmen, Die Fledermaus will be presented in an immersive setting, where the audience drinks and dines in real time as guests of Prince Orlofsky. This exciting new production will be both staged and set at the Keene Country Club, presented with a new English translation and accompanied by piano.

 
The Barber of Seville
by Gioachino Rossini
May 17 and 19, 2019
Peterborough Players, Peterborough, NH
 
A fully  orchestrated  production of Rossini's mad cap
tale of the  Barber, but set in a South Beach Miami 
performance gym (Seville).  New English libretto by 
Artistic Director, Ben Robinson.

 

 

Songs of Spain

Featuring :
Jazimina MacNeil, Ben Robinson, Jose Lezcano
 
This diverse and probing program will include highlights from the Spain’s finest composers, several of their Latin American counterparts, and several selections from non-Spanish composers who have been inspired by the alluring Spanish culture. These Songs of Spain will seek to air of some of these neglected masterpieces by marrying song and history,

La Tragédie de Carmen
Opera Cabaret
A Thriller in One Act by Georges Bizet | Peter Brook
&  Songs of Spain

Great event that happened in October,  2018

Cocktails, hors d'oeuvre, & dinner

Keene Country Club, Keene, NH

 

Songs of Spain at cocktail hour (cash bar), a Spanish-inspired feast by  Executive Chef Alan Milchick, followed by a performance of Peter Brook's innovative one-act version of Georges Bizet's operatic masterpiece, Carmen.

Iolanthe
by Arthur Sullivan and William Schwenk Gilbert
June 3, 2018
Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene, NH

Madame Butterfly
by Giacomo Puccini
March 9 & 11, 2018
Peterborough Players Theatre, Peterborough, NH

Puccini's tragic classic is transformed into a glimpse at life backstage at an opera company. With many innovative twists and surprises, you will be in the middle of the action as it unfolds and the lines between art and reality become ever more blurred.

Bon Appétit!
by Lee Hoiby
Hansel and Gretel
by Engelbert Humperdinck
November 17 & 19, 2017
Dublin School, Dublin, NH

A delicious double bill where New England's own "French Chef" Julia Child shows you how to bake a chocolate cake and then becomes the witch in the zany dreams of two children. Featuring many tasty treats and sumptuous music, this production is a don't-miss delight for the whole family.

Featuring insights on the life of Julia Child by Celebrity Chef James Dodge: renowned author, educator, and colleague of Julia Child.

Die Fledermaus: Rebecca Shorstein as Adele

The Barber of Seville. Act I Finale.

Photo by Ramona Branch

The cast of La Tragédie de Carmen (L-R): Nick Tocci as Escamillo; Katy Lindhart as Micaela; Jazimina MacNeil as Carmen; and Chris Carr as Don José.

After performing Spanish songs in October: Veda Crewe, soprano; Ben Robinson, tenor and Vladimir Odinokikh, piano.

Raylynmor Opera is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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