Save the Date!
Upcoming Special Events at Union Avenue Opera
Mark your calendar for our upcoming 2016 events:
Tuesday, February 23 – La vie de Boheme
Tickets $60 each or $100 for Patron Tickets.
Sunday, March 20 – Crescendo Recital
Saturday, April 23 – Trivia Night
Sunday, May 22 – Arias in the Afternoon at the Campbell House
Sunday, TBA – LaBarge BBQ
Saturday, November 19 – Arias at Atlas Restaurant
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$25,000 Matching Gift Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of our patrons we raised over $50,000 for Union Avenue Opera during the month of August. We couldn’t have done it without you and we are grateful for your continued support of our mission.
Powerful Voices Signal the End of the World: Götterdämmerung
Final Performances August 28 and 29
“The best part (besides the score) is the Brünnhilde of soprano Alexandra LoBianco … LoBianco has a rich, gleaming instrument that projects effortlessly over the orchestra to fill the house …[Clay Hilley] displayed a clarion tenor that was unfazed by the role’s killer-high tessitura … Neil Nelson, as Hagen, sang sumptuously and threateningly … Rebecca Wilson [Gutrune] has a beautiful lyric voice …Melissa Kornacki [Waltraute] struck sparks in her scene with her love-besotted sister. Baritone Timothy Lafontaine gave a strong portrayal as Alberich …”– Sarah Bryan Miller, Post-Dispatch
“Alexandra LoBianco is utterly brilliant as Brünnhilde…Dillard [Gunther] sings beautifully…Rebecca Wilson [Gutrune] is a staggeringly talented singer as well. Neil Nelson is wonderfully cast as Hagen…Indeed, there is so much talent at UAO’s performance…” — Raphael Maurice, STL Magazine
The cast of Götterdämmerung at Union Avenue Opera (c) 2015 UAO
“[LoBianco] has the vocal power and sheen of a first-rate dramatic soprano and the acting skill to make even the biggest moments credible … Neil Nelson’s Hagen is a captivating study in emotional conflict and avarice, delivered with a big, powerful voice…” — Chuck Lavazzi, KDHX.org
“A showcase for some magnificent voices. Wagner would be pleased…he [Clay Hilley] shows himself a true heldentenor-that heroic tenor that this role demands; his clear, true voice easily fills the hall…[LoBianco] is even more astonishing. Such power! Such purity!…It’s a stellar production of one of the worlds most daunting operas.” — Steve Callahan, BroadwayWorld.com
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