Lake County’s Resonanz Opera Stages Two Different Works in One Week in Willoughby

Tue 8/22 @ 7:30PM

Fri 8/25 @ Sat 8/26 @ 7:30PM

Sun 8/27 @ 2PM

Doesn’t it seem like the area is suddenly burgeoning with small opera companies? There’s yet another based out of Willoughby called Resonanz Opera, which describes itself as “a community driven group with international roots,” which offers high school interns a chance to perform alongside opera professionals.

If you’d like to see what it’s all about, the ensemble has two performances comings up. On Tue 8/22 it will stage a one-act opera by Maurice Ravel called L’enfant et les sortileges, first performed in 1925. It’s a whimsical piece in which a child throws a tantrum and destroys his room, but all the objects he destroyed come to life to reproach him, as do animals and plants he has mistreated. Yes, it ends with understanding all around.

The following weekend, it will do three performances of a more serious piece: Francis Poulenc’s 1957 Dialogues des Carmelites, about a group of nuns who went to the guillotine during the French revolution for refusing to renounce their vocations.

Both operas will be sung in English. All performances take place at the Corning Auditorium of the Fine Arts Association in Willoughby. Tickets are $15-$50.



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