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Current Concerts & Events.......

   
 

Chelsea Opera and Tiny's present...
..... the night before the Jazz Nativity
Thursday - December 8, 2021

"A Jazz Quartet" Reunion
Thursday - December 8th, 2021
2 sets: 7pm and 8:30pm - $5 cover at the door

 
Bending Towards the Light... A Jazz Nativity
Thursday - December 9th, 2021 7pm



Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm
St Mary of Mt Carmel/
Blessed Sacrament Church

648 Jay St., Utica, NY 13501

In memory and celebration of Nicholas S. Priore, Esq.

Masks must be worn by audience during the event

Free Admission - free will donations accepted

DONATE HERE

with special thanks to:
Father James Cesta, Peter Elcaqua, Anne Elacqua,
The Entire Priore Family
all those that have given their time, talent, donations and
assistance to make this a reality Again this year!

 
Reservations Required - Call for more information - 917-797-3152
 
PAST PERFORMANCES
November 6, 2021 at 8pm
The fall has come so quickly, and winter is nearly upon us.
We think back fondly to warmer days through Songs of Summers Past,
when the world held so much promise and love was at the doorstep.

Chelsea Opera invites you to our New York City concert:
Songs of Summers Past
Saturday - November 6th, 2021 8pm

This concert is being co-produced with Musae.me
Location:  St. John's in the Village, 218 West 11th Street, New York, NY 10014
Date:  Saturday, November 6, 2021
Time: 8pm concert start with additional live streaming

PROGRAM - click here

Tickets: 
$15 - for live streaming - live stream link will be supplied with purchase
$20 - advance in person (capacity 95)
$25 - in person at the door
Donation options will be included
TICKETS - CLICK HERE
All ticket sales include a link to view the live stream at a later date.

Covid Protocols:  PLEASE SEE ATTACHED. (Only proof-verified vaccinated people will be allowed to attend. No children under 12.)

In the early stages of rehearsal for it's 2020 spring production, Chelsea Opera, like the rest of the world, was forced to shut down abruptly because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Songs of Summers Past marks the company's jubilant return to performing in New York City, as we present an eclectic mix of opera arias and duets (The MediumBallymore: Part One - WinnersL'elisir d'amoreToscaStreet SceneRigoletto and Lakmé), classical song literature by Ned Rorem, Ricky Ian Gordon, Paolo Tosti, Darius Milhaud, and a female contemporary of Mozart's, Sophie Westenholz, plus a little musical theater...all in celebration of past successes and a promising future. Accompanied by collaborative pianist Jestin Pieper, our singers have performed lead roles in past Chelsea Opera productions (Le nozze di FigaroThe Tender LandBallymore: Part One - WinnersThe Ballad of Baby DoeGianni Schicchi, and Cavalleria Rusticana), and in recent ones (The Medium and the world premiere of Sidewalk Serenade), the latter two in upstate New York where the company has been presenting programs in a wide range of new and interesting spaces. But tonight, we return to Chelsea Opera's original goal in New York City...to perform in an intimate space, connecting with our audiences up close and personal.

This program would not be possible without the outstanding support from The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)...Rapid Live Performance Grants program.

Please join Joanie Brittingham and Sarah Daniels, sopranos, Brad Bickhardt and Chad Kranek, tenors, Leonarda Priore, mezzo-soprano, and Richard Hobson, baritone, with Jestin Pieper, pianist for a musical evening not to be forgotten, as we remember Songs of Summers Past.
 

September 18th, 2021
Chelsea Opera presents:
Sidewalk Serenade

An on-site Chelsea Opera experience, this world premiere features Quinn and Emery, two romantic hopefuls meeting on a Syracuse sidewalk after matching on a dating app. To the accompaniment of a street musician, first-date jitters are expressed in song, turning an awkward conversation into flirtatious fun! In a modern twist, rotating gender pairings bring a fresh approach to operatic love. Soprano Sarah Daniels and tenor Brad Bickhardt* alternate in the role of Quinn, with soprano Andrea Bickford and baritone CJ Roche alternating in the role of Emery. Dan Williams performs as the street musician accompanist. The piece was commissioned by Chelsea Opera with music composed by Oswego native and Penn State music composition major Leah Mullen, with lyrics and direction by Syracuse resident and Chelsea Opera Producing Artistic Director - Garrett August Heater. Chelsea Opera President and Co-Founder Leonarda Priore is the producer. 

The 10-minute comic opera will appear outdoors and free of charge at Epicuse (12:00 PM & 2:00 PM, 334 S. Salina St.), the 24-Second Shot Clock (12:30 PM & 2:30 PM, 400 block of S. Franklin St.), Perseverance Park (1:00 PM & 3:00 PM, 205 S. Salina St.), and Wildflowers Armory (1:30 PM & 3:30 PM, 217 S. Salina St.) on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 (rain date, September 19th). Opera patrons may receive a free cheese tasting with the purchase of a cocktail at Epicuse, as well as 10% off any purchases at Wildflowers Armory. Patrons wishing to view the opera with all four possible couplings should attend the performances consecutively from 1-2:30 PM. 

This work is made possible with funds from Chelsea Opera’s Nicholas S. Priore New Possibilities Fund.  For more information on the man and the fund in his name, please visit http://chelseaopera.org/nick_about.html .

Schedule and location of performances: 

12:00 PM, Epicuse, 334 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY 
Brad Bickhardt* as Quinn and Andrea Bickford as Emery

12:30 PM, 24-Second Shot Clock, 400 block of S. Franklin St., Syracuse, NY
Brad Bickhardt* as Quinn and CJ Roche as Emery 

1:00 PM, Perseverance Park, 205 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY
Brad Bickhardt* as Quinn and Andrea Bickford as Emery

1:30 PM, Wildflowers Armory, 217 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY
Brad Bickhardt* as Quinn and CJ Roche as Emery

2:00 PM, Epicuse, 334 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY
Sarah Daniels as Quinn and Andrea Bickford as Emery

2:30 PM, 24-Second Shot Clock, 400 block of S. Franklin St.
Sarah Daniels as Quinn and CJ Roche as Emery

3:00 PM, Perseverance Park, 205 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY
Sarah Daniels as Quinn and Andrea Bickford as Emery

3:30 PM, Wildflowers Armory, 217 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY  
Sarah Daniels as Quinn and CJ Roche as Emery.  

 

Sarah Daniels - soprano - Quinn Andrea Bickford - soprano - Emery
Bradley Bickhardt*- tenor - Quinn
CJ Roche - baritone - Emery
Dan Williams - Pianist
Leah Mullen - Composer
Garrett A. Heater - Lyricist/Director
Leonarda Priore - Producer


*Brad Bickhardt appears courtesy of arrangement with Tri-Cities Opera.      

 

 
July 24, 2021 at 7pm

Chelsea Opera and The George and Rebecca Barnes Foundation cordially invite you to: A Gatsby Garden Party
Saturday - July 24th, 2021 from 7 to 10pm

purchase your tickets today!

Tickets

The Mansion on James formerly known as The Barnes-Hiscock Mansion at 930 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203

7pm to 10pm
cash bar/hors'd'oeurves /live band/dancing/silent auction
$50 per person - limited tickets! 

The George and Rebecca Barnes Foundation & Chelsea Opera cordially invite you to our
Gatsby Garden Party, Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 7-10 PM at The Mansion on James formerly The Barnes-Hiscock Mansion at 930 James Street, Syracuse, NY, 13203. 

Break out your flapper dresses and Fedora hats! The mansion grounds will be transformed into a Jazz Age garden party and you're invited! Featuring a live band in the mansion gazebo, silent auction, cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, and professional dancers leading you through the dance crazes of The Roaring 20's, you can enjoy libations and dance under the stars while supporting two special organizations! 

In case of rain, the party will be moved inside the gorgeous The Mansion on James where the party will be in full swing! 

So purchase your tickets for this unique experience and remember,don't talk to any vice cops on the beat!

PAST PERFORMANCES

The Stanley Theatre and Chelsea Opera present:
An Evening of Opera & Jazz
June 11th, 2021

with featured artists:

Leonarda Priore - mezzo soprano; Julia Ebner - soprano; Sar-Shalom Strong - piano

Jazz artists:
Tom Brigandi - bass; Barry Blumenthal - piano; Joe Carello - saxophone; and Jimmy Johns - drums

 

Chelsea Opera presents: - Jazz Tribute to the legendary
Sal Amico and
J.R. Monterose
Saturday - May 22, 2021 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

ADVANCE ONLINE TICKET PRICE:  $10 per person

Limited Seating - Purchase your ticket here now!

Dinner and drinks available throughout the evening

TINY'S GRILL
1014 State St, Utica, NY 13502

Guests must follow all CDC Guidelines

 

Chelsea Opera and St. Mary of Mount Carmel/
Blessed Sacrament Parish present:
Soaring ~ Reflections on the Spirit . . . . through Music
Sunday - May 23rd, 2021

Starring:
Leonarda Priore - mezzo soprano and Karen Corigliano - piano

with jazz artists featuring the music from Tom Brigandi's CD - Late Night New York

Tom Brigandi - bass; Barry Blumenthal - piano; Joe Carello - saxophone/flute; Jimmy Johns - drums;
Jeff Stockham - trumpet/flugelhorn

This concert made possible by:
J. Priore Construction Company and The Nicholas S. Priore New Possibilities Fund

 

 

Chelsea Opera presents
ReImagine: Forging the Future with Song
Thursday - May 6th, 2021



This event and project is made possible by funds from the Nicholas S. Priore New Possibilities Fund
 
Chelsea Opera presents: - "Spring Swing and Shop"
Saturday - April 24, 2021 at 7pm

Saturday - April 24th, 2021

7pm to 8:30pm - house opens at 6:45pm

An evening of live music including Opera/Classical/Cross-Over and Jazz

Chelsea Opera is pleased to bring Central New York patrons an opportunity to enjoy a live, in-person performance while following all recently released NYS entertainment venue guidelines!

Chelsea Opera's Spring Swing & Shop at the McCarthy Mercantile invites a limited number of patrons to enjoy opera, jazz, and cross-over repertoire in the spacious, newly renovated lower level of Wildflowers, 217 S. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY.

Featured Performers:
Julia Ebner - soprano, Leonarda Priore - mezzo soprano, Jake Goz - tenor, Sar-Shalom Strong - classical piano, Jimmy Johns - drums, Barry Blumenthal - jazz piano, Joe Carello - saxophone/flute, Tom Brigandi - acoustic bass, and Jeff Stockham - trumpet.

All patrons will receive a private shopping experience following the performance, receiving 10% off all Wildflower purchases! 

All ticket proceeds will go directly to benefit the performers during these especially difficult times for artists and arts organizations alike.  

Thank you for supporting Chelsea Opera as we swing into spring!    

NOTE: After purchasing tickets online and prior to the performance, all patrons will answer a brief health questionnaire at the door, complete a temperature scan, and enjoy the concert from the comfort of socially spaced, padded chairs, provided by Chelsea Opera. Masks required.

Wildflowers at the McCarthy Mercantile 
217 S. SALINA STREET | SYRACUSE, NY | (lower level)

Jazz portion - to include selections from Tom Brigandi's Late Night New York CD

SPECIAL SHOPPING DISCOUNT TO PATRONS - 10% discount on all shopping purchases to patrons after the event from 8:30 to 9pm.

Limited Seating - Purchase your ticket here now!

 



Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm
St Mary of Mt Carmel/
Blessed Sacrament Church

648 Jay St., Utica, NY 13501

Postponed to May 23rd, 2021
or
DONATE HERE

MEET THE PERFORMERS

with special thanks to:
Father James Cesta, Peter Elcaqua, Anne Elacqua,
The Entire Priore Family
all those that have given their time, talent, donations and assistance to make this a reality

 

 
 
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