The Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, together with soprano Jurate Svedaite and tenor Daniel Juárez, will perform operatic arias by Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti, Bellini, Bizet, and others, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Manchester on Saturday, March 7, 7:00 p.m.. The singers will be accompanied by full orchestra conducted by maestro Adrian Sylveen in a thematic program entitled “Prayer in Opera.”
“Prayer in Opera” features a selection of extraordinarily beautiful music from favorite operas such as Otello, La forza del destino, Tosca, Norma, Carmen, and more. Each piece of music in the program is a musical portrayal of the act of prayer, a common thread which explores the divine and the spiritual in opera.
Svedaite and Juarez are well known to Connecticut audiences, having starred together in several acclaimed Connecticut Lyric Opera productions of recent years, including Madama Butterfly, The Flying Dutchman, Carmen, and others. Lithuanian soprano Jurate Svedaite has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel in venues as varied as Carnegie Hall, the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, and Foxwoods Resort and Casino, while tenor Daniel Juárez is a graduate of the Yale University School of Music, former Minnesota Opera Studio Artist, and finalist in the Southwest Region Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions.
Now in its 17th season of orchestral performances, and its 12th year as resident orchestra of Connecticut Lyric Opera, the CT Virtuosi Orchestra is widely regarded as the state’s premiere opera orchestra.