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Opera Saratoga Announces Season Subscriptions Now On Sale

by Michelle Tabnick
November 28, 2014
Season Subscriptions Now On Sale For Expanded 2015 Summer Festival
Season Includes Three Operas and Wide Range of Additional Performances

New "Early Bird" Subscription Discount Offers Up to 30% Off Tickets
Prior to December 30, 2014

(Saratoga Springs, NY) — Opera Saratoga announces subscriptions are now on sale for the 2015 Summer Festival, which will include three operas featuring guest artists from around the globe, and a wide-range of additional live performances and arts experiences. The three operas will take place over a three-and-a-half week period, from July 2nd to the 26th.

For the first time, Opera Saratoga is offering an "early bird" subscription discount, which provides savings of up to 30% off the price of single tickets for those who purchase subscriptions prior to December 30, 2014. In addition to the increased savings from previous years, the company is offering additional new benefits to subscribers, including discounts on a wide variety of additional concerts and events throughout June and July in Saratoga Springs. Information can be found on the Opera Saratoga website: http://www.operasaratoga.org/subscriptions/

The three operas being presented during the Summer Festival are all incredibly unique to one another. "La Cenerentola" (Cinderella) is a bubbling comedy by Rossini that features virtuoso singing to impress the most passionate opera lovers, and is also an ideal introduction to opera for family audiences. The presentation of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas will be Opera Saratoga's first site-specific production, presented outside and under the stars, in partnership with the National Museum of Dance. The world-premiere of "The Long Walk," by Jeremy Howard Beck and Stephanie Fleischmann - based on the critically acclaimed memoir of war and homecoming by Brian Castner - is presented in partnership with American Lyric Theater in New York City, marking a reaffirmed commitment to the inclusion of contemporary American opera as a regular part of the Company's programming.

A full slate of additional concerts and events are being offered throughout June and July to enrich the community. Many of these events are free, while others are ticketed at a modest price of $20 dollars. Opera Saratoga will perform throughout Saratoga Springs, including events at The New York State Military Museum, The Saratoga Arts Center, Skidmore College, and Caffé Lena. Subscribers get 25% off those concerts ($15 dollars) and can purchase tickets to those events when they subscribe. Additional info can also be found on the website at: http://www.operasaratoga.org/summer-concerts-and-special-events/

Also new this season, there will be pre-performance and after-the-show talks where audience members will have the opportunity to interact with cast members. Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson said, "The guest artists joining us this season are truly extraordinary. They include artists who are performing leading roles at the world's great opera houses, including The Metropolitan Opera, The Paris Opera and The Vienna Staatsoper… but there is nowhere else that you can enjoy them in such intimate and beautiful settings than Opera Saratoga."

Subscriptions, including additional concert tickets, may be purchased by calling Opera Saratoga's ticket office at 518.584.6018, or online at http://www.operasaratoga.org/subscriptions/

Single tickets for all performances will go on sale February 1, 2015.
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