Annie Chester

mezzo soprano

Pasta and Puccini
Apr
28
5:00 PM17:00

Pasta and Puccini

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The evening’s entertainment will feature arias and scenes from your favorite Italian operas, as well as a preview of music from Opera Saratoga’s upcoming Summer Festival. Two of the country’s most exciting singers, both members of the 2019 Young Artist Program at Opera Saratoga, will perform throughout the evening under the musical direction of Laurie Rogers, mezzo soprano Annie Chester, and tenor WooYoung Yoon. Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson will host the program which will include a few musical surprises you will not want to miss!

Imagine the warmth and joy of a family dinner at your Italian Grandma’s and you will have an idea of what Prime and Friends of Opera Saratoga have planned for you at this year’s Pasta & Puccini dinner. After mingling amongst your opera friends and an artistic Italian display of hors d’oeuvres, your insalata di pomodori cetrioli will await you in the Ballroom. Enjoy a sip of wine as your server presents your table family style platters of parmigiana chicken cutlets, herb baked cod with roasted tomato ragu, petite pecorino meatballs with marinara sauced pasta as well as a platter of Italian style roasted potatoes with onions and peppers and broccoli rabe con aglio e limone. Save room for a rich and creamy Carmello Budino dessert with your coffee and tea while our visiting artists prepare to entertain you.

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Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration

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Join the artists of Opera Saratoga for Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration - for a concert of opera and song inspired by the visual arts. Mezzo soprano Annie Chester, tenor WooYoung Yoon, and pianist Laurie Rogers, will join together for an entrancing program featuring music by Donizetti, Poulenc, Puccini, Britten and more!

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Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration

Join the artists of Opera Saratoga for Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration - for a concert of opera and song inspired by the visual arts. Mezzo soprano Annie Chester, tenor WooYoung Yoon, and pianist Laurie Rogers, will join together for an entrancing program featuring music by Donizetti, Poulenc, Puccini, Britten and more!

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Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration
May
4
1:00 PM13:00

Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration

Join the artists of Opera Saratoga for Saratoga Sings of Art and Inspiration - for a concert of opera and song inspired by the visual arts. Mezzo soprano Annie Chester, tenor WooYoung Yoon, and pianist Laurie Rogers, will join together for an entrancing program featuring music by Donizetti, Poulenc, Puccini, Britten and more!

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GERSHWIN @ THE MANSION INN
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

GERSHWIN @ THE MANSION INN

Opera Saratoga returns to The Mansion Inn for a very special concert featuring opera and musical theater selections by George and Ira Gershwin, and their many collaborators. From favorites including Porgy and Bess, Of Thee I Singand Girl Crazy, to lesser known works like Lady in the Dark, Blue Monday,and The Firebrand of Florence, our annual concert in the intimate Supper Club of The Mansion Inn is not to be missed! The Mansion Inn features cabaret style table seating, with a delicious menu of Gershwin inspired food and drink available for purchase from Cordon Bleu trained Executive Chef Rick Bieber.  Presented in partnership with The Mansion Inn.

2pm and 7pm

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The Magic Flute
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

The Magic Flute

Last seen at Sarasota Opera in 2010, The Magic Flute tells the story of Prince Tamino’s heroic quest. After being rescued by the Queen of the Night’s three ladies, Tamino is visited by the Queen herself, who asks him for help saving her daughter from Sarastro’s evil hands. With the gift of a magic flute and the help of a new friend, the bird catcher, Papageno, the prince will find that hero and villain aren’t always who they may seem.

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The Magic Flute
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

The Magic Flute

Last seen at Sarasota Opera in 2010, The Magic Flute tells the story of Prince Tamino’s heroic quest. After being rescued by the Queen of the Night’s three ladies, Tamino is visited by the Queen herself, who asks him for help saving her daughter from Sarastro’s evil hands. With the gift of a magic flute and the help of a new friend, the bird catcher, Papageno, the prince will find that hero and villain aren’t always who they may seem.

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The Magic Flute
Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

The Magic Flute

Last seen at Sarasota Opera in 2010, The Magic Flute tells the story of Prince Tamino’s heroic quest. After being rescued by the Queen of the Night’s three ladies, Tamino is visited by the Queen herself, who asks him for help saving her daughter from Sarastro’s evil hands. With the gift of a magic flute and the help of a new friend, the bird catcher, Papageno, the prince will find that hero and villain aren’t always who they may seem.

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The Magic Flute
Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

The Magic Flute

Last seen at Sarasota Opera in 2010, The Magic Flute tells the story of Prince Tamino’s heroic quest. After being rescued by the Queen of the Night’s three ladies, Tamino is visited by the Queen herself, who asks him for help saving her daughter from Sarastro’s evil hands. With the gift of a magic flute and the help of a new friend, the bird catcher, Papageno, the prince will find that hero and villain aren’t always who they may seem.

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The Magic Flute
Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

The Magic Flute

Last seen at Sarasota Opera in 2010, The Magic Flute tells the story of Prince Tamino’s heroic quest. After being rescued by the Queen of the Night’s three ladies, Tamino is visited by the Queen herself, who asks him for help saving her daughter from Sarastro’s evil hands. With the gift of a magic flute and the help of a new friend, the bird catcher, Papageno, the prince will find that hero and villain aren’t always who they may seem.

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The Magic Flute
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

The Magic Flute

Last seen at Sarasota Opera in 2010, The Magic Flute tells the story of Prince Tamino’s heroic quest. After being rescued by the Queen of the Night’s three ladies, Tamino is visited by the Queen herself, who asks him for help saving her daughter from Sarastro’s evil hands. With the gift of a magic flute and the help of a new friend, the bird catcher, Papageno, the prince will find that hero and villain aren’t always who they may seem.

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The Magic Flute
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

The Magic Flute

Last seen at Sarasota Opera in 2010, The Magic Flute tells the story of Prince Tamino’s heroic quest. After being rescued by the Queen of the Night’s three ladies, Tamino is visited by the Queen herself, who asks him for help saving her daughter from Sarastro’s evil hands. With the gift of a magic flute and the help of a new friend, the bird catcher, Papageno, the prince will find that hero and villain aren’t always who they may seem.

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The Magic Flute
Feb
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Magic Flute

Last seen at Sarasota Opera in 2010, The Magic Flute tells the story of Prince Tamino’s heroic quest. After being rescued by the Queen of the Night’s three ladies, Tamino is visited by the Queen herself, who asks him for help saving her daughter from Sarastro’s evil hands. With the gift of a magic flute and the help of a new friend, the bird catcher, Papageno, the prince will find that hero and villain aren’t always who they may seem.

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The Magic Flute
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

The Magic Flute

Last seen at Sarasota Opera in 2010, The Magic Flute tells the story of Prince Tamino’s heroic quest. After being rescued by the Queen of the Night’s three ladies, Tamino is visited by the Queen herself, who asks him for help saving her daughter from Sarastro’s evil hands. With the gift of a magic flute and the help of a new friend, the bird catcher, Papageno, the prince will find that hero and villain aren’t always who they may seem.

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Winners and Beyond
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Winners and Beyond

The BRAVO Alliance of Performing Arts presents an interactive concert of vocal solos with mezzo-soprano Annie Chester, soprano Brenna Markey, and baritone Matthew Ciuffitelli.

Ms. Chester will sing selections from Ariadne auf Naxos, Adriana Lecouvreur, Werther, and the Sound of Music with BRAVO Music Director David Maiullo.

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Babes in Operaland
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

Babes in Operaland

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The Penn Square Music Festival presents "Babes In Operaland"- mezzo-soprano Annie Chester, soprano Sarah Hayashi, and soprano Rachel Duval perform solos, duets and trios from your favorite operas and musicals under the baton of Maestro Peter Drackley. 

Ms. Chester will perform excerpts from Carmen, Der Rosenkavalier, Lakmé, Candide, The Sound of Music, Company, and more.

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TIEFLAND
Mar
25
1:30 PM13:30

TIEFLAND

Marta is the unwilling mistress of a wealthy landowner, Sebastiano. To keep the poor girl near him while he takes a wealthy wife, Sebastiano marries Marta off to the shepherd, Pedro. Unaware of her past, Pedro falls in love with her. When Marta’s awful secret comes to light, Pedro does whatever it takes to free his beloved from her misery.

This passionate example of early 20th century verismo opera is seen regularly in Germany and Austria, but there has been only one other U.S. production in a century.

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MANON LESCAUT
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

MANON LESCAUT

Love at first sight strikes the Chevalier Des Grieux and the enchanting Manon Lescaut. They flee to Paris, but when Des Grieux’s money runs out, Manon leaves him for a wealthy man. Yet despite the jewels and parties, Manon’s love for Des Grieux is inextinguishable and will burn them in ways they do not foresee.

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TIEFLAND
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

TIEFLAND

Marta is the unwilling mistress of a wealthy landowner, Sebastiano. To keep the poor girl near him while he takes a wealthy wife, Sebastiano marries Marta off to the shepherd, Pedro. Unaware of her past, Pedro falls in love with her. When Marta’s awful secret comes to light, Pedro does whatever it takes to free his beloved from her misery.

This passionate example of early 20th century verismo opera is seen regularly in Germany and Austria, but there has been only one other U.S. production in a century.

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TIEFLAND
Mar
18
1:30 PM13:30

TIEFLAND

Marta is the unwilling mistress of a wealthy landowner, Sebastiano. To keep the poor girl near him while he takes a wealthy wife, Sebastiano marries Marta off to the shepherd, Pedro. Unaware of her past, Pedro falls in love with her. When Marta’s awful secret comes to light, Pedro does whatever it takes to free his beloved from her misery.

This passionate example of early 20th century verismo opera is seen regularly in Germany and Austria, but there has been only one other U.S. production in a century.

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MANON LESCAUT
Mar
17
7:30 PM19:30

MANON LESCAUT

Love at first sight strikes the Chevalier Des Grieux and the enchanting Manon Lescaut. They flee to Paris, but when Des Grieux’s money runs out, Manon leaves him for a wealthy man. Yet despite the jewels and parties, Manon’s love for Des Grieux is inextinguishable and will burn them in ways they do not foresee.

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TIEFLAND
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

TIEFLAND

Marta is the unwilling mistress of a wealthy landowner, Sebastiano. To keep the poor girl near him while he takes a wealthy wife, Sebastiano marries Marta off to the shepherd, Pedro. Unaware of her past, Pedro falls in love with her. When Marta’s awful secret comes to light, Pedro does whatever it takes to free his beloved from her misery.

This passionate example of early 20th century verismo opera is seen regularly in Germany and Austria, but there has been only one other U.S. production in a century.

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TIEFLAND
Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

TIEFLAND

Marta is the unwilling mistress of a wealthy landowner, Sebastiano. To keep the poor girl near him while he takes a wealthy wife, Sebastiano marries Marta off to the shepherd, Pedro. Unaware of her past, Pedro falls in love with her. When Marta’s awful secret comes to light, Pedro does whatever it takes to free his beloved from her misery.

This passionate example of early 20th century verismo opera is seen regularly in Germany and Austria, but there has been only one other U.S. production in a century.

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MANON LESCAUT
Mar
4
1:30 PM13:30

MANON LESCAUT

Love at first sight strikes the Chevalier Des Grieux and the enchanting Manon Lescaut. They flee to Paris, but when Des Grieux’s money runs out, Manon leaves him for a wealthy man. Yet despite the jewels and parties, Manon’s love for Des Grieux is inextinguishable and will burn them in ways they do not foresee.

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MANON LESCAUT
Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

MANON LESCAUT

Love at first sight strikes the Chevalier Des Grieux and the enchanting Manon Lescaut. They flee to Paris, but when Des Grieux’s money runs out, Manon leaves him for a wealthy man. Yet despite the jewels and parties, Manon’s love for Des Grieux is inextinguishable and will burn them in ways they do not foresee.

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MANON LESCAUT
Feb
24
7:30 PM19:30

MANON LESCAUT

Love at first sight strikes the Chevalier Des Grieux and the enchanting Manon Lescaut. They flee to Paris, but when Des Grieux’s money runs out, Manon leaves him for a wealthy man. Yet despite the jewels and parties, Manon’s love for Des Grieux is inextinguishable and will burn them in ways they do not foresee.

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MANON LESCAUT
Feb
20
7:30 PM19:30

MANON LESCAUT

Love at first sight strikes the Chevalier Des Grieux and the enchanting Manon Lescaut. They flee to Paris, but when Des Grieux’s money runs out, Manon leaves him for a wealthy man. Yet despite the jewels and parties, Manon’s love for Des Grieux is inextinguishable and will burn them in ways they do not foresee.

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MANON LESCAUT
Feb
18
1:30 PM13:30

MANON LESCAUT

Love at first sight strikes the Chevalier Des Grieux and the enchanting Manon Lescaut. They flee to Paris, but when Des Grieux’s money runs out, Manon leaves him for a wealthy man. Yet despite the jewels and parties, Manon’s love for Des Grieux is inextinguishable and will burn them in ways they do not foresee.

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MANON LESCAUT
Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

MANON LESCAUT

Love at first sight strikes the Chevalier Des Grieux and the enchanting Manon Lescaut. They flee to Paris, but when Des Grieux’s money runs out, Manon leaves him for a wealthy man. Yet despite the jewels and parties, Manon’s love for Des Grieux is inextinguishable and will burn them in ways they do not foresee.

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MANON LESCAUT
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

MANON LESCAUT

Love at first sight strikes the Chevalier Des Grieux and the enchanting Manon Lescaut. They flee to Paris, but when Des Grieux’s money runs out, Manon leaves him for a wealthy man. Yet despite the jewels and parties, Manon’s love for Des Grieux is inextinguishable and will burn them in ways they do not foresee.

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