28th - Opera Classic Tosca
Puccini's Tosca -- a meaty stew for opera lovers with its political
intrigue, love, lust, and deceit -- will be presented by the
Vineyard Touring Opera Company on Saturday, April 28 at the
Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club. Performances are set for
1:00 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The three-act Italian opera, set
in 1800 as Rome is threatened by Napoleon's invasion, was composed
by Giacomo Puccini and based on a popular dramatic play that
toured Europe in the late 1800s. The opera was first performed
in Rome in 1900 and includes some of Puccini's best-known lyrical
arias. Tosca's dramatic force continues to fascinate, inspiring
memorable performances from many of opera's leading singers
and making the work one of most frequently performed operas.
"Tosca has great music, beautiful
voices and passionate, operatic storytelling," says Alan
Medak, director of the opera. All performances feature a full
orchestra and will have Super Titles -- English translations
of the Italian lyrics -- projected overhead to help the audience
follow the story.
Tickets, priced as low as $5, are
available online at www.vtopera.org. Prices are General Admission
- $10; Students, Children and Seniors - $5, Reserved Seating
- $20, and VIP Seating - $50 (includes champagne reception and
a $25 tax-deductible contribution). Tickets and information
are available on the web site or by calling (855) 575-0005 toll
Vineyard Touring Opera performers are
a mix of professional singers and dedicated amateurs, and the opera's
orchestra is similarly composed of experienced musicians, both professionals
and serious amateurs.
Southern California's Vineyard Touring Opera Co. is a non-profit,
charitable 501(c)3 corporation established to promote the art of the
opera and provide opportunities for talented singers, from professionals
expanding their repertoire by trying out new roles, to serious amateurs
seeking performance opportunities, to young and aspiring talent. It
is dedicated to engaging new audiences in live opera through fully
staged performances, lectures and demonstrations. See www.vtopera.org
For more information and tickets go to: http://www.smbwc.org/forfreedom/
March 17, 2012
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Da Camera
Bruce Molsky, fiddle/banjo & Ale Möller, mandola
You’ll be lifted out of your seat when “The Rembrandt
of Appalachian Fiddle” and “the Quincy Jones of Swedish
folk” blow open the barn doors with an afternoon of old-time
music making. Swedish musician Ale Möller joins for...ces with
American Appalachian musician Bruce Molsky to explore the dense web
of musical connections, past and present, between Nordic and American
For tickets and further information please visit:
March 30, 2012
7:30 - 9:30 pm
"For Freedom" is a fundraiser that will benefit three organizations
that fight human trafficking. There will be live music, food, keynote
speakers ad a silent auction. Please click
for more information.
A Writing/Storytelling Workshop To Discover The Extraordinary Story
Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:45-9:00
Facilitated by Terrie
Writing Coach, Creative Rites Workshops, Artist-in-Residence, Beyond
Baroque Literary Arts Center
• Receive guidance to access your authentic voice
• Uncover the creative gold of your unique life stories
• Release the inner-critic and trust your creative instincts
• Be empowered by telling your story (Truly be seen and understood)
To Reg: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suggested Donation $20 (tax deductible)
No one turned away for lack of funds. Pay at the door.
Bay Woman's Club
1210 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Parking: Structure #1 at 1234 4th St, additional Parking at Structure
#9 at 1136 4th S.
KATZ YEHIA and TOM WUDL
Event for the Exhibition:
Katz Yehia: Recent Work
Saturday, September 10, at 6:00 PM.
Yehia celebrates the opening of her exhibition on Saturday,
September 10, with renowned painter Tom Wudl. They will discuss
issues of creativity, process and content, in the context of
Ms. Yehia's recent work and Mr. Wudl's distinguished career.
The exhibition, which continues through Monday, September 12,
engages with themes of growth and transformation. It is open
to the public from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM from Saturday, September
10 through Monday, September 13. Admission is free. Presented
by Women in the Arts.
Yehia, Purgatory, 2011, mixed media on board.
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