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  • OTSL Season Achieves Widespread Acclaim and Unprecedented Level of New Audiences

    St. Louis, MO — Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) closes its 2011 Wells Fargo Advisors Festival Season with exceptional national and international acclaim, as well as an unprecedented level of new audiences discovering the company’s work – continuing to enhance the profile of the company and the classical music community in St. Louis among local and global audiences.

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  • Opera Theatre Young Friends Program Sees Marked Growth During 2011 Season

    young-friends-for-webSt. Louis, MO – With two of three Young Friends Nights complete in the Wells Fargo Advisors 2011 Festival Season, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) can already report a 16% growth in attendance and a 27% growth in revenue for its Young Friends program during the 2011 season. These numbers will climb further after the final Young Friends night of the season, which is scheduled for June 23 in conjunction with John Adams’s contemporary masterpiece The Death of Klinghoffer

     

    Led by a Steering Committee that is chaired by Mary Ann Srenco, Opera Theatre’s 2011 Young Friends events are sponsored by Macy’s.

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  • ARTISTS FROM OPERA THEATRE’S 2011 SEASON LIFT THEIR VOICES TO BENEFIT SITEMAN CANCER CENTER

    St. Louis, MO – Artists from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s (OTSL) 2011 season have joined with the Siteman Cancer Center to present Sing for Siteman, a benefit concert for advanced cancer research and patient care, on Monday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Whitaker Hall on the Danforth Campus of Washington University. 

     The performers, inspired by personal experiences with cancer, are donating their time and talents to raise funds for treatment, prevention, and research.  The evening will be hosted by two-time Grammy Award winning soprano and cancer survivor Sylvia McNair. 

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  • Wells Fargo Advisors Sponsoring Opera Theatre of Saint Louis's 2011 Season, Opening May 21st

    St. Louis, MO – Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has announced that Wells Fargo Advisors will sponsor the 2011 season with a leadership gift of $150,000.  The 2011 sponsorship is the second year that Wells Fargo Advisors has provided leadership support, extending the company’s role as presenting sponsor of OTSL’s spring festival season and spring gala

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  • Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Announces Casting Change for 2011 Production of Don Giovanni

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    St. Louis, MO  — Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) has announced that baritone Daniel Okulitch will not perform as scheduled in the title role of the 2011 production of Don Giovanni.  Mr. Okulitch was injured in a car accident on April 5th and is recovering from fractured vertebrae.  Former Gerdine Young Artist and 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions winner Elliot Madore (pictured) will instead sing the role of Don Giovanni at all performances. 

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  • Opera Theatre to Lead Community-Wide Civic Dialogue for Landmark Production of The Death of Klinghoffer

    gerald-early St. Louis, MO — In collaboration with the Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations of the Jewish Community Relations Council, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) announces, “A Work that Firest the Heart:” Exploring Darkness and Light in The Death of Klinghoffer, a panel discussion including interfaith leaders and featuring remarks by Dr. Gerald Early, Director of The Center for Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis.  The event will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at the Ethical Society of St. Louis (9001 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63117).

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  • OTSL Announces 2011 Season

    house-overhead-for-2011-season-announcementSt. Louis, MO — Full of passion, romance, and revelation, Opera Theatre’s 2011 spring season opens Saturday, May 21 and continues for 28 performances through Sunday, June 26.  Much-anticipated debut artists join Opera Theatre favorites for all new productions of Mozart’s revolutionary Don Giovanni, Donizetti’s lively comedy The Daughter of the Regiment, the company’s first-ever production of Debussy’s haunting romance Pelléas and Mélisande, and the first U.S. staged production of John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer since the opera’s original 1991 production.

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  • Corinne Winters to sing Mélisande in 2011 production of Pelléas and Mélisande

    corinne-web-shotOpera Theatre of Saint Louis announces that soprano Corinne Winters will return as Mélisande in the company’s new production of Pelléas and Mélisande which runs from June 5 through June 24, 2011.  Earlier this week, the company announced that soprano Kelly Kaduce will not perform as scheduled in the title role because she and her husband, baritone Lee Gregory, are expecting their first child in early July.  

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  • Opera Theatre Announces Casting Change for 2011 Production of Pelléas and Mélisande

    Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has announced that soprano Kelly Kaduce will not perform as scheduled in the title role of the June 2011 production of Pelléas and Mélisande because she and her husband, baritone Lee Gregory, are expecting their first child in early July.  Pelléas and Mélisande runs for six performances from June 5 to June 24. 

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  • New Director of Marketing and Public Relations

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    Following an extensive national search, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has announced the appointment of Joe Gfaller as the company’s first Director of Marketing and Public Relations.  The new management team position will begin in time for the launch of single ticket sales on Saturday, February 26th.

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