As The Bronx Opera Company enters its 49th year of consecutive performances, they will be holding 4 performances this month of ‘Regina’—two at Lehman College and two at Hunter College in Manhattan and by bringing the above flyer and showing it at the box office you get a $10 discount off tickets!
According to The Bronx Opera Company, “Marc Blitzstein’s American classic, REGINA…set in 1900 Alabama…takes Lillian Hellman’s classic play THE LITTLE FOXES and adds an eclectic mix of American musical styles that led Leonard Bernstein to write that in REGINA, Blitzstein “(Coats) the wormwood with sugar, and (scents) with magnolia blossoms the cursed house in which these evils transpire.” Weaving financial misdealings, family secrets and race relations together, REGINA is a work which was known and loved by Bernstein, Copland, and Frank Loesser, who wrote that “Blitzstein gives a special magic Read more illumination to the whole thing, making the already enormous emotion of the story even more wonderfully memorable than before.” In REGINA, Blitzstein’s stated goal was to write something as real to Americans as Italian opera is to Italians.”
The company bills itself as the oldest, modest sized opera company in the New York Metropolitan area.
Many people who don’t go to an opera generally don’t go not because they’re isn’t interest but because of the language barrier as most operas are not in English but The Bronx Opera Company changes that by making all its performances in English to introduce the art form to a broader audience.
Regina will be performed at The Lovinger Theater at Lehman College on January 16th at 7:30PM and 17th at 2:00PM and over at Hunter College on January 23rd at 7:30PM and 24th at 2PM.
Grab your tickets for the Bronx performances at Lehman College here or for the Hunter College performances just visit their site here for the 23rd at 7:30PM and the 24th at 2:00PM.
Enjoy the show!