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We’re back in person!

Opera del West has some great news for those of you unable to attend our show, “A Night of Divas and Doggies”. We hired a videographer to film the show and it is posted on our YouTube channel from April 14th to May 1st. This show, a tribute to all of our Covid pets, included the New England premiere of Pepito as well as 8 art songs about animals. We’ll be emailing next week with a link to this amazing one hour production, and we hope you will consider making a donation to help us keep creating both live and virtual performances.

Here is the program for you to read.
Hope you can check out this special show!

A Night of Divas and Doggies

Sunday, March 13th at 7 pm

The Center for Arts in Natick

Adults: $30, Seniors, Students $25

Join Opera del West for a comic one-act opera called Pepito.  This is a new work in English by up and coming composer Nicolas Lell Benavides and librettist Marella Martin Koch about a dog looking for his forever home. Camila and David, young married professionals, are searching for the perfect dog. As Camila and Pepito form an unshakeable bond, Angie the manager of the shelter, asks the couple if they are sure they are ready for this.

As we celebrate all of our Covid pets we will round out this one hour program with art songs about animals by composers Emmanuel Chabrier, Ernest Chausson, Dan Shore, Rachel Portman and Juliana Hall.

The cast members are Opera del West favorites: Aurora Martin from Cendrillon, Joel Edwards from Candide, Roselin Osser from Cenerentola, and James Liu from The Marriage of Figaro.

Stage Directed by Brenda Huggins and Music Directed by Eve Budnick.

Aurora Martin as Camila Joel Edwards as David Roselin Osser as Angie James Liu as Pepito

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Opera del West is proud to be supported by the Mass Cultural Council!


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