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16th Annual Spaghetti Opera!
at Inn on the Lake
770 S. Main St., Canandaigua

Friday, October 9th
6:30 p.m. Doors open
7:00 p.m. Dinner

Reservations are required due to limited seating. Tickets, at $40 per person, are available at
Finger Lakes Gallery & Frame,
175 S. Main St.,
or at (585) 394-5986

This year's event will feature a half-dozen singers performing a variety of well-known opera selections and even a few Broadway pieces. The performers will be familiar to those who have attended past Spaghetti Operas, Broadway by the Lake events or Finger Lakes Chorale and Finger Lakes Camerata concerts.

Soprano Nadine Earl Carey, who teaches voice at the City College of New York, is driving north just for this event, a fundraiser for a new scholarship the arts council will award for the first time in 2016. “I currently live in New York City, but lived in Rochester from 1993 to 2008. I performed in Spaghetti Opera before moving and enjoy coming back to be part of this important fundraiser,” said Carey. She will sing “Lover, Come Back to Me” from “New Moon,” by Sigmund Romberg, who she added, “is one of the greatest melodists of all times, and this song is one of his greatest melodies.”

Baritone Mark Darling of Farmington will perform "Largo al factotum," an aria from “The Barber of Seville” known colloquially as the “Figaro song.” He will also sing the popular "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General" from Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera “The Pirates of Penzance.

Soprano Laura Mayes Schweibacher will also perform a selection from “The Barber of Seville” as well as "Non mi dir" from Mozart's opera “Don Giovanni. Schweibacher is the Wesley choir director at the First United Methodist Church in Canandaigua. In more than 25 years of stage work, Laura’s favorite roles have included: Fastrada in “Pippin,” Mabel in “The Pirates of Penzance,” Gilda in “Rigoletto,” and Monica in “The Medium.”

Soprano Sandra Boysen Sluberski, who has taught voice at Hochstein School of Music & Dance, Monroe Community College and Nazareth College, will sing “Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio” from Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.” Sluberski began her professional stage career in musical theater, appearing as Anna in “The King and I,” and the Mother Abbess in “The Sound of Music,” among other roles. She has appeared as guest artist with Rochester area organizations, including the Rochester Oratorio Society and the Genesee Valley Orchestra & Chorus. She also appears annually as soloist on the "Live From Hochstein" concerts on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM.

Among the songs mezzo soprano Amy Ogden has chosen is "All That Gold" from Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors." “This dramatic piece has always moved me, as does the entire opera. I dedicate my performance to my late voice teachers, Isabelle Chorlian and Nancy Williams,” explained Ogden, a retired teacher who lives in Canandaigua.

Bass vocalist Dennis Maxfield, an adjunct instructor of music at Finger Lakes Community College known for directing the Chorale and Camerata, will also be among Spaghetti Opera singers.

Ines Draskovic, associate professor of music at FLCC, will serve as accompanist.

• Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery - 71 South Main St., Canandaigua, NY (585) 394-0030
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• Finger Lakes Gallery & Frame - 175 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY (585) 396-7210
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• Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery - 71 South Main St., Canandaigua, NY (585) 394-0030
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Ontario County Arts Council members were amoung the crew who helped to assemble this amazing art installation at Phelps Art Center, recreating Fragonard's "The Swing" using balloons! See if you can pick them out during the Time Lapse video:

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Spaghetti Opera
October 2014

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March 2012

Small Works Big Ideas
January 2012

Student Art Show
April 2012

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