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Teatro Lirico D’Europa returns to Vilar Performing Arts Center

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Teatro Lirico D’Europa presents “Great Voices: From Broadway to Opera” tonight at 7:30 p.m. and Puccini’s “La Bohème” on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Vilar Center for Performing Arts in Beaver Creek. Visit www.vilarpac.org to learn more.
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What: Teatro Lirico D’Europa presents “Great Voices: From Broadway to Opera” and Puccini’s “La Boheme.”

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek.

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Cost: Tickets to “Great Voices” start at $78. Tickets to La Boheme start at $75 for adults with a $10 student ticket (18 and younger).

More information: Visit www.vilarpac.org.

BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center invites opera and Broadway lovers alike to enjoy two performances by Teatro Lirico D’Europa — “Great Voices: From Broadway to Opera” on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and Giacomo Puccini’s “La Boheme” on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Teatro Lirico D’Europa has established itself as a sought-after international touring opera company after 15 seasons of delivering traditional, full-scale productions, including 10-plus years of presenting productions in Beaver Creek. The company features a 45-member troupe of professional musicians as well as chorus and opera soloists who perform at the top national theaters in their native countries across Europe. They bring their talents to the U.S. for one tour annually.

Tickets to “Great Voices” start at $78. Tickets to La Boheme start at $75 for adults with a $10 student ticket for those 18 and younger. Both shows are on sale now at the Vilar Box Office, by calling 970-845-8497 or by visiting http://www.vilarpac.org. The Vilar is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village (68 Avondale Lane).

‘A TREAT FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES GREAT MUSIC’

Speaking to the variety of programs over the two evenings, Vilar Executive Director Kris Sabel said, “It is a real treat for us to bring a full-scale opera to our intimate venue each year. The VPAC is the perfect size venue to experience opera up close and personal. ‘La Boheme’ is one of the most popular and accessible operas ever written with its beautiful melodies and passionate love songs. If you are new to opera or have always wanted to find out more, I don’t know that there is a better first opera experience. The ‘Great Voices’ program is a crossover concert. We’ve worked with Teatro Lirico to develop an evening of music that capitalizes on the great singers who are here to perform in ‘La Boheme’ and allow them to sing some of the most famous and recognizable music from the opera world as well as from the Broadway songbook. This show is a treat for anyone who loves great music.”

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

“Great Voices: From Broadway to Opera” is a concert with a full on-stage orchestra joined by chorus and international operatic soloists from Europe and the U.S. singing highlights from Broadway, Italian canzones, Italian and Spanish pop songs of the 1960s and opera with narration by the master of ceremonies. The show is designed to appeal to a broad audience similar to a concert by The Three Tenors or Andrea Bocelli.

This is a special concert event featuring Teatro Lirico’s soloists and musicians, singing songs that the great voices of the opera and Broadway stages have made famous over the years. Audiences will find a little something for everyone when these talented performers hit the stage with this all-new concert created just for the Vilar stage.

Already one of the most popular operas in the world, Puccini’s “La Boheme” has enjoyed an even greater resurgence due to the critical and commercial success of Broadway’s “Rent,” Jonathan Larson’s hit musical is based on the same story found at the heart of this powerful opera.

The Vilar’s student price tickets allow young people in the valley to come experience the production in its original operatic form. Set in the 1830s, “La Boheme” opens with four bohemian artists struggling to find enough money to cover the rent for their tiny one-floor attic apartment in Paris. What follows is a heart-wrenching tale of love, loneliness and longing told through lyrical melodies, soaring arias and romantic themes. Teatro Lirico D’Europa presents this classic opera in full regalia with a full orchestra and English surtitles.