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Bernie and I were both very impressed - it was a delightful afternoon.                                                            - Dr. Susan Moran, Opera Worcester
 
Bravo on a fine recital today! Thank you for inviting me. I'm glad my girlfriend wanted to go!                                        - Ken Gagne, baritone




Longwood Opera at
New Year's Needham Celebration 2014

First Church of Christ, Scientist
870 Great Plain Avenue * Needham, MA
Jeffrey Brody, piano

Tuesday, December 31st  2013 * 7 - 8 PM

Ms. Amlaw will be singing Vissi d'arte from Puccini's Tosca to conclude the evening.

For complete program details visit www.Longwoodopera.org




BAYANIHAN - Helping One Another
A benefit concert for the Relief and Recovery Efforts
from Typhoon Haiyan

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
50 Park Place * Pawtucket, RI

Saturday, December 28th, 2013 * 4:00 PM




Studio Recital
Voice Students of Sondra Kelly

Recital Room N1, Longy School of Music
33 Garden Street * Cambridge, MA
Mark McNeill, piano

Sunday, November 10th, 2013 * 2:00 PM

Ms. Amlaw will be singing
Vissi d'arte from Puccini's Tosca
Pace, pace mio Dio from Verdi's La forza del Destino



11th Annual
Accelerated Cure Project
Benefit Concert

Park Avenue Congregational Church
50 Paul Revere Road * Arlington, MA

Sunday, October 27th 2013 * 3 - 5 PM

Ms. Amlaw will sing:
Io son l'umile ancella (Adrianna Lecouvreur, Cilea)
Suicidio! (La Gioconda, Ponchielli)

Tickets:
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
$10 students/elders




Longwood Opera
23rd Annual Summer Concert Series

Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue * Needham, MA
Jeffrey Brody, piano

Tuesdays, Summer 2013 * 7:30 PM

July 9th:         An Evening of Opera
Io son l'umile ancella (Adriana Lecouvreur, Cilea)

July 23rd:         An Evening of Opera Scenes
Turiddu mi tolse l'onore (Cavalleria Rusticana, Mascagni)
w/ baritone Tom Weber as Alfio
Belle nuit (Les contes d'Hoffmann, Offenbach)
w/ mezzo Giliana Norkunas as Nicklausse 

July 30th         Veni, Vidi, Verdi - A special evening to celebrate Verdi's 200th birthday.
Ritorna vincitor! (Aida, Verdi)
Tu che le vanità (Don Carlo, Verdi)

August 13th:    More Operatic Scenes
Mario! Mario! Mario! - Act I Love Duet
(Tosca, Puccini) w/ tenor Ethan Bremner as Cavaradossi

August 27th:    Final Gala Night of Opera
Pleurez! Pleurez mes yeux! (Le Cid, Massenet)   

Single admission at the door: Adults $8; Senior/Students/Children $6
Summer Season Pass: Adults $50; Senior/Students/Children $35



Sopranopalooza!
A Gala Opera Benefit
Greater Worcester Opera

Briarwood Community Center
65 Briarwood Circle * Worcester, MA
Olga Rogach, piano

Saturday, February 2, 2013 * 7:00 PM

Ms. Amlaw will be singing Tu che le vanità from Verdi's Don Carlo.

What better way to spend a cold winter evening than in the company of friends and surrounded by music?  Ms. Amlaw will join the many talented ladies of Greater Worcester Opera as the featured musical guests of this event, which will also include raffles, a silent auction, and more.  Don't miss it!




Longwood Opera at
New Year's Needham Celebration 2013

Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue * Needham, MA
Jeffrey Brody, piano

Monday, December 31st  2012 * 7 - 8 PM

Karen Amlaw, soprano
Giliana Norkunas, mezzo soprano
Gary Thies, baritone

performing selections from opera and operetta for your enjoyment.
For the complete program CLICK HERE.
For press release CLICK HERE.
                                      



Respighi's Laud to the Nativity

First Baptist Church
111 Park Avenue * Worcester, MA

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 * 10:00 AM

Soloists:
Karen Amlaw, soprano / Yumi Wada, soprano / Scott Perkins, tenor

Chancel Choir & Orchestra




Songs for Stephanie
Seven year old Stephanie Lopez-Prata was recenty diagnosed with leukemia.  Join area musicians as they share their talents - All proceeds will go toward supporting Stephanie and her family with the many expenses associated with her treatment.

Worcester SDA Church
2 Airport Drive * Worcester, MA
Charles Nwachuku, piano

Saturday, December 15th, 2012 * 4:30 PM

Ms. Amlaw will be singing
Ebben? Ne andrò lontana (La Wally, Catalani)
Sleep, Little Baby, a gentle Christmas lullaby (Joseph Martin)

Meet Stephanie in this promo video about another benefit concert for her later this month.

Missed this event, but want to help? 
Donation checks can be sent to:
Worcester SDA School, 2 Airport Drive, Worcester, MA 01602
(Please write Stephanie Lopez on the memo line).



10th Annual
Accelerated Cure Project Benefit Concert

Park Avenue Congregational Church
50 Paul Revere Road * Arlington, MA

Sunday, October 28th 2012 * 3 - 5 PM

Tickets:
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
$10 students/elders

Ms. Amlaw will sing:
L'altra notte in fondo al mare (Mefistofele, Boito)
Ritorna vincitor! (Aida, Verdi)

Featured artist:
Internationally acclaimed soprano Barbara Quintiliani
(Ms. Quintiliani appears courtesy of Personaggi)

Didn't come, but still want to help?



Longwood Opera
22nd Annual Summer Concert Series

Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue * Needham, MA
Jeffrey Brody, piano

Tuesdays, Summer 2012 * 7:30 PM

July 10th:         Suicidio! (La Gioconda, Ponchielli)

July 24th:         Fu la sorte dell'armi (Aida, Verdi) w/ mezzo Angela Jajko as Amneris
   Quanto? . . . Vissi d'arte (Tosca, Puccini) w/ baritone Thomas Dawkins as Scarpia
   Sull'aria (Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart)
w/ soprano Sara Michale Smith as Susanna

July 31st:         La mamma morta (Andrea Chénier, Giordano)
             Ernani, Ernani involami (Ernani, VerdI)

August 14th:    Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio (Madama Butterfly, Puccini)
w/ mezzo Christine Fields as Suzuki
   Prenderò quel brunettino (Così fan tutte, Mozart)
w/ mezzo Bethany Tammaro Condon as Dorabella

August 28th:    Morrò, ma prima in grazia (Un ballo in maschera, Verdi)

Single admission at the door: Adults $8; Senior/Students/Children $6
Summer Season Pass: Adults $50; Senior/Students/Children $35



Greater Worcester Opera
9th Annual Summer Concert Series
Opera Gala

Briarwood Community Center
65 Briarwood Circle * Worcester, MA
Olga Rogach, piano

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 * 7:30 PM

I'm full of happiness (Albert Herring, Britten)
O patria mia (Aida, Verdi)
Sull'aria (Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart) w/ Elaine Crane as Susanna



Cambridge Summer Opera
Masterclass with Soprano Amy Johnson

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
838 Massachusetts Avenue * Cambridge, MA

Saturday, June 30th, 2012 * NOON - 3:00 PM

La mamma morta (Andrea Chénier, Giordano)



Sopranopalooza!
A Gala Opera Benefit
Greater Worcester Opera  (formerly Worcester Opera Works)

Briarwood Community Center
65 Briarwood Circle * Worcester, MA
Cindy Bizzarro, piano

Saturday, March 17th, 2012 * 7:00 PM

The Flower Duet from Madama Butterfly (Puccini) w / Lisa Woods
Sing for Your Supper (Rodgers & Hart) w/ Elaine Crane & Tara Alcorn

What better way to spend a cold winter evening than in the company of friends and surrounded by music?  Ms. Amlaw will join the many talented ladies of Greater Worcester Opera as the featured musical guests of this event, which will also include raffles, a silent auction, and more.  Don't miss it - last year's event  had a standing room only turnout!!



Music to Cure MS:
9th Annual Accelerated Cure Project Benefit Concert

Park Avenue Congregational Church
50 Paul Revere Road * Arlington, MA

Sunday, October 30th 2011 * 3 - 5 PM

Ernani, involami (Ernani, Verdi)
Sull'aria (Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart)

Tickets:
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
$10 students/elders



Greater Worcester Opera
8th Annual Summer Concert Series
Opera Gala

Briarwood Community Center
65 Briarwood Circle * Worcester, MA
Olga Rogach, piano

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 * 7:30 PM

Pleurez! Pleurez mes yeux!  (Le cid, Massenet)
Ernani, involami (Ernani, Verdi)
A surprise duet with Tom Weber



Voice Recital
Students of Sondra Kelly

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall * Longy School of Music
1 Follen Street * Cambridge, MA
Mark McNeill, piano

Saturday, May 28th, 2011 * 7:00 PM

Pleurez!  Pleurez mes yeux! (Le Cid, Massenet)



Bach Cantata No. 131 Aus der Tiefe
Jagan-Nath and Friends

Yoga at the Ashram
368 Village Street * Millis, MA
Saturday, March 26th, 2011 * 7:30 PM

United Congregational Church
6 Institute Road * Worcester, MA
Sunday, March 27th, 2011 * 10:30 AM
(as the centerpiece of Sunday morning worship)

Soloists:
Karen Amlaw, soprano / Denise Rachel, alto /
Ray Bauwens, tenor / Joseph Horton, baritone

The Millis concert will be video-taped and aired by Medway Cable Access
Time/Date: TBA



Operatic Chestnuts
Beth-El Temple Center's Annual Concert for a Cause

Beth-El Temple Center
2 Concord Avenue  * Belmont, MA
David  Goldhirsch, piano

Sunday, March 6th, 2011 * 3:00 PM

Vissi d'arte (Tosca, Puccini)
Sull'aria (Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart) w/ Marion Leeds Carroll
Duetto buffo di due gatti (Rossini) w/ Kaila Frymire

This concert will benefit Arava Institute (www.arava.org), an environmental studies program in the Middle East with the goal of preparing future Arab and Jewish leaders to cooperatively solve the region's environmental challenges and arrive at a sustainable future for the region.



Sopranopalooza!
A Gala Opera Benefit
Greater Worcester Opera  (formerly Worcester Opera Works)

Briarwood Community Center
65 Briarwood Circle * Worcester, MA
Olga Rogach, piano

Saturday, February 26th, 2011 * 7:00 PM

Pace, pace mio dio (La forza del Destino, Verdi)
Duetto buffo di due gatti (Rossini) w/ Elisabeth Gondek

What better way to spend a cold winter evening than in the company of friends and surrounded by music?  Ms. Amlaw will join the many talented ladies of Worcester Opera Works as the featured musical guests of this event, which will also include raffles, a silent auction, and more.  -- Write in on your brand new calendar, because you won't want to miss it!



Pious and Profane: PROFANE
Calliope, Inc.
Old West Church, 131 Cambridge Street *  Boston, MA

Saturday, February 5th, 2011 * 7:30 PM

Nun - cover (The Death of the Bishop of Brindisi, Menotti)
                                            
Individual Tickets:
$30 premium seating, $25 general admission, $15 students/seniors
Discounted rates also available for groups of 10 or more. 
CLICK HERE to puchase online



Worcester Youth Orchestra
Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street *  Worcester, MA

Friday, December 31st, 2010 * 3 PM
(a First Night Worcester performance)

Ms. Amlaw joins the Worcester Youth Orchestra as guest soprano soloist in their annual kick off to the new year. 

For more information on First Night Worcester CLICK HERE.

See First Night Heats Up (Worcester Telegram , Saturday, January 1, 2011)




Messiah Sing
Worcester Youth Orchestra
First Baptist Church,  111 Park Avenue * Worcester, MA

Sunday, December 19th, 2010 * 4:00 PM

Soloists:
Karen Amlaw, soprano / Cassandra Santiago, mezzo soprano /
Alex Desilets, tenor / Scott Taylor, bass

Free will donation: $25 family, $15 individual
Help spread the word. 
CLICK HERE to download posters for this performance.




Christmas Brown Bag Concert
Worcester Organ Concert
Popular and Sacred Holiday Music
Mechanics Hall * Worcester, MA

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 * NOON



Choral Evensong
A traditional Service of Lessons and Carols
First Baptist Church, 111 Park Avenue * Worcester, MA

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 * 4:00 PM



Christmas Concert with Carol Sing
The Congregational Church of West Medford
400 High Street * Medford, MA

Sunday, December 5th, 2010 * 4:00 PM

Soprano Soloist



Music to Cure MS:
8th Annual Accelerated Cure Project
Benefit Concert

Park Avenue Congregational Church
50 Paul Revere Road * Arlington, MA

Sunday, October 24th 2010 * 3 - 5 PM



Tickets:
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
$10 students/elders



A Program of Opera Favorites
Crittenden Opera Studio
United Parish Church * Brookline, MA
210 Harvard St. (near Cooledge Corner) 

Friday, August 13th, 2009 * 7 PM
Saturday, August 14th, 2009 * 1:30 PM & 7 PM

Desdemona (Otello, Verdi)
Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly, Puccini)
Amelia (Un ballo in maschera, Verdi)

Free and open to the public.



Worcester Opera Works'
7th Annual Summer Concert Series

Opera Gala

Briarwood Community Center
65 Briarwood Circle * Worcester, MA
Olga Rogach, piano

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 * 7:30 PM

Ritorna vincitor! (Aida, Verdi)
Il est doux, il est bon (Hérodiade, Massenet)
Act I Love Duet (Tosca, Puccini) w / Richard Monroe



Movie and Media Works
A benefit concert for the Forbes House Museum
Calliope, Inc.
Old West Church, 131 Cambridge Street *  Boston, MA

Saturday, February 6th, 2010 * 7:30 PM

Soprano soloist
O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicci, Puccini)

Individual Tickets:
$40 premium seating, $35 general admission, $25 students/seniors
Discounted rates also available for groups of 10 or more. 
CLICK HERE to puchase online.

For the official press release for this performance:
PDF version / MS WORD

To download posters for this performance CLICK HERE.




Die Fledermaus preview
Worcester Opera Works
United Congregational Church,
6 Institute Rd. *  Worcester, MA

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 * 7:00 PM
(a First Night Worcester performance)

Ms. Amlaw joins Worcester Opera Works in a preview performce of excerpts from Die Fledermaus (their June mainstage production).  First Night (also known as New Year’s Eve) is a fun celebration during which many performing groups share their talents with the people of their community—it’s really a lot of fun!  WOW’s offering will include a narration of the plot of the opera, with musical excerpts performed by cast and chorus.

For more information on First Night Worcester CLICK HERE.




Highlighting Instrument and Vocal Families
Calliope, Inc.
Old West Church, 131 Cambridge Street *  Boston, MA

Saturday, September 12th, 2009 * 7:30 PM

Soprano soloist
The Heavens are Telling trio (The Creation, Haydn)
Green Eyes (Jimmy Dorsey)

Individual Tickets:
$30 premium seating, $25 general admission, $15 students/seniors
Discounted rates also available for groups of 10 or more. 
CLICK HERE to puchase online.

For the official press release for this performance:
PDF version / MS WORD

To download posters for this performance CLICK HERE.



A Program of Opera Favorites
Crittenden Opera Studio
United Parish Church * Brookline, MA
210 Harvard St. (near Cooledge Corner) 

Friday, August 14th, 2009 * 7 PM
Saturday, August 15th, 2009 * 1:30 PM & 7 PM

Nedda (Pagliacci, Leoncavallo)
Madame Pompous (Too Many Sopranos, Penhorwood)
Mariane (Tartuffe, Mechem)

Free and open to the public.



Vocal Recital:
Mozart to Puccini & More
Briarwood Community Center
65 Briarwood Circle * Worcester, MA
Olga Rogach, piano

Sunday, June 21st, 2009 * 2 PM

Works to include arias from Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Simon Boccanegra, Die tote Stadt, La Wally, Manon Lescaut, Suor Angelica, Tosca, Turandot, and more.

And don't forget to bring Dad along - it is Fathers' Day after all!

Free and Open to the Public (Donations accepted at the door).



Fundraiser for
Burncoat High School Select Chours
Alumni Club of Worcester
55 Pearl Street * Worcester, MA

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 * 3 PM

Featured Artist

Also on the program:
Quadrivium, Burncoat High School's Select Chorus

Program: Mozart, Puccini, Catalani, Verdi & More

Adults: $25.00
ACW Members: $20.00
Students: $20.00
Children 12 and under: $10.00

For Reservations and Tickets, please call
Kimberly Stone at 508-791-0007





















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Pace, pace mio Dio
from Verdi's La forza del Destino
Karen Amlaw, soprano
Mark McNeill, piano


Pleurez!  Pleurez mes yeux!
from Massenet's Le Cid
Karen Amlaw, soprano
Mark McNeill piano


Vissi d'arte
from Puccini's Tosca
Karen Amlaw, soprano
Mark McNeill, piano


Ritorna vincitor!
from Verdi's Aida
Karen Amlaw, soprano
Mark McNeill piano


I'm full of happiness
from Britten's Albert Herring
Karen Amlaw, soprano
Mark McNeill piano









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Program planned to include:

Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder
Beach's Three Browning Songs, Op. 44
Arias from Puccini’s Tosca, Verdi’s Ernani, Cilèa’s Adriana Lecouvreur, and Ponchielli’s La Gioconda