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Sin City Opera re-branding as Vegas City Opera

Posted: 11:25 AM, Jul 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-25 14:30:17-04
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — After 10 years in the game, Sin City Opera has decided to re-brand themselves, starting with changing their name to Vegas City Opera.

The company has announced that in order to stay in line with their mission statement, they’re using their 10th anniversary as an opportunity to clarify their values and uplift local singers and artists, the first installment of which includes having four new productions.

A Celebration of Women is the name of this production season. The productions will focus on the lives and achievements of our local female artists. This is the first time they have hosted a Women’s series of concerts.

Here’s a list of the upcoming productions:

10th Anniversary Celebration Concert
Summerlin Library & Performing Arts Center, Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Free
This 90-minute concert will feature selections, photos, and videos of past performances that have made Vegas City Opera the premier contemporary opera company of Las Vegas. First glimpse of the stars of the coming season will debut as well.
Summerlin Performing Arts Center: 1771 Inner Circle Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89134

Viva Las Pop-era
Charleston Heights Arts Center, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $15
This 90-minute concert is a celebration of treasured standards, cross-over hits, and legit musical theatre pieces, featuring hits from Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Queen, Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, The Phantom of the Opera, and more. All of your favorite popular classics in one exciting concert with the best voices in Las Vegas.
Charleston Heights Arts Center: 800 S. Brush Street
Tickets: www.VegasCityOpera.org
Phone: 702-229-6383 for tickets.

The Face on the Barroom Floor, by Henry Mollicone
Artisan Hotel, Sept. 27, 28 at 8 p.m., 29, 4 & 8 p.m.
Amargosa Opera House, Oct. 19
Tickets $10 - $30
The Face on the Barroom Floor, by Henry Mollicone, is an opera commissioned by Central City Opera in 1978 based on the famous Herndon Davis 1936 painting on the floor of the Teller House Bar in Central City, Colorado. An immersive presentation of the opera which highlights a jazz and country music influenced opera score, is based on a true story, telling two tales separated in time, but parallel in characters and theme. Events in the past repeat themselves in the present, continuing the legend of the face on the barroom floor.
Artisan Hotel: 1501 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Tickets: www.VegasCityOpera.org
Amargosa Opera House and Hotel: 608 Death Valley Jct, Death Valley, CA 92328
Tickets: (760) 852-4441

Voices of Women Concert Series
"Coretta Scott King"
Summerlin Library & Performing Arts Center, Feb. 23, 2020 at 3 p.m.
"Sojourner Truth"
Windmill Library, March 15, 3 p.m.
Tickets: Free
Get swept away by the courageous and moving stores of these tow ladies as well as the freedom songs, spirituals, and art songs inspired by the incredible journeys of abolitionists and freedom riders.
Summerlin Library & Performing Arts Center: 1771 Inner Circle Drive

A Night at the Opera with Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas
Windmill Library, Feb. 22, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $20 - $30
Interactive Kid Friendly Version
Windmill Library, Feb. 23, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Free
Get swept away by the courageous and moving stores of these tow ladies as well as the freedom songs, spirituals, and art songs inspired by the incredible journeys of abolitionists and freedom riders.
Windmill Library: 7060 W. Windmill Lane

The Daughter of the Regiment, by Gaetano Donizetti
Troesh Studio Theater at The Smith Center, March 20 & 21, 2020 – times?
Tickets: $40
VIP Tickets: $55
Vegas City Opera blazes into The Smith Center with a bright and cheeky production of this Donizetti favorite. In celebration of internationally revered, local operatic treasure, Luana Devol, who serves on the company's Advisory Board, the role of the Marquise of Berkenfieldwill be highlighted to showcase this major local talent. The story is of Marie, the adopted daughter of the 21st Regiment of the French army, who has fallen in love with a young man who has saved her life. This young man just so happens to be from an enemy nation. Fortunately, the regiment backs down when they hear of how the young man saved their lovely Marie. The two fall in love and plan to wed, but a wrench is thrown into their plans when news about Marie’s birth family arises and she must leave the regiment. Marie, Tonio, and all the soldiers of the regiment are distraught, and none seem able to deal with the change. Tonio resolves to rescue Marie with the aid of the other soldiers, but will he be successful? With its lovely melodies, vocal fireworks, and hilarious English & French repartee, the quick wit of The Daughter of the Regiment is the perfect piece to brighten your day and take you away to gay Paris!
Troesh Studio Theater, The Smith Center: 361 Symphony Park Ave.
Tickets: www.VegasCityOpera.org or www.thesmithcenter.com/shows-tickets

The Cunning Little Vixen, by Leoš Janáček
Charleston Heights Arts Center, May 15 – 17, 2020 at 7:00pm
Tickets: $25 - $40
A family-friendly and visually stunning production, Vixen will be directed by interdisciplinary artist and director Kate St-Pierre, renowned for her years of performance excellence on and off the Strip, as well as curation of The LAB, Interdisciplinary Exploratory Theatre. With a re-imagined score by film and theatre composer, Martin St-Pierre, who performs as a violinist and the Assistant Musical Director in Cirque du Soleil’s, Mystére. See how all the forest creatures come to life through fearless music, dance, and movement as we bear witness to the cycle of life through the antics of one very Cunning Little Vixen.
Charleston Heights Arts Center: 800 S. Brush St.
Windmill Library: 7060 W. Windmill Lane
Tickets: www.VegasCityOpera.org

Master Class, by Terrence McNally
Cockroach Theatre Company, June 11 – 21, 2020
Tickets: $25
Inspired by acclaimed opera diva, Maria Callas’ magnificent Juilliard master class series, Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning play spotlights the tour-de-force artist and vulnerable woman known as La Divina. Join Callas, played by eminent Las Vegas actress and Cirque du Soleil performer, Dina Emerson, as she relentlessly coaxes, prods, and edifies her young students, motivating them to give the performances of their lives, while revealing her humor, her demons, and her genius.
Art Square Theatre: 1025 S. First St. #110
Tickets: www.VegasCityOpera.org or www.cockroachtheatre.com