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September 2019

Satchmo: Louis Armstrong Tribute • MS Opera

September 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Duling Hall, 622 Duling Ave
Jackson, MS 39216 United States
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$25

Satchmo: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong, starring Kimble Funchess Monday, September 9 at Duling Hall • 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance / $30 at the door. As a trumpet player, composer, and singer, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong continues to be one of the most influential worldwide figures in Jazz. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and as many different eras in the history of jazz. Born and raised in New Orleans, he first came…

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October 2019

Stage Stars of Tomorrow Gala Concert • MS Opera

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Duling Hall, 622 Duling Ave
Jackson, MS 39216 United States
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$25

Stage Stars of Tomorrow Gala Concert Featuring winners of the 2019 John Alexander National Vocal Competition Monday, October 21, 2019 at Duling Hall • 7:30 p.m. The Stage Stars of Tomorrow Gala Concert features six of the most talented young singers in America. They are all winners of the John Alexander National Vocal Competition, named for John Alexander (1923-1990) who was an internationally known opera tenor from Meridian, Mississippi. The purpose of the competition, now in its sixth year, is…

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November 2019

Shattering The Glass! Power Hits of Opera & Musical Theatre • MS Opera

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Belhaven University Center for the Arts, 835 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202 United States
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$30

Join us for this evening of opera and musical theater highlights that will take you on a beautiful, funny, and wild roller coaster ride of musical emotion. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Belhaven University Center for the Performing Arts • 7:30 p.m. No other art form has as many stereotypes and caricatures as opera. We have all seen the comic portrayal of sopranos in armor and helmets with horns screaming at the top of their lungs. However, opera has…

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December 2019

Amahl & The Night Visitors • MS Opera

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bellwether Church, 4624 Old Canton Road
Jackson, MS 39211 United States
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$20

Amahl and the Night Visitors Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Bellwether Church 4624 Old Canton Rd., Jackson, MS 3:00 p.m. A treasured Mississippi Opera tradition and one of the most popular operas of all time ― Celebrate with the whole family. Just after the birth of Christ, near Bethlehem, there lived a young crippled boy named Amahl. Each day his mother worried that he would become a beggar. One evening there was a knock at their door and when Amahl…

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January 2020

New Year’s Day Viennese Opera Brunch • MS Opera

January 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Westin Hotel – Jackson, 407 S. Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39201 United States
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$59

New Year’s Day Viennese Opera Brunch: Come enjoy a spectacular brunch along with world-class music! Along with your meal, you will hear classical music selections by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Johann Strauss, Jr. (“The Waltz King”), as well as fun opera arias and musical theatre selections. You can look forward with great anticipation to the culinary delicacies created especially for our New Year’s Day Viennese Brunch. A mouthwatering array of appetizers and a selection of local, and international dishes, along…

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Mr. Showmanship: Virtuoso Liberace Tribute

January 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Duling Hall, 622 Duling Ave
Jackson, MS 39216 United States
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$25

Mr. Showmanship: An Extravagant Liberace Tribute; Starring David Maiocco Monday, January 20, 2020 at Duling Hall • 7:30 p.m. This concert is a salute to Wladziu Valentino Liberace, perhaps the best known virtuoso pianist of the twentieth century. “Liberace,” who embraced a wildly flamboyant lifestyle both on and off the stage, “didn’t just give concerts, he put on a show.” He was best known for making classical music more fun and accessible for his raving audiences. For Liberace, the performance…

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February 2020

My Funny Valentine • MS Opera

February 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Duling Hall, 622 Duling Ave
Jackson, MS 39216 United States
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$25

My Funny Valentine Starring Ora Reed Monday, February 10, 2020 at Duling Hall • 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of heartfelt songs that showcase the vocal and keyboard talents of Ora Reed. Her programs always include songs that evoke memories, or embrace jazz standards that are from the American songbook. Selections such as "When I Fall in Love," Why Did I Choose You," and "Tenderly" will leave you breathlessly awaiting more. A native Mississippian, Ora is a graduate of Jackson State University,…

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March 2020

Take Five: The Dave Brubeck Centennial • MS Opera

March 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Duling Hall, 622 Duling Ave
Jackson, MS 39216 United States
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$25

Take Five - Celebrating the Dave Brubeck Centennial Featuring the Sam Bruton Quartet Monday, March 16, 2020 at Duling Hall • 7:30 p.m. Dave Brubeck has become an American icon for the world of jazz piano and composition. Considered to be one of the foremost performers of “cool jazz,” he achieved global recognition in his field. His style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting both his classical training and his extraordinary improvisational skills. His compositions are known for employing unusual…

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April 2020

Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” • MS Opera

April 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thalia Mara Hall, 255 E Pascagoula St
Jackson, MS 39201 United States
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$30

Roméo and Juliette: Charles Gounod’s French Grand Opera   Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Thalia Mara Hall • 7:30 p.m.   In Shakespeare's tragic story, two families of Verona, the Capulets and the Montagues, are bitter enemies. Their ongoing conflict escalates when Roméo, a Montague, and Juliette, a Capulet, fall in love. The two young lovers exchange secret vows, but within hours a fight has, once again, broken out between the two families. Roméo's friend, Mercutio, is killed by Count…

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