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  • Music-Inspired Art Exhibit

    Paintings by A-TEAM artists, affiliated with the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, and ArtSpace Artists of HomeFront will be displayed for sale prior to and during performances of Peter Grimes.

    • Saturday June 18 at 8pm
    • Thursday June 23 at 7:30pm
    • Sunday June 26 at 3pm

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  • Opera: Peter Grimes

    Magnificent music, gripping drama, and believable characters: Peter Grimes tells the story of a conflicted dreamer vying against a village that rejects and persecutes him. Join us on Opening Night for a free “Meet the Artists” post-performance reception.

    • Saturday June 18 at 8pm
    • Thursday June 23 at 7:30pm
    • Sunday June 26 at 3pm

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  • A Little Night Music

    Steven Sondheim’s witty, bittersweet comedy about human relationships includes the breakout hit “Send in the Clowns” plus other memorable songs. Free “Meet the Artists” reception on Opening Night.

    • June 11 through June 26 * ENTIRE RUN NOW SOLD OUT *

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Announcements

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Audience reactions to Peter Grimes

Alex Richardson as Peter Grimes (photo by Jessi Franko)

Peter Grimes audience raves on social media after opening night

A-TEAM Exhibit

Support Trenton Community Artists

2016 Piano Competition Winners

Congratulations to the Piano Competition winners!

Bill Lockwood

A special note from Bill Lockwood

Professor Stephen Allen

Did you miss Stephen Allen’s lecture on June 7th?

Piano Competition Finalists

Announcing Piano Competition Finalists

Costume designer Marie Miller discusses custom dress with Jami Leonard

Sneak peek at ‘A Little Night Music’ costumes

Pop-up-at-MarketFair

‘Pop-up’? What’s a ‘pop-up’?

Johns 1st rehearsal

Local boys share role of John in Peter Grimes

REVIEWS

Peter Grimes

“Unquestionably, this Peter Grimes … is worth traveling for.” – David Patrick Stearns, The Inquirer, 6/21/16

“‘This was not just a presentation; it was an experience.” –Elaine Strauss, U.S.1, 6/22/16

“Peter Grimes the opera has rarely shone so brightly.” –Cameron Kelsall, Talkin’ Broadway, 6/20/16

“You don’t have to be an opera aficionado (I’m certainly not) to be profoundly moved by this powerful production.” –Bob Brown, Princeton Packet, 6/23/16

“… the Princeton Festival Orchestra … completely appreciated the dramatic rise and fall, the dynamism, the vivid nautical imagery of this magnificent score.” –John Yohalem, Parterre Box, 6/20/16

“Steven LaCosse’s stage direction … was owned and inhabited by an ensemble cast without a weak link.” –Ross Amico, The Times of Trenton, 6/22/16

“With few opportunities to see or hear this masterpiece … do not miss it!” –Linda Holt, Broad Street Review, 6/20/16

“It’s no wonder The Princeton Festival won … People’s Choice Award for Favorite Opera Company….” –Robin Birkel, Princeton Found, 6/23/16

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC:

“… sure to put a smile on the face of everyone who’s lucky enough to see it.” –Anthony Stoeckert, Princeton Packet, 6/1516

VOICES OF LIGHT

“ … the sublime voices of the chorus seemed to linger in the air like a polyphonic mist” –Toby Grace, Out In Jersey, 6/9/16