Our June 2017 Season

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2017 Thank You

From Baroque to Disney, windmills to dungeons, our 2017 season was a blast

Danielle Talamantes (Marzelline) & Michael Kuhn (Jaquino)

What are the Fidelio critics saying?

Sneak peek at Beethoven’s “Fidelio”

Jordan Bunshaft as Sancho Panza (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

What are the La Mancha critics saying?

Piano Competition Winners

Congratulations, piano competition winners!

Set designer Jonathan Dahm Robertson (photo by Pia Ruggles)

Free Opera Workshops filling up fast

Piano Competition Finalists

Piano Competition Finalists

WWFM logo

Mark your calendars for WWFM rebroadcasts of 2016 Concerts – 5/25, 5/30, 6/1, 6/5

The Princeton Festival 2017 collage

A-a-a-a-a-nd we’re off!

2017 program book cover

Sneak peek at our 2017 Program Book

Irving Kessler

Irving Kessler (1940-2017)




REVIEWS

Fidelio

“There were no less-than-superb performances by any of the cast. … The orchestra, under the direction of Richard Tang Yuk …  was really excellent” –Toby Grace, outinjersey.net, 6/18/17

“a compelling and musically astute take on this vital work … [with] some of the most beautiful choral music in the entirety of opera.” –Cameron Kelsall, talkinbroadway.com, 6/19/17

“… one of the most moving and startling and thrilling experiences I’ve ever had …  even better [than the Met’s 1970 production with Jon Vickers].” –John Logan, 6/19/17

“The two leads, [Marcy] Stonikas and {Noah] Baetge, excel.” –Linda Holt, Broad Street Review, 6/19/17

“… easily the most powerfully moving version of the opera I have ever experienced … showed Beethoven at his best.” –Scott Burnham, Princeton University music professor emeritus, 6/10/17

“… time flew by for the audience, thanks to imaginative staging and directing, as well as superlative singing and instrumental playing.” –Nancy Plum, Town Topics, 6/21/17

“This is a powerful production, not to be missed!” –Robin Birkel, princetonfound.com, 6/21/17

“[In a] splendid and seamlessly updated production … the performers are uniformly outstandng.” –Elaine Strauss, U.S.1./princetoninfo.com, 6/21/17

“… a smashing producton not to be missed. … It’s just fabulous.” –Bob Brown, The Princeton Packet/centraljersey.com, 6/22/17

 

Man of La Mancha

“… this perennial favorite fully lived up to the high standards we have come to expect from the Princeton Festival.” –Toby Grace, Out in Jersey, 6/12/17

“Great songs, voices, message … a summer gem.” –John Timpane, philly.com, 6/13/17

It’s enchanting and refreshing!” –Robin Birkel, princetonfound.com, 6/14/17

“an expressive, engaging show [with] a universal cast of glorious singers … Marie Miller’s costumes are loaded with [wit].” –Neal Zoren, U.S.1/princetoninfo.com, 6/14/17

“Malgieri, Marante, and Bunshaft have an entertaining chemistry between them.” –Donald H. Sanborn III, Town Topics, 6/14/17

“I can’t imagine having many opportunities to see performers so good in such an intimate setting.” –Anthony Stoeckert, The Princeton Packet/centraljersey.com, 6/16/17

 

Baroque Orchestra

“… the music touched my soul.” –Robin Berkel, princetonfound.com, 6/23/17

 

Concordia Chamber Players

“[Concordia] filled Princeton Theological Seminary’s Miller Chapel with a full orchestral-level sound in music both Romantic and contemporary.” –Nancy Plum, Town Topics, 6/7/17

 

Quartet²: Panel, Film & arias

“Super dooper, that was fabulous!” –overheard, 6/4/17

 


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