A Look Back at Our June 2018 Season

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Matthew White as Pinkerton, Yulia Lysenko as Butterfly (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

Last chance to see “Madama Butterfly” this Sunday

Congratulations to the 2018 Piano Competition Winners

Shuttle Bus from Wawa to McCarter: June 16 only

(from left) Patrick James as Senex, Michael Caizzi as Pseudolus, Michael Bartkiewicz as Hysterium, Jordan Bunshaft as Lycus (photo by Jessi Franko Designs LLC)

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” reviews starting to come in …

Ticket Watch: What’s sold out?

Piano Competition Finalists


Yulia Lysenko

Opera Metro interviews Yulia Lysenko, our Cio-Cio-San

Explore the wine and food of Southern Italy!

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Madama Butterfly

“An impressive cast … a polished performance” –Andrew Moravcsik, Opera Today

“{A] handsome production … [that] resists a common impulse to revise the show.” –Elaine Strauss, U.S.1

“Impressive visuals and singing … [a] crowd-pleaser”  –Nancy Plum, Town Topics

Amazing young lyric tenor, Matthew White … an old school Tenor sound with American Idol looks” –Premiere Opera International

“Mezzo-soprano Janara Kellerman brings a quiet dignity to Suzuki” –Broad Street Review

“Magnificent performance …. Yulia Lysenko was outstanding.” –Randy Larrimore

“… provide[s] the visceral thrill that only live opera can deliver.” – James C. Taylor, NJ Advance Media


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

“… a wild, tuneful, stripped-down ‘Forum’ … simultaneously slapdash, as it must be, and tight.” –John Timpane, Philadelphia Inquirer

“Michael Bartkiewicz’s intelligent performance makes the most of every opportunity and nuance.” –Neal Zoren, U.S.1

“This performance moved at lightning speed and had my attention gripped tight right from the opening number.” –Toby Grace, Out In Jersey


Baroque Orchestra

“The ensemble’s expressive richness and woodsy timbre shined throughout” –Linda Holt, Broad Street Review

“A refreshing cool drink on a summer afternoon.” –Nancy Plum, Town Topics

“A real delight … crisp and precise” –Toby Grace, Out In Jersey


Concordia Chamber Players

“Concordia Chamber Players open Princeton Festival with musical finesse” –Nancy Plum, Town Topics