Opera by Twilight

Opera by Twilight

JUNE 13, 2021






JUNE 20, 2021








The festival is excited to present two unique in-person and live stream presentations of beloved operatic selections performed by outstanding vocalists, several of whom are familiar to and beloved by our festival audiences. Enjoy an intimate evening at the opera, broadcast from Princeton’s elegant Morven Museum and Garden.

Steinway piano selected from Jacobs Music Company


NEW: General Admission tickets for our Opera concerts are now available! Get tickets for the June 13 and June 20 performances. Note that visibility is limited, and you must bring your own chair.

Event Details

Sunday, June 13, 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 20, 7:00 pm

General Admission Seating: $25 per individual lawn seat
Live Stream Link: $30 per concert, per household

Program Information

June 13 Program
Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante from Carmen
La fleur from Carmen
Toreador Song from Carmen
C'est toi, c'est moi from Carmen
Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
O soave fanciulla from La bohème
Gioachino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Una voce poco fa from Il barbiere di Siviglia
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
E strano...Ah forse lui...Sempre libera from La Traviata
De'miei bollenti spiriti from La Traviata
Pura siccome un angelo from La Traviata
Eri tu from Un ballo in maschera
June 20 Program
Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Habanera from Carmen
Francesco Cilèa (1866 - 1950)
Acerba voluttà from Adriana Lecouvreur
Léo Delibes (1836 - 1891)
Flower Duet from Lakmé
Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948)
Dein ist mein ganzes Herz from Das Land des Lächelns
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
O zittre nicht from Die Zauberflöte
Martern aller Arten from Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Fra gli amplessi from Così fan tutte
Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Te Deum from Tosca
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Pari siamo from Rigoletto
Al mio furor sfuggite from Don Carlo
Kurt Weill (1900 - 1950)
Stay Well from Lost in the Stars
Lonely House from Street Scene


Meroë Khalia Adeeb

Soprano Meroë Khalia Adeeb is known for her silvery tones and soaring lyrical lines. She has enjoyed singing roles such as Violetta in La traviata and Mimì in La bohème. This season, she can be seen virtually as Galatea in Handel’s Acis and Galatea.

Janara Kellerman

Janara Kellerman is a renowned mezzo-soprano who has debuted at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and NYCO. Upcoming: Rosina-Il Barbiere di Sivglia, Union Avenue Opera; Elle-La voix humaine, Cedar Rapids Opera. Princeton debut: Suzuki-Madama Butterfly.

John Viscardi

John Viscardi has moved audiences around the world with his vocal beauty and dramatic intensity, having performed with Santa Fe Opera, Opera Philadelphia, New York City Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Opera Carolina.

Brian Major

Brian Major is a charismatic baritone who has been praised by critics for his “velvety voice’ and “commanding stage presence.” His operatic repertoire includes roles such as Germont, Scarpia, Amonasro, Ford, Escamillo and Marcello to name a few.

Alexandra Batsios

Alexandra Batsios is garnering attention as a promising operatic talent and has been hailed as a “coloratura tour de force” (Opera News). She has performed numerous roles, including her signature role Konstanze, Queen of the Night, and Leonora.

Krysty Swann

Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Krysty Swann has been hailed for her beautiful and rich voice, as well as her captivating presence on stage. The Washington Post declares, “Krysty Swann has a voice, and she knows how to use it…”

Michael Kuhn

Michael Kuhn is a versatile singer-actor, praised for his “clear and robust” tenor (Opera News). He has been seen recently with Opera Omaha, New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, On Site Opera, and France’s Festival-lyrique-en-mer.

Stephen Gaertner

Stephen Gaertner, baritone, has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera as Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Chorèbe (Les Troyens) and Paolo (Simon Boccanegra). He has also appeared as Macbeth in Savonlinna, Amonasro (Aida) in Naples, and Nabucco in Sarasota.

Julia Pen Ying Hanna

Pianist Julia Pen Ying Hanna has performed widely in the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas, building an extensive repertoire of solo and chamber music. Currently, she serves as a coach and accompanist at Westminster Choir College.