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Somerville's Sara Oettinger to appear in 'The Pirates of Penzance'

Posted by boston.com  July 16, 2013 10:00 AM

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The Following was Submitted by Michelle McGrath:

Somerville resident Sara Oettinger will appear as "Edith" in South Shore Conservatory's Evenings Under the Stars performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious The Pirates of Penzance on July 27 at 7 pm.

Evenings Under the Stars is one of three series in the Conservatory's diverse Summer Spotlight outdoor summer entertainment. Summer Spotlight also includes fun Wacky Wednesdays family concerts, and Berklee Stars at SSC, a Friday night series featuring the talents of Berklee College of Music's most promising solo musicians and bands.

Performed by SSC's Opera by the Bay, this concert version of Pirates is a light summer frolic. This complete semi-staged production with its masterful blend of high quality singers, first rate chorus, and gorgeous summer setting, ensures that an evening of laughs will be had from start to finish. The dialogue is charming, the music exquisite, and the outdoor setting delightful.

sarah.jpgHailed as "young and promising," soprano, Oettinger has received wide acclaim for her performances on the operatic stage. Recent engagements have included the title roles in Suor Angelica, Tosca and Vanessa, Alice Ford (Falstaff), Mimì and Musetta (La Bohème), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), and the Mother and the Witch (Hansel and Gretel). She has frequently performed with companies such as Opera by the Bay, Metrowest Opera, Opera On Tap, Boston Opera Collaborative, Lowell House Opera, New England Light Opera, and Riverside Theatre Work.

Also performing are George Cordes of New York performing the lead role of Major-General Stanley, in addition to Beth MacLeod Largent of Duxbury, Philip Lima of Roxbury, Neal Harrison of New York, Paul Soper of Cambridge, Brian Gilman of E. Bridgewater, Natalie Polito of Quincy, and Susannah Thornton of Hanson. The soloists are complimented by a chorus of talented singers residing across the South Shore region.

Tickets purchased in advance are $35 for pavilion and $20 for lawn seating for Saturday evening concerts. Lawn tickets purchased at the door are $25 for Saturday night concerts. Tickets for the Wednesday morning family concerts are $15 for adults and $5 for children. New this year to Evenings Under the Stars is cabaret table seating for six. Season subscriptions to the four Saturday evening concerts are available for $185 for pavilion and $160 for lawn seating and include the pre-concert receptions. There is no charge for children under three. Tickets and boxed dinners may be purchased online at www.sscmusic.org/evenings_under_the_stars.html. For more information or to order tickets visit www.sscmusic.org or call 781-749-7565, ext. 22.
For more information about all South Shore Conservatory programs and events, visit www.sscmusic.org or follow us on Facebook.

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About South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory, recently recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, is celebrating more than 40 years of enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts. SSC was founded as a not-for-profit community music school in 1970 and now has two beautiful campuses in Hingham and Duxbury. Currently serving 2900 students of all ages and abilities, SSC is the largest community school for the arts in Massachusetts. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. SSC?s Hingham campus is located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, 781-749-7565. SSC's Duxbury campus is located at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. South Shore Conservatory is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook or visit www.sscmusic.org.

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