Opera at Florham opens its 35th anniversary season on Sun., Sept. 18, at 2 p.m., in Lenfell Hall, The Mansion. The season opens with a Musicale recital, “A Harvest of Music & Song,” presenting professional vocalists from across the United States. The artists will perform classics and rarities of Opera and the American Songbook weaved throughout with stories, history and facts about the music.
The Musicale will take place at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, Madison. The venue, Lenfell Hall located in Hennessy Hall, was the drawing room of the Twombly family when they lived in the 100-room mansion.
Light refreshments will be served at intermission with the chance to mingle and meet the artists. Children are always admitted free of charge and must be accompanied by an adult.
The program will explore music centered on thoughts of redemption, transformation and love. The program will end with a series of solos and duets from the golden age of musical theater. Selections from “Carousel,” “South Pacific” and “The King and I” will be performed.
Funding has been made possible in part by funds from the Morris Arts Council through the New Jersey State Council of the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets are $30 for regular admission, $25 for seniors, and $5 for students. Special rates are available for Groups of 10 or more at $20 per ticket. Tickets can be ordered by calling 973-443-8620 or at https://www.operaatflorham.org. Checks can be mailed to Opera at Florham, P. O. Box 343, Convent Station, NJ 07961.
The College at Florham of Fairleigh Dickinson University is located in Madison. For more information, visit www.operaatflorham.org.