Madame Kirsten's Pregame Dating Show & Bridegroom Broadcast

Date & Time:  Saturday, January 23rd
Madame Kirsten’s Pregame Dating Show
 – 7:00 PM
The Beautiful Bridegroom Broadcast – 8:00 PM
Venue: Zoom (Pregame Dating Show) & YouTube (Broadcast)
HOSTS:
Madame Kirsten: Emily Harmon
Lusty Terentia: Abigail Whitney Smith

BROADCAST PERFORMERS:

Abigail Whitney Smith: Terentia (soprano)
Emily Harmon: Madame Kirsten (mezzo-soprano)
Jennifer Soloway: Pernille (soprano)
Kristin Fahning: Laurentia (soprano)
Celeste Pellegrino: Leonora (soprano)
Jamie Hartzell: Captain von Frauenliebe (mezzo-soprano)
In Partnership with:

MADAME KIRSTEN’S PREGAME DATING SHOW & BEAUTIFUL BRIDEGROOM BROADCAST

MassOpera, in partnership with Opera on Tap Boston, will present a special broadcast of MassOpera’s 2018 performance of the comedic opera, The Beautiful Bridegroom, by Boston-based composer Dan Shore, on Saturday, January 23rd at 8 PM. 

With the doldrums of winter setting in after the Holidays, MassOpera and Opera on Tap are thrilled to showcase some incredibly talented Boston-based artists, many of whom are members of Opera on Tap and also  featured in MassOpera’s Bridegroom broadcast.  Prior to the broadcast, MassOpera and Opera on Tap invite audiences to attend a virtual pre-show entitled Madam Kirsten’s Pregame Dating Show, a fun-filled, boozey pre-performance featuring cast members from The Beautiful Bridegroom and Opera on Tap; including hosts for the evening Abigail Whitney Smith as the lusty widow, Terentia, and Emily Harmon as the sly matchmaker, Madam KirstenThe pre-show begins at 7 PM, prior to the broadcast.  Opera on Tap will provide recipes to themed, signature cocktails for audiences to create and enjoy at home! The pre-show will be hosted via Zoom, and participants are asked to register by clicking the linked banner below.

ABOUT THE OPERA – The Beautiful Bridegroom follows Terentia, a widow with two daughters of marrying age, as she looks for a spouse…not for her daughters, but for herself!  Realizing that Terentia is not being sensible, the cheeky matchmaker, Madam Kirsten, hatches a plot to get Terentia on the right track.  The broadcast will begin at 8 PM via MassOpera’s YouTube page.  

Join us for the pre-show, Saturday, January 23rd at 7 PM, followed by the broadcast at 8 PM. The total running time for this is approximately 2 hours, including both the pre-show and the broadcast.

HOSTS & THEIR SIGNATURE COCKTAILS

LUSTY TERENTIA & MADAME KIRSTEN

Lusty Terentia is on the prowl for a lover!  Can she find true love at Madame Kirsten’s Pregame Dating Show?!

The Lusty Terentia Signature Cocktail Ingredients:

2 oz. gin
1 oz. cherry liqueur
Lemon juice
Use lemon peel as garnish

Shake over ice & pour!

Madame Kirsten is the mischievous matchmaker helping Terentia find true love with her Pregame Dating Show!

The Madame Kirsten Signature Virgin Cocktail Ingredients:

1 oz. cranberry juice
2 oz. pomegranate juice
3 oz. non-alcoholic ginger beer
Pomegranate seeds, lime wedge, or orange slice for garnish

Fill a chilled glass with ice, and add the cranberry and pomegranate juice and mix, and then top with ginger beer and garnish as desired! 

THE BEAUTIFUL BRIDEGROOM CAST

Abigail Whitney Smith

Abigail Whitney Smith

Laurentia

Emily Harmon

Emily Harmon

Madame Kirsten

Kristin Fahning

Kristin Fahning

Terentia

Celeste Pellegrino

Celeste Pellegrino

Leonora

Jennifer Soloway

Jennifer Soloway

Pernille

VENUE: ZOOM AND YOUTUBE

PRE-SHOW via ZOOM

We will send you a link to the zoom for the pre-show once you register by clicking HERE!

BROADCAST via YOUTUBE

The Freedom Ride Broadcast will begin at 8:00 PM on October 21st.  You an access MassOpera’s YouTube page by clicking HERE!

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