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July 24 and August 21: The Operatic Tease at Duane Park, NYC

Prepare yourself for a titillating evening of opera classics sung by delightful daintily clad divas (and one handsome young man), with me at the piano. Let us seduce you with stunning costumes that slink away to reveal the gorgeous female form. Dripping in glitz and glamour, The Operatic Tease will bring you some of New York's sexiest opera singers in one of the sexiest venues around. There will even be an aerialist!

When Tuesdays, July 24 and August 21, 9 p.m.
Where Duane Park
308 Bowery, New York City
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets Show is complimentary with dinner in the dining room or drinks at the bar
Reservations on-line for parties of up to 7 people; otherwise at duanepark@earthlink.net or (212) 732-5555
More Duane Park site

July 25: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" at the Players Club, NYC

A Light Opera of New York production
Staging by Gary Slavin
Musical direction by Seth Weinstein
Featuring Dan Greenwood, Sarah Smith Greenwood, David Macaluso, Leslie Middlebrook Moore, Ali Roselle, Jon Roselle

Songs from 100 years ago! Join us for a salute to the music of the World War I era: war songs, popular songs of the day, love duets...and singalongs! Come hear favorites such as the rousing "Over There," the suggestive "If You Don't Want My Peaches (You'd Better Stop Shaking My Tree)", the sweet and glorious "The Roses of Picardy" and "Will You Remember?", and other tuneful melodies from the era.

When Wednesday, July 25, 7:30 p.m.
Where The Players Club
16 Gramercy Park South, New York City
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets $30 general admission
Available on-line
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August 17: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" at the Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate, England

A reprise of the above concert, presented during the 25th International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival. Cast and repertoire slightly different, but the idea's the same!

When Friday, August 17, 2:30 p.m.
Where Harrogate Theatre
6 Oxford Street
Harrogate, England
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets £15, available on-line
More Gilbert & Sullivan Festival site

August 25: "Opera Under the Stars" at Diliberto Winery, Jamesport, N.Y.

With Jodi Keogan, soprano
John Tiranno, tenor
Rod Gomez, baritone
Accompanied by Seth Weinstein

Come out for a beautiful evening of opera arias, duets, Italian songs, and a little musical theatre, hosted by Salvatore Diliberto himself. Let us transport you to a music salon in Italy for a night of music, wine, and pizza a la Sal!

When Saturday, August 25, 7 p.m.
Where Diliberto Winery
250 Manor Lane
Jamesport, New York
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets $59 including a glass of wine ($49 for Wine Club members)
Available on-line
More Diliberto Winery site

October 14: Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus at Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

Binyumen Schaechter, conductor
Seth Weinstein, pianist

The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC) presents "To Everything There Is a Season: The Year in Yiddish Song." This program shines a brand-new musical light on some traditional holiday tunes ("Dayeynu" and "Khad-gadyo" will never be the same!) and celebrates secular holidays as only the JPPC can ("Auld Lang Syne" and a Labor Day medley -- in Yiddish!). On a more serious note, a moving new arrangement of the "Partisan's Hymn" (a world premiere) honors Yom HaShoah.

The JPPC is a 40-member ensemble praised in The Jewish Week for its "upbeat Broadway bounce." The chorus sings exclusively in Yiddish and captivates the house with its vocal skill and expressive delivery. Conductor Binyumen Schaechter provides engaging and informative introductions to each song, ensuring that this annual spring event is "heymish" even for the Yiddish-challenged. The printed program contains lyrics and full translations.

When Sunday, October 14, 3 p.m.
Where Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street, New York City
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets $40, available on-line soon
$25 for students, available from the box office at (212) 501-3330
More JPPC site

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