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April 8: The Buffos in Williamsburg, Va.

Starring Stefanos Koroneos and Adelmo Guidarelli
Featuring Kinneret Ely
Accompanied by Seth Weinstein

Baritone and bass-baritone roles are among the funniest in Italian comic opera (opera buffa). Stefanos Koroneos and Adelmo Guidarelli, who have performed with Opera in Williamsburg in fully staged operas, play such roles all over the world: the characters who move the action and control events in the story -- or think they do. The two world-class singers have put together a program that combines superb singing with hilarious antics from the best of the best and funniest in classical opera, with their co-plotter soprano Kinneret Ely.

When Monday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where Williamsburg Regional Library
515 Scotland Street
Williamsburg, Va.
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets $22 general, $20 concessions, $12 students
Available on-line
More The Buffos' site
Opera in Williamsburg site

 April 13: Let's Misbehave at the Studio of Ben Solowey, Ottsville, Pa.

Starring Karen Gross
Accompanied by Seth Weinstein
Directed by Kristine Zbornik

Karen Gross will present an enchanting evening of songs from the 1920s in an intimate art-gallery-meets-cabaret setting. The program will include beloved, timeless favorites by the likes of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and Hoagy Carmichael as well as sassy, lesser-known gems from this vibrant era in American art, music, culture, and revelry. Karen will weave in anecdotes about Ben Solowey's life and work, the surrounding artwork in the gallery space, and the musical legacy of the 1920s, transporting guests back nearly 100 years. The venue is a beautiful farm property in Bucks County; the studio is dedicated to preserving the work and workplace of artist Ben Solowey.

The show will begin at 8 p.m., with a pre-show reception, croquet, and an opportunity to tour the Studio of Ben Solowey starting at 7:30 p.m. 1920s period attire is welcome.

When Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m. (pre-show reception and tour at 7:30 p.m.)
Where The Studio of Ben Solowey
3551 Olde Bedminster Road
Ottsville, Pa.
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets $30, including a glass of wine
Available on-line
More Karen Gross's site
The Studio of Ben Solowey

April 16: "The Diva You Do Know" at the Players Club, NYC

A Light Opera of New York production
Starring Anne Slovin, Alexis Cregger, Caitlin Burke, and Sarah Best
Staging by Gary Slavin
Musical direction by Seth Weinstein

Join us for a concert of opera, operetta, musical theatre, laughs, tears, and glorious singing! Patter, ballads, soaring duets, and musical battles. The four divas will keep you on your toes!

When Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.
Where The Players Club
16 Gramercy Park South, New York City
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets $45 premium (near the stage, including a glass of prosecco)
$30 general admission
Available on-line
More LOONY site

April 30: 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 Tuesday, April 30, 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

June 16: Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus at Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

Binyumen Schaechter, conductor
Seth Weinstein, pianist

The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC) presents "18 Flavors of Jewish Love." A perfect Father's Day celebration: songs of flirtation, longing, nostalgia, passion, and seduction; love both romantic and platonic; love of animate and inanimate objects;
love of ideas and ideals.

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, June 16, 3 p.m.
Where Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street, New York City
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets $40; $30 groups of 10 and more; $25 for students with ID
Available on-line
More JPPC site