Saturday, August 20th on the New Haven Green
CAM’s first major collaboration with other music organizations was co-producing Opera-Palooza with Salt Marsh Opera and the City of New Haven. The event was held on the historic New Haven Green on a picture-perfect Saturday evening. Mezzo Soprano, Susanne Mentzer, was diva and host.
From the many applications received, CAM’s Artistic Director, Wendy Morgan-Hunter, selected ten singers from around our state who are considered “emerging artists”. They performed opera selections, accompanied by the 26-piece Connecticut Festival Orchestra, to an audience of 3,000 who brought blankets, chairs and picnic dinners to the Green. Food trucks from many of New Haven’s famous Italian restaurants sold their wares on-site.
A great time was had by one and all!