Music Festival presents ‘Cinderella,’ concerts



Pianist Antonio Galera Lopez will play at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church on July 12 as part of the Bar Harbor Music Festival.  PHOTO COURTESY OF BH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Pianist Antonio Galera Lopez will play at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church on July 12 as part of the Bar Harbor Music Festival.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BH MUSIC FESTIVAL

BAR HARBOR — “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella) will be presented by the Bar Harbor Music Festival Opera Theater at The Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage St., on Friday, July 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Criterion Theatre and Bar Harbor Music Festival office in the Rodick Building, 59 Cottage Street.

The cast includes such world-class opera singers as mezzo-soprano Laura Krumm in the role of Angelina, Zac Engle in the role of Don Ramiro and bass Andy Papas in the role of Don Magnifico.

Tickets are $80 for select balcony, $50 for standard balcony, $45 for orchestra and $30 for orchestra rear.

Do not miss seeing this classic opera in the newly restored Criterion Theatre.

Please note: curtain time is 8 p.m., not 8:15 p.m.

Three more festival performances are set for July 12, 14 and 16.

On Sunday, July 12, at 8 p.m., pianist Antonio Galera Lopez returns from Spain to perform music by Mozart, J.S. Bach and Chopin at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church. The Palm Beach Daily News said, “Galera-Lopez represents all that we admire in a pianist: warm sound, artistic phrasing and faultless technique.”

The Ensemble Tremblay, Allison Kiger, flutist and director, will be in the spotlight on Tuesday, July 14, at 8 p.m. at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church. This elite woodwind quintet with Phillip Silver, pianist from the Mozart at Monteux Festival in Hancock, will play music by Samuel Barber, Mozart and Ludwig Thuille.

Returning by popular demand on Thursday, July 16, 8 p.m. will be the Ardelia Trio: violinist Janey Choi, cellist Clara Yang and pianist Jihea Hong-Park. They will perform music by Vivaldi, Schubert, Paul Schoenfield and Mendelssohn. Korea’s EBS Network Evening News said, “…There is something very special and unique about the way they present classical music.” The trio will play at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church.

Prior their July 16 concert, the trio will perform a special outreach program on Wednesday, July 15, at 3 p.m. at the Birch Bay Retirement Community Center.

Regular tickets are $25 and student tickets are $15. Pops, jazz and gala tickets are $45; opera tickets are $80, $50, $45 and $30. All tickets entitle the purchaser to a reserved seat.

For tickets, call 288-5744, email [email protected], visit www.barharbormusicfestival.org or stop by these Bar Harbor businesses: Testa’s Restaurant, The Bar Harbor Inn Gift Shop and Sherman’s Books and Stationery. The Festival does not accept credit cards at the door.

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