Opera / Musical Dinners
Your already missed our 2019-2020 Season kick
off with The New England Tenors' annual visit,
plus an evening of Jazz with Vanessa Schukis and
But here is the remainder
of our exciting season:
November 24th (Sun. matinee*) - History of Great Singers on Television
(special price: $45 per person)
Voice professor William Cotten from the Boston Conservatory returns with a lecture/presentation on the art of great singers on television (*this is a 4pm matinee with an early dinner served before the lecture).
January 16th (Thurs.) - Fat, Funny & Fabulous
Mezzo-soprano Vanessa Schukis, innkeeper/baritone Tim Ostendorf and pianist Scott Nicholas perform a post-holiday tribute to food and the "joys" of dieting... with a little Gilbert & Sullivan thrown in for good measure!
February 27th (Thurs.) - The Bostonians - "In the Long, Bleak Winter"
Members of the New England ensemble, The Bostonians headed up by Philip Lima, return with a program of summer music to help us get through another long, New Hampshire winter.
March 19th (Thurs.) - Verrilli & Ostendorf - Their Greatest Hits
Innkeeper/baritone Tim Ostendorf and his life-long friend, soprano Catherine Verrilli perform a night of their "greatest hits" - from opera to musical theater. Featuring pianist Cassandra Marsh.
April 16th (Thurs.) - "Little Shop of Horrors"
A horror, comedy, rock musical - why not!? With music by Alan Menken and lyrics and book by Howard Ashman, the story follows a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plan that feeds on human blood and flesh. With return guests soprano Jessica Graae and pianist Sarah Bob.
May 21st (Thurs.) - Gala Season Finale
An evening of arias, duets and showtunes with help from past Opera Dinner guests: soprano Mary Bastoni, mezzo-soprano Vanessa Schukis and pianist Cassandra Marsh).
Dinners begin at 6:30pm (unless otherwise noted) with the performance given after the main course. Presiding over the evening is Tim Ostendorf – innkeeper and bartender (and yes... he was a classical voice major at Boston University!).
The cost is $65** (unless otherwise noted) per person and includes the dinner and performance/lecture.
**does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity
Make a night of it!
$279 per couple
The cost includes one nights lodging, the opera dinner and breakfast in the morning (does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity).
INNKEEPER OFFERS NOTEWORTHY AMENITIES
Plenty of sweet little New England inns have good chefs and sophisticated menus, and most of them play recorded music for your dining pleasure, but how many can offer you a night at the opera, complete with a lecture, recordings of various versions of the opera, and a couple of arias sung by the innkeeper? All this while serving a specially planned, four-course dinner that complements the setting of that night’s opera.
Nights at the Opera at the Inn at Crystal Lake, in the village of Eaton Center, N.H., feature Tim Ostendorf – innkeeper, Boston University music school graduate and talented baritone – in sellout nights of culture in the White Mountains. $65 per person; dinner starts at 6:30. Opera night is once a month (typically a Thursday) from September to May.
Julie Hatfield - The Boston Globe