Here's how it works
Discussions and demonstrations (via recordings and live singing) on various operas and a four-course dinner. It's part education, part entertainment and a whole lot of fun!



The Boston Globe

INNKEEPER OFFERS NOTEWORTHY AMENITIES

October 2, 2005

By Julie Hatfield

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. $55 per person; dinner starts at 6:30. Opera night is the third or fourth Thursday of each month from September to May.


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A Night at the Opera
Something a little different has been happening at the Inn at Crystal Lake. Since January of 2005, Tim Ostendorf, one of the owners of the inn, has been presenting once a month “Nights at the Opera”

Announcing the 2014-2015 Season!!!

Jan. 15th
(Thurs.) They're Playing Our Song - Hamlisch (with Vanessa
Schukis & Scott Nicholas)... This will be our ten year anniversary of doing Opera Dinners!

Feb. 20th
(Fri.) History of Great Singers: Leontyne Price (hosted by William Cotten of
The Boston Conservatory Voice Faculty)

Mar. 19th
(Thurs.)
Sweeny Todd - Sondheim (with Catherine Verrilli & Sarah Bob)

Apr. 16th
(Thurs.) The Art of Auditioning (hosted by Johnathon Pape; Director of Opera Studies at The Boston Conservatory)


May 21st
(Thurs.) Gala Season Finale - Traditional arias & showtunes (with Mary Bastoni, Vanessa Schukis, Jeffrey Hartman & Cassandra Marsh)


From this season you've already missed:
The Magic Flute - Mozart (with Mary Bastoni & Sarah Bob)
Company - Sondheim (with Cassandra Marsh)
The New England Tenors



Dinners begin at 6:30pm, opera lectures at 7pm and will be given by Tim Ostendorf – innkeeper and bartender... and yes, he was a classical voice major in college.

The cost is $55* per person and includes the dinner and performance/lecture.

*does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity

Make a night of it!
$225 per couple
The cost includes one nights lodging, the opera dinner and breakfast in the morning (does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity).



PAST SEASONS


2013-2104
Don Giovanni - Mozart (with Mary Bastoni, Jeffrey Hartman & Cassandra Marsh)
The Fantasticks - Schmidt (with Mary Edes & Sarah Bob)
Romance/Romance - Herrmann
(with Vanessa Schukis & Scott Nicholas)
La Bohème - Puccini
(with Mary Bastoni & Sarah Bob)
Camelot - Loewe (with Catherine Verrilli & Sarah Bob)
The New England Tenors
A Little Night of Music - Traditional arias & showtunes (with Mary Bastoni, Vanessa Schukis & Cassandra Marsh)


2012-2013
The Marriage of Figaro - Mozart (with Sarah White & Sarah Bob)
The Music Man - Willson
(with Catherine Verrilli & Sarah Bob)
I Do! I Do! - Schmidt
(with Vanessa Schukis & Scott Nicholas)
The Gondoliers - Sullivan (with Jessica Graae & Sarah Bob)
Kiss Me, Kate - Porter (with Mary Edes & Sarah Bob)
The New England Tenors
The Most Happy Fella - Loesser (with Jessica Graae & Cassandra Marsh)

2011-2012
La Bohème - Puccini (with Jessica Graae & Sarah Bob)
Fiddler on the Roof - Bock (with Mary Edes & Ellen Schwindt)
The Sound of Music - Rodgers (with Mary Edes & Ellen Schwindt)
The Mikado - Sullivan (with Jessica Graae & Ellen Schwindt)
South Pacific - Rodgers (with George Wiese)
Chicago - Kander (with Sarah Bob)

20010-2011
The Magic Flute - Mozart
The Yeomen of the Guard - Sullivan (with Catherine Verrilli & Ann DuHamel)
Man of La Mancha - Leigh
Carmen - Bizet
Guys & Dolls - Loesser (with Mary Edes & Ben DiScipio)
Così fan tutte - Mozart (with Jessica Graae & Floyd Corson)
Into the Woods - Sondhiem (with Mary Edes & Ellen Schwindt)

2009-2010

West Side Story - Bernstein (with Jessica Graae)
Don Giovanni - Mozart (with Catherine Verrilli)
Messiah - Handel
South Pacific - Rodgers (our five year anniversary of doing Opera Dinners!)
My Fair Lady - Loewe
The Marriage of Figaro - Mozart (with Jessica Graae)
Show Boat - Kern

2008-2009

Oklahoma! - Rodgers
La Traviata - Verdi
Man of La Mancha - Leigh
Messiah - Handel (with Catherine Verrilli)
Camelot - Loewe
Kiss Me, Kate - Porter
La Bohème - Puccini
Carousel - Rodgers (with Jessica Graae)

2007-2008

West Side Story - Bernstein
Il Trovatore - Verdi
The Most Happy Fella - Loesser
Manon Lescaut - Puccini
The Yeomen of the Guard - Sullivan
The Barber of Seville - Rossini
A Little Night Music - Sondheim

2006-2007
Faust - Gounod
The Ballad of Baby Doe - Moore
The Marriage of Figaro - Mozart
Rigoletto - Verdi
La Bohème - Puccini
Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci - Mascagni & Leoncavllo
Tosca - Puccini

2005-2006
Porgy and Bess - Gershwin
Don Giovanni - Mozart
Manon - Massenet
La Bohème - Puccini
Lucia di Lammermoor - Donizetti
Le Comte Ory - Rossini
Aida - Verdi
The Magic Flute - Mozart
Turandot - Puccini

2005
Così fan tutte - Mozart
Carmen - Bizet
Madama Butterfly - Puccini
La Traviata - Verdi
L'Elisir d'Amore - Donizetti
Ariadne auf Naxos - R. Strauss

 

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