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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 musically themed dinners.
2019-2020 Season kicks off with The New England Tenors annual visit!

Friday, September 20th

Remainder of the season TBD


Dinners begin at 6:30pm* (unless otherwise noted). 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 $65** 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).




PAST SEASONS

2018-2019
The New England Tenors
Innkeeper, Tim Ostendorf's, 50th birthday bash (with Melissa Williams and Logan
     Brown).
History of Great Singers on Film hosted by William Cotten of The Boston Conservatory
     Voice Faculty.
"Classical, Carols & Cabaret"- A Christmas Opera Dinner (with Vanessa Schukis and Scott
      Nicholas).
"Wie Einst Lili Marlene"; a tribute to Marlene Dietrich (with Vanessa Schukis and Scott
      Nicholas).
"From Sea to Shining Sea"; an evening of all-American music with The Bostonians 
     (headed up by Philip Lima)
"Carousel" - Rodgers (with Catherine Verrilli & Cassandra Marsh)
Gala Season Finale - Arias... & showtunes highlighting the Cole Porter's "Anything Goes"
     (with Mary Bastoni, Vanessa Schukis & Cassandra Marsh)

2017-2018
The New England Tenors
"I Do! I Do!" - Schmidt (with Vanessa Schukis & Scott Nicholas)
An encore performance of our "Food, Glorious Food!" evening featuring Lee Hoiby's
     “Bon Appétit” (with Vanessa SchukisScott Nicholas)
     A benefit for Mountain Top Music
"Classical, Carols & Cabaret" - A Christmas Opera Dinner (with Mary Bastoni, Vanessa
     Schukis & Cassandra Marsh)
Happy 100th Birthday Leonard Bernstein (with The Bostonians)
An evening of opera, art song & musical theater (with Rachele Schmiege, Stefan Barner
     & Brendon Shapiro)
"Oklahoma!" - Rodgers (with Catherine Verrilli & Cassandra Marsh)
The Art of Auditioning with current and former students from the music department
     of Boston University's College of Fine Arts:
     Ashlee Lamar - soprano
     Joyner Horn - mezzo-soprano
     Omar Najmi - tenor
     Phillip Takemura Sears - baritone
     Brendon Shapiro - piano
Gala Season Finale - Arias... & showtunes highlighting the classic "Hello, Dolly!"  
        (with Mary Bastoni, Vanessa Schukis & Cassandra Marsh)

2016-2017
The New England Tenors
"
West Side Story" - Bernstein (with Mary Bastoni & Cassandra Marsh)
History of Great Singers: Icons Caruso, Callas & Sills hosted by William Cotten
       of The Boston Conservatory Voice Faculty
"
Food, Glorious Food!" - Featuring Lee Hoiby's “Bon Appétit”
       (with Vanessa SchukisScott Nicholas)
An evening of arias & duets (with Rachele Schmiege & Stefan Barner)
"The King and I" - Rodgers (with Catherine Verrilli & Cassandra Marsh)
Gala Season Finale - Arias... & showtunes highlighting the music of Kander & Ebb   
        (with Mary Bastoni, Vanessa Schukis & Cassandra Marsh)

2015-2016
The New England Tenors (with Rachele Schmiege & Tim Ostendorf)
"Annie Get Your Gun" - Berlin (with Mary Edes & Sarah Bob)
History of Great Singers: Leontyne Price (hosted by William Cotten of The Boston 
       Conservatory Voice Faculty)
"Closer than Ever" - Shire (
with Vanessa Schukis & Scott Nicholas)
"Cabaret" - Kander (with Cassandra Marsh)
"
My Fair Lady" - Loewe (with Catherine Verrilli & Sarah Bob)
The Art of Auditioning - hosted by Sharon Daniels; Associate Professor of Music at
    Boston University's College of Fine Arts with:
        Sara Womble - soprano
        Alexandra Rodrick - mezzo-soprano
        David Evans - tenor
        Darrick Speller - baritone
Gala Season Finale - Arias... & showtunes highlighting the musical "Mame"
      
(with Mary Bastoni, Vanessa Schukis & Cassandra Marsh)

2014-2015
"
The Magic Flute" - Mozart (with Mary Bastoni & Sarah Bob)
"
Company" - Sondheim (with Cassandra Marsh)
The New England Tenors

"They're Playing Our Song" - Hamlisch (with Vanessa Schukis & Scott Nicholas)
"
Sweeny Todd" - Sondheim (with Catherine Verrilli & Sarah Bob)
The Art of Auditioning - hosted by Johnathon Pape; Director of Opera Studies at
    The Boston Conservatory with:
       Anna Bridgman - soprano
       Abigail Dock - mezzo-soprano
       Eric Ferring - tenor
       Simon Dyer - bass-baritone
Gala Season Finale - Arias... & showtunes highlighting the musical "Gypsy"
      
(with Mary Bastoni, Vanessa Schukis & Cassandra Marsh)

2013-2014
"Dn 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

Gala Season Finale - 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
"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
"ALittle 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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