You don’t have to travel all the way to Lincoln Center to hear the beautiful sound of opera! The Regina Opera Company returned to Marine Park on Wednesday, July 12th for an outstanding two-hour performance, the second concert in the popular Marine Park Summer Concert series, sponsored by Assemblywoman Jaime Williams.
The Brooklyn-based opera company has been in existence for 53 years and have performed in Marine Park several times, so locals really look forward to their concert.
Regina Opera soloists and instrumentalists entertained the crowd with popular operatic and instrumental selections, including songs from popular Broadway shows and arias from famous operas.
Some of the soprano selections included “Donde lieta” (La Boheme) by Vianca Alejandra and “Vissi d’arte” (Tosca) by Gillian Watson. Boris Mitchell (baritone) and Watson gave a rousing performance of “Clock Duet” from Die Fledermaus. Tenor Nikhil Krishna sang “Amor ti vieta” (Fedora), and Lindell Carter (tenor) and Jonathan Green (baritone) wowed the audience with “It Ain’t Necessarily So” (Porgy and Bess). The talented Mikhail Parkhomovsky performed two stirring violin solos and Tchaikovsky’s “Valse Sentimentale,” accompanied by pianist Victoria Ulanovskaya, who topped off the evening with a Broadway medley of familiar tunes before the entire opera company took a bow to thunderous applause.
To learn more about The Regina Opera, visit reginaopera.org.
The Marine Park concerts are sponsored by Kings Plaza and Nick’s Lobster House, among others, in coordination with Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, State Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, Councilwoman Mercedes Narcisse and District Leader Frank Seddio, and in partnership with Millennium Development, NYC Parks, Marine Park Alliance and Marine Park Community Association.
The free concerts take place on Wednesday evenings (except for August 2nd) through August 23rd at 7 p.m. on the lawn near the bocce courts.