OPERA NORTH SUMMERFEST 2023
We’ve got the perfect list of shows to see and things to do this summer in New Hampshire, from professional live music to family-friendly performances, join us in the gorgeous outdoors of historic Blow-Me-Down Farm. This season’s shows include our traditional Big Tent circus acrobats to stunning, live opera performances, a Broadway classic, food trucks, and more. Grab group tickets and make your road trip stop in Cornish, NH to see gorgeous views, hear gorgeous music, and make unforgettable memories.
Check out the shows below and grab your tickets to this summer’s best performances around!
A dazzling circus parade of acrobats and artists perfect for the whole family! This kid-friendly show will also dazzle adults, make date night spectacular, and bring groups to their feet. Fill your summer vacation to-do list with this breathtaking show, gorgeous backdrop, and mouthwatering food trucks on-site. Cavalcade features spectacular acrobatic feats shaped by equally stunning professional vocalists as Opera North’s signature circus-opera mashup of arias and aerialists performing under the big top on the great lawn at Blow-Me-Down Farm. With a backdrop of Mt. Ascutney and the Connecticut River, step into a magical world as Cavalcade unfolds before your very eyes. A musical feast for all ages – come one, come all!
July 7 at 7pm
July 8 at 2pm and 7pm
July 9 at 2pm
Carmen remains one of opera’s most famous figures with its songs some of the most familiar - and all for good reason! Opera beginners will instantly fall in love and opera lovers will see it all anew in a well-crafted, lively production from director Alex Paul Sheerin. From Vermont summer activities to Boston arts, this New Hampshire destination satisfies every brief. The sensual, beloved opera score stirs the blood with the passionate tale of Carmen and her brazen love. Georges Bizet scandalized audiences when he conjured his fiery heroine. A perfect date night and outing with friends, the story is full of fire so your memories can be full of joy. Grab dinner on-site, walk the beautiful landscape with a national park backdrop, then slip into your seat and let Opera North transport you to the scarlet world of Spain’s back streets, bullrings, and conflicted hearts.
July 16 at 5pm
July 19 at 7pm
July 21 at 7pm
Broadway-favorite musical theatre classic Carousel captures the longing of carnival barker Billy and millworker Julie pursuing their love through life and loss. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s crowd favorite comes to Opera North this summer, bringing professional musical theatre to New Hampshire summer events. Group tickets are available to this beloved show. Make a day of your trip to Lebonon, NH and hear musical theatre favorites “If I Loved You,” “June is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” sung by stellar professional vocalists and performed with deep feeling through a tale of clambakes and conflict, consequence and redemption.
July 27 at 7pm
July 28 at 7pm
July 29 at 7pm
July 30 at 5pm
Plus an exciting special event:
JOSA (Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon) is one of New England’s premier performing jazz series. Opera North is pleased to welcome them back to Blow-Me-Down Farm for a summer afternoon concert under the big-top tent. Don’t miss this unique musical experience replicating those “jazz sessions” of the 1930s and 40s in New York and Chicago where players like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis would come together, sit-in, and jam!
AUGUST 6 at 4pm