‘Opera by Twilight’ Headlines Princeton Festival 2021

By David Salazar

The Princeton Festival has announced its slate for the 2021 festival which runs between June 2-20.

Per a press release, the festival will include four livestreamed events from the Morven Museum and Garden, including one operatic showcase performed over two nights.

The first performance of “Opera by Twilight” is set for June 13 and will feature soprano Meroë Adeeb, mezzo Janara Kellerman, tenor John Viscardi, and baritone Brian Major The June 20 performance features Alexandra Batsios, Krysty Swann, Michael Kuhn, and Stephen Gaertner as they perform arias from “La Traviata,” “Un Ballo in Maschera,” “Carmen,” “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” “La Bohème,” “Die Zauberflöte,” “Così fan tutte,” “Die Entführung aus dem Serail,” and “Lakmé,” among many others. Both showcases will be livestreamed.

“We are dedicated to bringing the excitement of live performance to our audiences,” said Gregory Geehern, Acting Artistic Director, in a press release. “This year’s live streams feature superb artists in lively and engaging music, and we hope to open them to in-person attendance if the pandemic restrictions permit.

The company is still evaluating whether these events will feature socially-distanced in-person audiences.