A prediction of severe weather has moved the High Peaks Opera show to Thursday night at 7:30
Classically-trained voices aim to entertain and inspire the harborside crowd in Plattsburgh on Thursday, September 3. High Peaks Opera has been performing in the North Country since 2009. Founded by Metropolitan Opera bass-baritone George Cordes and Tri-Cities Opera pianist Elizabeth Cordes, HPO is based in Tupper Lake, where George, Liz, and family moved in 2006. HPO has been featured in many area performance series, including First Night Saranac Lake, Hill and Hollow Music Series, Essex Community Concerts, the Long Lake Friends of Music Series, St. Joseph Synagogue Summer Series, and the Summer Sunset Series at the new bandshell in Tupper Lake.
George and Elizabeth Cordes
Over a career spanning more than 25 years, George has sung with the Met, New York City Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, St. Louis, Kansas City, and many smaller companies. Liz has worked as coach/accompanist with Tri-Cities Opera and Ohio Light Opera and has directed the choral program at Tupper Lake High School since 2006. George is also artistic director for the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
For their performance on September 3, High Peaks Opera will present a program of opera, operetta, and musical theatre, including some well-known favorites. Guest singers will include: mezzo-soprano Kasey Stewart, a native and current resident of Plattsburgh who was a performer with Tri-Cities Opera for several years and recently earned her doctorate in music from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and soprano Annachristi Cordes, who recently graduated with a degree in musical theatre from SUNY Fredonia and has performed in several recent HPO programs.
For these special live events, musicians are performing on the stage of the city’s portable bandshell, stationed in the parking lot near Dock Street, close to the Plattsburgh City Marina.
Tickets for the Curbside at Harborside shows are available (cash only) on the evening of each performance at the Harborside Lot entrance. Vehicles will be parked first-come, first-served by the volunteer parking attendants on site. All attendees must bring with them a face mask to wear whenever they exit their vehicles. No alcohol and no pets will be allowed on site. Refreshments will be available for sale before and during the concerts.
Upcoming Live Events
9/3 High Peaks Opera Studio
9/5 Brenda and Bill McColgan, Jennifer Moore, Rose Chancler
9/12 Battle of Plattsburgh Concert w/ Stan Ransom, The Too Tall String Band, Peter Cadieux and The Jolly Rogues