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Astoria Music Festival presents Operetta at the Bistro

Charlotte Pistor, Deac Guidi perform at Bridgewater Feb. 25

Published on February 9, 2018 8:42PM

Charlotte Pistor, a soprano from Salzburg, Austria, and an Astoria Music Festival artist

Courtesy Astoria Music Festival

Charlotte Pistor, a soprano from Salzburg, Austria, and an Astoria Music Festival artist

Deac Guidi, Astoria’s own bass-baritone

Courtesy Astoria Music Festival

Deac Guidi, Astoria’s own bass-baritone


ASTORIA — The Astoria Music Festival, in an exclusive winter production, presents the Operetta at the Bistro, an intimate recital and Viennese reception at the Bridgewater Bistro 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. The show celebrates acclaimed American soprano Charlotte Pistor’s return to Astoria from her hometown of Salzburg, Austria.

Pistor, who is enjoying an extraordinary European career, has sung with the Astoria Music Festival two summers.

Pistor will be joined by Astoria’s own bass-baritone Deac Guidi, who has sung with the Astoria Music Festival since its origin in 2003.

Pistor and Guidi will perform Mozart and Viennese Operetta in an intimate-style concert. Operetta is a genre of light opera — light both in music and subject matter.

The Operetta will be Astoria Music Festival’s first-ever event at the Bridgewater Bistro. “I love the idea of complementing our primary venue, Liberty Theatre, with more intimate venues around the city,” Guidi said. “Many European music festivals, which I admire, cherish the opportunity to perform throughout their communities, in the city’s main theater, as well as more intimate venues.”

Tickets purchased for $20 includes a complimentary glass of Champagne, and the $40 ticket price includes Viennese sweet and savory pastries, Champagne and coffee mit schlag.

Seating is extremely limited.

Tickets are available at the Liberty Theatre box office (1203 Commercial St.), online (libertyastoria.org) and by phone at 503-325-5922, ext. 55. Will-call tickets are available for pickup at Bridgewater Bistro (20 Basin St.) when doors open for the event.



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