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Nichols after Dark: A Night at the Opera

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Nichols House Museum

55 Mount Vernon Street

Boston, MA 02108

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The Nichols House Museum invites you to participate in a unique musical event, the latest installment in the Nichols after Dark programming series. This rare opportunity offers attendees the chance to not only experience the Museum's beautiful turn-of-the-century parlor at night but also to enjoy an operatic performance set to the dramatic backdrop of Flemish tapestries and Japanese urns. The evening's performance will celebrate Metropolitan Opera singer Louise Homer (1871-1947), who in 1902 performed in the very same room.

Louise Homer was married to the second-cousin of Rose Standish Nichols (1872-1960) and was one of the most gifted and popular opera singers of the early twentieth century. A contralto, Homer achieved international acclaim as a member of the Metropolitan Opera (1900-1919) and her most notable role was Amneris in Giuseppe Verdi's Aida. In March of 1902, the Nichols family hosted a musicale starring Homer in their 55 Mount Vernon Street home, now the Nichols House Museum. Many "proper Bostonians" attended the performance, including Isabella Stewart Gardner, and while the evening's program is unknown, the family thought it a huge success.

We hope you'll join us for this special evening with operatic singer Jacqueline Novikov, who will perform five arias from Homer’s repertoire. Champagne reception to follow the performance.

Tentative Program:

Addio, o miei sospiri from Orfeo ed Euridice (Christoph W. Gluck)

Che faro, senza Euridice from Orfeo ed Euridice (Christoph W. Gluck)

Geliebter Komm from Tannhauser (Richard Wagner)

Faites-Lui Mes Aveux from Faust (Charles Gounod)



Soprano Jacqueline Novikov is a Boston-based concert performer, recording artist, and voice teacher. A classically trained singer, with degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Manhattan School of Music, as well as an undergraduate degree in cultural and intellectual history from the University of Rochester, Jacqueline has performed various roles and opera scenes including: L'Enfant et les Sortilèges (l'Enfant) and Company (Sarah) with the Eastman Opera Theater; Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (2nd Lady) with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in their Symphony 101 Concert Series; Griffelkin (The Boy/cover), Street Scene (Olga Olsen) with Manhattan School of Music's Opera Outreach; scenes from Pagliacci (Nedda), Die Fledermaus (Rosalinde), Hansel & Gretel(Hansel), Le Nozze di Figaro (Cherubino), Cosi fan Tutte (Dorabella), Die Zauberflöte (2nd Lady) at Songfest in Malibu, the Vocal Arts Symposium of Colorado Springs and Crittenden Opera Studio, Boston.

In her current concert work, Jacqueline's witty and intelligent themed concerts take audiences on an eclectic musical journey that brings together songs from opera, Broadway and jazz. Past concerts include: Voce & Gabbana, Sound Waves, A Little Knight Music, Sound Bites, and It's an Art! Learn more about Jacqueline Novikov and listen to her albums here.

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