Who Will Win?
Singers from far and near, who may someday be on the roster of some of the world’s major opera houses, will present an array of arias. A panel of professional judges will narrow the field and then YOU get to vote for the winner!
Bring your cellphones and get ready to VOTE (using your phone) for the next American Opera Idol!
Rain date: Sunday, August 16. If there is any doubt about weather, call 860-722-2300 for status.
Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic including beverages.
4 pm Gates open
5 pm Performance begins
In-person tickets | $50 per person
Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the gate.
From the Porch, Hill-Stead’s new multicultural performing arts series is a diverse and dynamic showcase featuring music, dance, theater, and more. Building on the success of Hill-Stead’s indoor events and nationally acclaimed Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, the inclusive summer programming will take place on our 152-acre campus. The experiential events will happen several nights per week and be open to audiences of all ages.
Hill-Stead will kick off the inaugural series with a venerable celebration of the Year of the Woman to coincide with the centennial of women’s suffrage. Our signature events will amplify women’s crucial role in history.
Our grateful thanks to the following sponsors who are helping to make the From the Porch series possible
The Richard P. Garmany Fund at The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Please consider joining us as a sponsor of this series and be a part of this shared endeavor to bring the arts to the community. You will provide a much-needed boost to Connecticut’s incomparable cultural organizations and art providers. Every sponsor will be recognized all season long on Hill-Stead’s web and email promotion and onsite signage. See the Sponsorship Registration Form for more information.