OCTOBER 30, 2016- "HARRIET TUBMAN" - SOUTH SHORE OPERA COMPANY OF CHICAGO
NOVEMBER 11-19, 2016 - "AS ONE" - SEATTLE OPERA
JANUARY 27-19, 2017 -
"THREE WAY" - NASHVILLE OPERA
FEBRUARY 18-26, 2017 - "AS ONE" - PITTSBURGH OPERA
MARCH 2-4, 2017 - "AS ONE" - OPERA COLORADO
APRIL 1-8, 2017 - "LUCY" - URBANARIAS
APRIL 29-MAY 7, 2017 - "THE SUMMER KING" - PITTSBURGH OPERA
MAY 13-21, 2017 - "AS ONE" - LONG BEACH OPERA
JUNE 3-11, 2017 - "THE BLIND" - URBANARIAS
JUNE 15-18, 2017 -
"THREE WAY" - NYC PREMIERE
HARRIET TUBMAN: WHEN I CROSSED THAT LINE TO FREEDOM
Friday, October 28 | 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 30 | 4:00 PM
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60649 United States
South Shore Opera Company of Chicago presents Nkeiru Okoye's operatic work that tells of how a young girl born in slavery, becomes Harriet Tubman, the legendary Underground Railroad conductor.
Experience this heartwarming tale of two sisters vowing that nothing but death will separate them, despite the slavery threatening to tear them apart. The music is richly textured, drawing from the musical traditions of opera, gospel, American spirituals, ragtime and minstrel songs.
Based on recent Tubman biographies, the story is narrated and told in the context of Tubman’s tight-knit family of lively characters. Harriet Tubman carries the universal themes of sisterhood, courage, sacrifice and doing what is necessary to keep a family together.
Commissioned and developed by AOP.
TICKETS AND EVENT INFO
November 11, 13, 17, 18, & 19, 2016
153 14th Ave., Seattle, WA
Music and concept by Laura Kaminsky
Libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed
Commissioned and developed by American Opera Projects
A TRANSGENDER STORY. A NEW OPERA EXPERIENCE. This November, join Seattle Opera at the iconic Washington Hall in Seattle’s Central District for the intimate chamber opera As One, a contemporary exploration of a transgender protagonist’s journey told through two voices. With empathy and humor, we experience Hannah’s youthful challenges in a small town, her struggles with family, her discovery of the larger trans community, and her inspiring journey to be true to herself. All performances of As One are age 21+ with cash bar. MORE INFO
Starring Jorell Williams (Composers & the Voice, Independence Eve) and Taylor Raven. Conducted by John Keene. Directed by L. Zane Jones.
TICKETS: $25 & $40
THREE WAY - WORLD PREMIERE and NYC PREMIERE
January 27-29, 2017
James K. Polk Theatre, The Tennessee Performing Arts Center
505 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN 37219
June 15-17, 2017 | 7:30 PM
June 18, 2017 | 2:00 PM
BAM Fisher - Fishman Space
321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217
With music by Robert Paterson (The Whole Truth, Composers & the Voice) and a libretto by David Cote (The Scarlet Ibis), THREE WAYis a new opera on the present and future of sex and love. In three playful one-acts, average heroes explore the worlds of android lovers, BDSM and multiple partners in their searches for the emotional connections that are ever-elusive in today’s romantic world. Sexy, funny and a little bit shocking, Three Way combines complex but melodic music with witty humor and personal drama creating an Il trittico for the Tinder generation.
Presented by Nashville Opera and AOP
Directed by John Hoomes
Conductor: Dean Williamson
Featuring Courtney Ruckman, Samuel Levine, Danielle Pastin, Jordan Rutter, Wes Mason, Melisa Bonetti, Matthew Treviño, Eliza Bonet
with the American Modern Ensemble (June performances)
Sung in English with projected English titles
Three acts, two intermissions (2 hours, 45 minutes total)
Mature audiences. Contains adult language and situations
January 2017 performances, Nashville: $26-$99
June 2017 performances, Brooklyn
The AOP 2016-17 season is made possible by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., BMI, Howard Gilman Foundation, the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the contributions of many individuals.
WENDY WHELAN: RESTLESS CREATURE
October 9, 2017 | 3:30 PM
October 10, 2017 | 6:15 PM
Walter Reade Theater - Bruno Walter Auditorium
New York City
A new documentary about dance legend Wendy Whelan (AOP's Hagoromo) premieres at the 54th New York Film Festival. In 1984, Wendy Whelan joined the New York City Ballet as an apprentice; by 1991, she had been promoted to Principal Dancer. She quickly became a revered and beloved figure throughout the dance world. Wrote Roslyn Sulcas, “her sinewy physicality, her kinetic clarity, and her dramatic, otherworldly intensity have created a quite distinct and unusual identity.” Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger’s film follows this extraordinary artist throughout a passage of life that all dancers must face, when she must confront the limitations of her own body and adapt to a different relationship with the art form she loves so madly.