AOP Upcoming Events

JUNE-AUGUST 2016 - FORT GREENE PARK WALKING TOUR
JULY 7 & 9 - "AS ONE" - INTERNATIONAL OPERA PROJECTS (BERLIN)
JULY 13-16 - "PARADISE INTERRUPTED" - NYC PREMIERE
JULY 14 - "AS ONE" Scenes at Chautauqua opera
JULY 16 - "LADIES' VOICES" at Chautauqua opera
SEPTEMBER 30 & OCTOBER 2 - "COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES"

WINTER 2017 - "AS ONE" - OPERA COLORADO
JANUARY 27-19, 2017 - "THREE WAY" - NASHVILLE OPERA
FEBRUARY 18-26, 2017 - "AS ONE" - PITTSBURGH OPERA
APRIL 29-MAY 7, 2017 - "THE SUMMER KING" - PITTSBURGH OPERA

OTHER EVENTS

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FORT GREENE PARK WALKING TOUR

June 11 & 18 | 11:00 AM
July 9 & 16 | 11:00 AM
August 13 & 20 | 11:00 AM
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Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Join the Fort Greene Park Conservancy for a 90 minute walking tour exploring Fort Greene Park, its history, and connections to the surrounding neighborhood. Uncover facts about the sacrifice of the Prison Ship Martyrs, Walt Whitman's role in the founding of Fort Greene Park, and the park's ties to other local establishments. Tour includes special musical performances by professional opera singer Nicole Mitchell (Harriet Tubman).

Produced by the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project, The Walt Whitman Project, and American Opera Projects.

INFO & TICKETS:
Free with registration
www.fortgreenepark.org/events

dca logoSupported through a generous grant from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. The Walt Whitman Tours of Fort Greene Park are supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.


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AS ONE - EUROPEAN PREMIERE

July 7 & 9 | 7:00 PM
Ballsaal Studio
Wriezener Str. 6, 13359 Berlin, Germany
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AOP's hit opera As One makes its European premiere in a new production by lnternational Opera Projects directed by Matt Gray (AOP Producing Director). In this chamber opera for two singers and string quartet by composer Laura Kaminsky, librettist Mark Campbell and librettist/filmmaker Kimberly Reed, a mezzo-soprano and a baritone depict the experiences of its sole transgender protagonist, Hannah, as she endeavors to resolve the discord between her self and the outside world. www.aopopera.org/AsOne

Featuring performances by Sam Thompson and Sidney Walker as Hannah.

More info: www.internationaloperaprojects.com

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As One was commissioned and developed by American Opera Projects.


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PARADISE INTERRUPTED - NYC PREMIERE

July 13, 15, & 16 | 8:00 PM
Gerald W. Lynch Theater
524 West 59th Street (Between 10th and 11th Avenues)
New York, NY 10019
DIRECTIONS

“A mesmerizing new work that is part opera, part dynamic art installation.”
—Wall Street Journal

In this arresting new opera by acclaimed composer Huang Ruo (Dr. Sun Yat-sen), traditional Chinese and contemporary Western idioms intertwine within an exquisite setting by visual artist Jennifer Wen Ma, known for her Emmy Award–winning work on the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Reimagining and fusing the biblical story of Eve’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden and the vivid dream of Du Liniang in The Peony Pavilion, Paradise Interrupted opens with a woman alone onstage, dreaming of an erotic encounter with her ideal lover. This dream triggers a psychological journey through a surreal, interactive garden made from dynamic paper sculptures. The woman is portrayed by Qian Yi, “China’s reigning opera princess” (New York Times), whose performance in Lincoln Center Festival’s famous 20-hour production of The Peony Pavilion in 1999 introduced New Yorkers to the 600-year-old Kun opera tradition.

Taiwanese conductor Wen-Pin Chien leads a chamber orchestra of both Western and Chinese instruments in Huang Ruo’s haunting, sensual score that weaves the melismatic vocal style of kunqu with Western tonality.

Performed in Mandarin with English and Chinese supertitles.

Presented by Lincoln Center Festival

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Developed in association with AOP through a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works program. Paradise Interrupted is co-commissioned and co-produced by Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, and Singapore International Festival of Arts with the generous support of Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang—Tang Family Foundation.

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SCENES FROM AS ONE - CHAUTAUQUA OPERA

Thursday, July 14 | 3:15 PM
Athenaeum Parlor on the Chautauqua Institution Grounds
Athenaeum Hotel, 3 South Lake Drive, Chautauqua, NY 14722
DIRECTIONS

Scenes from AOP's hit opera As One will be presented by the Chautauqua Opera Company on the “Afternoon of Song”, with composer Laura Kaminsky in attendance. They will be sung by two 2016 Chautauqua Opera Studio Artists, mezzo-soprano Kelly Clarke and baritone Heath Martin, with pianist Allison Voth. In this chamber opera for two singers and string quartet by Kaminsky, librettist Mark Campbell and librettist/filmmaker Kimberly Reed, a mezzo-soprano and a baritone depict the experiences of its sole transgender protagonist, Hannah, as she endeavors to resolve the discord between her Self and the outside world. www.aopopera.org/AsOne

More info: Chautauqua Opera Website

TICKETS:
Free with the purchase of a valid gate pass for entrance onto the Chautauqua grounds.

As One was commissioned and developed by American Opera Projects.


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LADIES' VOICES - CHAUTAUQUA OPERA

Saturday, July 16 | 8:15 PM
Chautauqua Amphitheater
31 Roberts Ave, Mayville, NY 14757
DIRECTIONS

Jeremy Gill, Chautauqua Opera's first Composer-in-Residence, will premiere “Ladies’ Voices” (text by Gertrude Stein), a theater piece for coloratura soprano, various speakers, and orchestra, on their 2016 Opera Highlights Concert. The work will be performed by soprano Chelsea Miller, the Chautauqua Opera Studio Artists and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Osgood.

The Chautauqua Opera Composer-in-Residence was created and sponsored in part by American Opera Projects, as an adjunct with its Composers & the Voice program. Jeremy Gill (pictured) participated in the AOP training program in the 2013-14 season.

More info: Chautauqua Opera Website

TICKETS:
Free with the purchase of a valid gate pass for entrance onto the Chautauqua grounds.


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COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES

Friday, Sep. 30 | 8:00 PM
South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
DIRECTIONS

Sunday, Oct. 2 | 2:30 PM
National Opera Center
330 7th Ave, 7th floor
New York, NY 10001
DIRECTIONS

AOP previews the future of opera with an evening of scenes developed during AOP's latest season of Composers & the Voice, a Brooklyn-based fellowship training program that has launched the careers of some of today's top opera creators.

Previous Six Scenes have given audiences their first look at operas that went on to fully-produced world premieres including Paul’s Case (UrbanArias and Prototype Festival, Gregory Spears), Love/Hate (ODC/San Francisco Opera 2012, Jack Perla), and the upcoming Three Way (Nashville Opera 2017, Robert Paterson) and The Summer King (Pittsburgh Opera 2017, Daniel Sonenberg).

Scenes by composers Matthew Barnson, Carlos R. Carrillo, Nell Shaw Cohen, Marc LeMay, Cecilia Livingston, Sky Macklay and librettists Edward Einhorn, Duncan McFarlane, Emily Roller, and Mark Sonnenblick.

Performances by opera singers Jennifer Goode Cooper, Blake Friedman, Blythe Gaissert, Tookah Sapper, Michael Weyandt, and Jonathan Woody.

Music Directors: Charity Wicks, Mila Henry and Kelly Horsted
C&V Artistic Director: Steven Osgood

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Composers & the Voice is made possible in part by a generous multi-year award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


The AOP 2015-16 season is made possible by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., BMI, Howard Gilman 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.



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PATIENCE & SARAH

June 23 & 24 | 7:00 PM
The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street
Between West 3rd and Bleecker Streets
New York, NY 10012
DIRECTIONS

Celebrate Pride Week NYC with the return of Patience & Sarah, “a rare and moving opera about women in love” (New York Magazine)! Featuring a new seven-piece orchestration and seven singers, Patience & Sarah is a chamber opera inspired by the true love story of two 19th-century pioneering women who dared to live together, with Nadia Petrella as Patience and Elsa Quéron as Sarah. AOP commissioned, developed and premiered the Paula Kimper/Wende Persons opera at the 1998 Lincoln Center Festival. Presented by Paula Kimper Ensemble.

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TICKETS: $42-$62

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