AOP Upcoming Events

July 2018
JULY 7: BROOKLYN CULTURAL DISTRICT WALKING tour
JULY 14: WALT WHITMAN FORT GREENE PARK WALKING tour
JULY 25-30: AS ONE - CINCINNATI OPERA

August 2018
AUGUST 7: AS ONE - CHAUTAUQUA OPERA

SEPTEMBER 2018
SEPTEMBER 28 & 29: COMPOSERS & THE VOICE SIX SCENES

NOVEMBER 2018
NOVEMBER 7-10: SAVAGE WINTER - BAM NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL

OTHER EVENTS


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BROOKLYN CULTURAL DISTRICT WALKING TOUR

Saturday, July 7 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
BAM Plaza (Lafayette and Flatbush)
Brooklyn, NY

A Free Walking Tour of the Brooklyn Cultural District featuring "Pop-Up Opera" by AOP

Join The Brooklyn Cultural District Walking Tour to learn how the concentration of venues and people that make up the Brooklyn Cultural District is shifting the cultural landscape of the borough and the city, while discovering the surprising historical core: a flourishing Fulton Street arts center, of more than a century ago. The 120-minute tour will stroll through the gorgeous brownstone-dotted streets of Fort Greene, past both spontaneous and commissioned street art, to see where more than a dozen spaces and locations have already made the Brooklyn Cultural District a major arts destination for performances of every type, large and small. Adding to the Brooklyn cultural experience, "pop-up operas" -- live performances of specially selected arias -- by AOP, accompany the tour.

Long-time resident of the neighborhood, Dr. Ron Janoff, a licensed tour guide, a professor of Classics, and the Coordinator of the Rockwell Place Community Garden, will guide the tour. Other tour leaders are Charles Jarden, General Director of AOP and neighborhood resident, and local opera singer Nicole Mitchell (pictured).

Download tour map

The two-hour tour meets at 11 a.m. at the BAM Plaza in Fort Greene (Lafayette and Flatbush) next to the electronic BAM sign.

The tours are FREE, but space is limited and advance registration is required.

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fab logo The Brooklyn Cultural District Walking Tour is co-sponsored by AOP and FAB Alliance.
dca logo This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council and NY State Assemblymember Walter T. Mosley; District 57.

 


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WALT WHITMAN WALKING TOUR OF FORT GREENE PARK

Saturday, July 14 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fort Greene Park
Brooklyn, NY 11205

A Free Walking Tour of Fort Greene Park featuring "Pop-Up Opera" by AOP

Join the Fort Greene Park Conservancy in collaboration with the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, for the Fort Greene Park Walt Whitman Tour! Learn about the history of Fort Greene Park and Walt Whitman's contribution as an advocate. Tour is 90 minutes long and will take place inside Fort Greene Park starting at the Visitor Center. This special tour will feature AOP "Pop-Up Opera" with performances by Contralto Nicole Mitchell. In collaboration with the Walt Whitman Project.

Meet at the Visitor Center at 11:00 a.m.

The tours are FREE, but space is limited and advance registration is required.

reserve now

dca logo This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council and NY State Assemblymember Walter T. Mosley; District 57.

 


As One

AS ONE

July 25-30, 2018
Cincinnati Opera
Music Hall, Wilks Studio, Cincinnati, OH 45202
INFO and TICKETS

August 7, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Chautauqua Opera
Chautauqua Institute, Norton Hall
INFO and TICKETS

“As One is the hottest title in opera right now...written in the last 100 years." - Denver Post

"As One forces you to think, simultaneously challenging preconceptions and inspiring empathy." —The New York Times

“A piece that haunts and challenges its audience with questions about identity, authenticity, compassion and the human desire for self-love and peace.”
—Opera News

Music and Concept by Laura Kaminsky
Libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed

In As One, a mezzo-soprano and a baritone depict the experiences of its sole transgender protagonist, Hannah, as she endeavors to resolve the discord between herself and the outside world. As One traces Hannah's experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years on the West Coast, and finally to Norway where she is surprised at what she learns about herself. www.asoneopera.com

CHAUTAUQUA OPERA
Matt Gray, Stage Director
Kelly Markgraf - Hannah Before
Sasha Cooke - Hannah After
Fry Street Quartet
Steven Osgood, Conductor

As One is one of the most performed new operas in the country, and its exciting arrival at Chautauqua Opera reunites the original cast and ensemble of the 2014 premiere. Accompanied by the Fry Street Quartet and Directed by AOP Producing Director Matt Gray, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and baritone Kelly Markgraf again share the part of the transgender protagonist Hannah in the opera’s sixteen vignettes that chronicle her journey toward self-acceptance with empathy and humor.

 

As One was commissioned, developed, and premiered by American Opera Projects at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in September, 2014, and has since become the most performed opera in the US and Canada written in the 21st century.

 


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COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES

September 28 & 29, 2018 | 7:30pm
South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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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 The Summer King (Pittsburgh Opera and Michigan Opera Theater, Daniel Sonenberg), Paul’s Case (UrbanArias and Prototype Festival, Gregory Spears), Three Way (Nashville Opera and AOP, Robert Paterson), and Love/Hate (ODC/San Francisco Opera 2012, Jack Perla).

Six Scenes 2018

Scenes by composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Amber Vistein, and Alex Weiser and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay.

Performances by opera singers Jennifer Goode Cooper, Blake Friedman, Blythe Gaissert, Tookah Sapper, Mario Diaz-Moresco, and Adrian Rosas.

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

TICKETS:
Coming Soon

Composers & the Voice is made possible in part by generous awards from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Victor Herbert Foundation.


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SAVAGE WINTER - NY PREMIERE

November 7-10, 2018 | 7:30pm
The Cell, 338 West 23rd Street
New York, NY

Part of the 2018 BAM Next Wave Festival
Presented by American Opera Projects and Pittsburgh Opera
Music by Douglas J. Cuomo
Directed by Jonathan Moore

Holed up in a cheap desert motel room, amid empty pizza boxes and beer cans, a man comes spectacularly unglued. In this fiercely contemporary reimagining of Wilhelm Müller’s poetry cycle Winterreise—most famously set by Schubert— composer Douglas J. Cuomo and director Jonathan Moore transform Müller’s lovelorn winter wanderer into a demon-haunted Everyman. The “radiant, communicative tenor” (Opera News) Tony Boutté assumes the existential mantle, giving a searing, intense performance as a man desperate for atonement, while electric guitar, trumpet (Frank London), keyboards, and electronics—infused with acid jazz and a punk energy—narrate his delirious fever dream. More info

Set design by Brandon McNeel
Video design by Joseph Seamans
Lighting design by Cindy Limauro

COMPLETE INFO AND TICKETS:
General Admission: $25

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The AOP 2017-18 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.



 

 

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