Sunday, March 13 | 2:30 PM
Thursday, March 17 | 7:30 PM
Manhattan School of Music - Greenfield Hall
122nd Street and Broadway, New York, NY 10027
THE LEOPARD and FROM THE LAND FALLEN
Friday, March 18 | 8:00 PM
South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
The Manhattan School of Music, in collaboration with AOP First Chance, presents scenes from The Leopard, the new opera by Michael Dellaira and J. D. McClatchy. In 1860, during the Risorgimento, Garibaldi has invaded Sicily and is sweeping the country towards a unified Italy. “For things to remain the same everything must change” declares the young and idealistic Tancredi to his uncle, Don Fabrizio Corbera, Prince of Salina. The Prince, known as The Leopard because of his commanding personality, is of the old school, and he now faces a society in upheaval, and is forced to choose between decay and progress, between the downfall of the nobility and the future of his family. Based on the internationally acclaimed 1958 novel Il Gattopardo by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, The Leopard will be Michael Dellaira's third opera with J. D. McClatchy.
The March 13 performance is presented as part of the annual Opera Index series New American Opera Previews, From Page to Stage. It also features a performance of new music from Encompass New Opera Theatre.
The March 18 performance will be a First Chance double-bill with From the Land Fallen by composer Wang Jie and librettist Anne Babson, a new chamber opera of two stories, one comic and one tragic, about the Chinese Zodiac Animal overlords. Excerpts will be performed by soprano Mary Mackenzie with the composer at the piano.
Each performance will feature a post-show discussion with the artists.
March 13: General Admission: $20 | Advance: $15 | Students/Seniors: $10; 212-706-9550 to order tickets
March 17 & 18: General Admission: FREE with reservation
Commissioned by American Opera Projects. The Leopard is made possible, in part, through generous funding by The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation and The Paul Underwood Charitable Trust.
COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: FIRST GLIMPSE
May 13-14 | 8:00 PM
South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
A concert of world premiere songs from emerging 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, created during AOP's latest season of its Brooklyn-based training program Composers & the Voice.
Performances by opera singers Sarah Goode Cooper, Blake Friedman, Blythe Gaissert, Tookah Sapper, Michael Weyandt, and Jonathan Woody.
Piano: Charity Wicks, Mila Henry and Kelly Horsted
C&V Artistic Director: Steven Osgood
MEET THE 2016-18 C&V ARTISTS
General Admission: $25; $20 students/seniors
TICKETS ON SALE SOON
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.
A NEW SANCTUS, BENEDICTUS, AND AGNUS DEI (for the Mozart Requiem)
February 12 | 7:30 PM
All Saints Episcopal -
Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 13 | 8:00 PM
Miami Shores Presbyterian - Miami, FL
February 14 | 4:00 PM
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center - Miami, FL
February 16 | 7:30 PM
Paul's Episcopal - Washington, DC
February 17 | 7:30 PM
Trinity Wall Street - New York, NY
February 18 | 7:30 PM
St. Clement's Church - Philadelphia, PA
After an overwhelming response to its 2013 performances of Mozart’s Requiem, Seraphic Fire presents a command repeat presentation of Mozart’s signature opus. Using Gregory Spears’ (Paul's Case, Wolf-in-Skins) post-minimalist completion of the work, commissioned by Seraphic Fire, the chorus and orchestra will once again soar in this timeless masterpiece, joined by the period players of the Sebastians. MORE INFO
CITY OF GLASS
February 19 - March 12, 2016
The New Ohio
154 Christopher St.
New York, NY
Daniel Quinn receives a phone call. On the other end of the line is a man asking for Paul Auster, private detective. Quinn claims to be Auster and falls down a rabbit hole of language and identity. Edward Einhorn (Composers & the Voice) adapts and directs for the stage the first book from Paul Auster's New York Trilogy.
with Robert Honeywell as Daniel Quinn
and performers/dancers Mateo Moreno and Dina Rose Rivera.
Music composed by Freddi Price.
TICKETS: $25 - $30 (final weekend)
WE'VE GOT OUR EYE ON YOU
Tuesday, March 1 | 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 5 | 8:00 PM
Studley Theatre - SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561
Three sisters, a hunky Greek Demigod, and a Mantrap are part of this operatic comedy with story and music by Nkeiru Okoye (Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom) and libretto by David Cote (The Scarlet Ibis, Three Way). Loosely inspired by Greek myth, We've Got Our Eye on You delivers a family-friendly and humorous but uplifting message about giving in to desire prematurely. Think Monty Python-esque, Gilbert & Sullivan, with a touch of Broadway. World Premiere workshop directed by Off-Broadway's Susan Einhorn, conducted by Edward Lundergan, and performed by singers from the voice studio of Kent Smith and the SUNY New Paltz Chamber Singers with an orchestra of students, faculty, and guest artists. And featuring mezzo-soprano Patrice P. Eaton as Pythia, the Oracle at Delphi. MORE INFO
TICKETS: $10, $6, $3 at the door