BRE'R RABBIT, TALES FROM THE BRIAR PATCH (excerpts)
Sunday, March 18 | 3:00 PM
Dance Theatre of Harlem
466 West 152nd Street (Between Amsterdam and Convent Ave)
New York, NY
Bre'r Rabbit, Tales from the Briar Patch
Music and text by Nkeiru Okoye
Libretto by Carman Moore
Composer Nkeiru Okoye (Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom) will present scenes from her new opera at the Dance Theatre of Harlem Sunday Matinee Celebrating Women’s Herstory Month. Okoye uses her trademark opera/jazz/gospel/folk stylings to reclaim the African-American Bre'r Rabbit tales for the modern age. Presented by AOP and Virginia Arts Festival John Duffy Institute for New Opera.
Starring Sumayya Ali, Patrice P. Eaton, Robert Mack, Jasmine Muhammad, and Damian Norfleet.
Piano: Christopher Cooley
Stage Manager: W. Wilson Jones
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March 16-25, 2018
Skylark Opera Theatre
The North Garden Theatre, St. Paul, MN
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July 25-30, 2018
Music Hall, Wilks Studio,
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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“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.”
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
As One was commissioned, developed, and premiered by American Opera Projects at BAM Fisher Center in Brooklyn, NY in September, 2014, and has already been performed by nine different opera companies throughout the United States and beyond.
BROOKLYN CULTURAL DISTRICT WALKING TOUR
April 7 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Rockwell Place Community Garden
104 Rockwell Place, (Lafayette and Flatbush)
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).
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The two-hour tour meets at 11 a.m. at the Rockwell Place Community Garden in Fort Greene, 104 Rockwell Place, (Lafayette and Flatbush) across from the electronic BAM sign.
The tours are FREE, but space is limited and advance registration is required.
||The Brooklyn Cultural District Walking Tour is co-sponsored by AOP and FAB Alliance.
||This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the NewYork City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council and NY State Assemblymember Walter T. Mosley; District 57.
AN INTIMATE PARTY WITH MARK ADAMO & JOHN CORIGLIANO
Tuesday, April 17 | 6:30 PM
Private Residence on the Upper East Side
New York, NY
Charles Jarden, General Director
Matt Gray, Producing Director
Laura Kaminsky, Composer-in-Residence
and the Board of Directors
joyfully invite you to an intimate evening
Mark Adamo and John Corigliano
in honor of their contribution to music
with a special tribute to Robert E. Lee, III (pictured)
for his longterm service to AOP.
Kick off the start of AOP’s 30th season,
the 20th anniversary of Mark’s now-classic opera, Little Women,
John’s 80th birthday year,
and Bob’s 10 years of leadership
with champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and special musical performances by Caroline Worra and Sarah Moulton Faux, soprani.
Location: Private townhouse, Upper East Side, New York City
(To respect the privacy of our host, event address will only be sent to attendees.)
Attendance is $150 per person and goes to support AOP
RSVP by April 9, 2018
Special gifts in honor of Mark Adamo, John Corigliano, and Robert E. Lee III are greatly welcomed.
American Opera Projects is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Coco Lazaroff, Chair * Marshall Cohen * Anthony Roth Costanzo
Sarah Moulton Faux * J. David Jackson * Charles Jarden * W. Wilson Jones
Mark Kalow * Anna Rabinowitz * Norman Ryan
Sarah Moulton Faux * Dorothy Faux * Lauren Flanigan
Charles Jarden * Peggy Monastra
COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: FIRST GLIMPSE 2018
May 19 & 20 | 7:30 PM
South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
A concert of world premiere songs created during AOP's latest season of its Brooklyn-based training program Composers & the Voice.
Songs 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, Kate Maroney, Tookah Sapper, Mario Diaz-Moresco, and Adrian Rosas.
Piano: Mila Henry and Kelly Horsted
C&V Artistic Director: Steven Osgood
MEET THE 2017-19 C&V ARTISTS
Composers & the Voice is made possible in part by a generous multi-year award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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.
March 21 & 22, 2018 | 7:30 PM
March 25, 2018 | 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM
The Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
Music by Ricky Ian Gordon
Libretto by William Hoffman
World premiere chamber orchestration by Bruce Coughlin
Journey to the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the early 20th-century where immigrant families living in dire conditions work for a chance at a better life. Based on the play by Sylvia Regan, Morning Star follows a Jewish immigrant family affected by the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire that devastated scores of families and sparked national movements for better labor conditions across the country.
Featuring AOP artists Cree Carrico, Blake Friedman, Blythe Gaissert, and Emily Pulley with Martin Bakari, Allison Gish, Joshua Jeremiah, David Langan, Andrew Lovato, Chrystal E. Williams, and Jennifer Zetlan
Conducted by Geoffrey McDonald | Directed by Eric Einhorn
Costume Design by Summer Lee Jack | Lighting Design by Shawn K. Kaufman
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General Admission: $60.00