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THE INTERACTION EFFECT - New opera preview

  • National Opera Center - Scorca Hall 330 Seventh Ave, 7th Floor New York, NY 10001 (map)

New American Opera Previews: From Page to Stage
Meet the artists Pamela Stein Lynde and Laura Barati at a special preview of their new opera:

Composer Pamela Stein Lynde / Librettist Laura Barati
Performances by Josi Petersen, Sophie Blatt, Sarah Brownawell, Rachel Querreveld, Dylan Courtney, Hao Jiang
Music Direction and Accompaniment: Kristen Kemp 
Stage Direction: Anne Shikany 
Presented by American Opera Projects

In The Interaction Effect, Mikaela, a senior statistics major at a liberal arts college, just wants to forget the night her friend Adam raped her at a college party, and her school administration’s painful mishandling of her assault. But when Mikaela learns that Adam has assaulted another student—a sophomore too scared to report the assault—she is forced to confront her community and administration’s desire to ignore campus sexual assault. Please note that The Interaction Effect contains scenes and subject matter that may be upsetting to some viewers.

The Interaction Effect was developed in AOP’s Composers & the Voice program. This presentation is made possible in part through the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Part of
presented by The Douglas Moore Fund for American Opera and Opera Index
Sunday, March 24, 3:00- 5:00pm
Reception to follow

Tickets: $20 General/$10 Seniors & Students
Purchase here

also on the program:

Encompass New Opera Theatre presents

Aria Highlights from Angel of the AmazonA Wake or a Wedding, and Anna Christie
Composers: Evan Mack, Richard Pearson Thomas, Edward Thomas/Joe Masteroff
Composer Virgil Thomson / Librettist Jack Larson

Developed and Presented by Encompass New Opera Theatre
Music Director/Pianist: Richard Pearson Thomas 
Stage Director: Nancy Rhodes

New American Opera Previews: From Page to Stage promotes contemporary opera to New York audiences though the presentation of staged excerpts of new opera in development. Providing an important opportunity for new composers and librettists to view their work-in-progress with an audience, provides a valuable tool for developing a stage-worthy new work, before it reachesfull-scale production. New American Opera Previews: From Page to Stage creates vital opportunities for young artists to perform in the developing scenes and to work with new writers and composers. This forum provides a natural bridge from academic training to the professional stage.

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Earlier Event: March 14
Chautauqua Opera Young Artist Concert
Later Event: March 28
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