Join us September 12 at the National Opera Center to experience excerpts of four new operas written to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, presented by American Opera Projects and the Opera Lab at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
"The Stonewall Operas are examples of the power and versatility of contemporary opera," says Randall Eng, founder of the NYU/Tisch Opera Lab. "By looking at this signal historic event 50 years in the past, the composers and librettists are wrestling with issues, characters and situations that speak deeply to them as artists living in the world today."
Following the performance, hear the works' creators — all from the NYU/Tisch Opera Lab — talk about what it was like to write their operas. And then mingle with the creators and artists at a casual reception after the event.
$10 Members | $25 Non-Members
Not in NYC? Watch the free live stream at operaamerica.org/Live.
OPERA America Onstage : The Stonewall Operas
Excerpts from The Stonewall Operas - Outside (Music by Bryan Blaskie | Libretto by Seth Christenfeld), The Community (Music by Kevin Cummines | Libretto by Shoshana Greenberg), Nightlife (Music by TJ Rubin | Libretto by Deepali Gupta), and The Pomada Inn (Music by Brian Cavanagh-Strong | Libretto by Ben Bonnema).
ERRIN DUANE BROOKS – TENOR
AMY JUSTMAN – SOPRANO
SARA COUDEN – CONTRALTO
KATHRYN KRASOVEC - MEZZO-SOPRANO
JORDAN RUTTER – COUNTERTENOR
CLAYTON GRAVES WILLIAMS – BARITONE
MATTHEW GAMBLE – BASS-BARITONE
CHRISTOPHER CARBIN - BASS
KELLY HORSTED & JILLIAN ZACK - MUSIC DIRECTORS
Original stage direction at NYU and the Stonewall Inn by Sam Helfrich and students of the graduate directing program at The New School, Francisco Rivera Rodriguez, I Chen Wang, and Nina Fry.