April 21, 2009
On May 1, composer Stephen Schwartz will be holding a free, late night seance for NYC audiences, or more specifically, a reading of his opera Seance on a Wet Afternoon backed by the City Opera orchestra and members of the New York City Opera chorus also partaking under the musical direction of George Manahan.
Like AOP’s concert reading held last November, the VOX: Showcasing American Opera presentation will star Lauren Flanigan and Michael Zegarski as the scheming couple who kidnap a girl in the hopes of becoming famous by “finding” her through a seance.
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Tickets to the VOX: Showcasing American Opera series are free. Reservations can be made by visiting vox-nyco.com.
Michael Zegarski can also be heard at VOX on May 2 in Jonathan Dawe and Heather Raffo’s Armide (2-3:10 PM).
April 6, 2009
Leona Carney, Kristen DiNinno, and Joseph Flaxman in Jack Perla's Love/Hate
The folks at The Curator blog recently stopped by Galapagos Art Space to check out Opera Grows in Brooklyn, the March 20 collaboration of new music presented by Opera on Tap, the Remarkable Theater Brigade and AOP. We were on hand to reprise our performance of scenes from Jack Perla’s Love/Hate that students from the Manhattan School of Music had presented at MSM earlier that week under the music direction of Silas Huff and stage direction of Caren France.
Linnea Leonard Kickasola called the evening “an exciting new level of work for these young companies. Brooklyn and the rest of the city will benefit from future collaborations like these.”
Read the full review here.