AOP and Opera New Jersey are proud to announce their second summer of collaboration with this July’s Two Operatic Monodramas, after their inaugural partnership last year with Thomas Pasatieri’s The Family Room.
Two Operatic Monodramas – featuring The Wanton Sublime, by composer Tarik O’Regan and librettist Anna Rabinowitz, and Our Lady, by composer Gregory Spears with texts from medieval Provençal – examines the human and mythic aspects of the Virgin Mary. Both monodramas will be presented as staged readings on July 21st and 22nd at McCarter Theater Center in Princeton, NJ.
The Wanton Sublime will feature mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn raising questions about Mary’s role as the “eternal feminine.” Countertenor Ryland Angel joins AOP once again to sing of Mary’s sorrow and love in Our Lady, following two performances of the same work in Fall 2011. Conductor Steven Osgood will lead an ensemble of strings and keyboard under the stage direction of Crystal Manich.
AOP and ONJ present
Two Operatic Monodramas
Our Lady by Gregory Spears
The Wanton Sublime by Tarik O’Regan & Anna Rabinowitz
July 21 at 2 p.m.
July 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Buy tickets online or call Opera New Jersey at (609) 799-7700.