NYCO podcast with Stephen Schwartz

May 7, 2009

Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz sat down for an interview with New York City Opera following his recent presentation of scenes from Seance on a Wet Afternoon at VOX 2009. In the podcast, Schwartz discussed the development of his first opera and its upcoming premiere at Opera Santa Barbara.

Click here for interview.

“Seance” to be held at VOX on May 1

April 21, 2009
Michael Zegarski

Michael Zegarski

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.


Tickets to the VOX: Showcasing American Opera series are free. Reservations can be made by visiting

Michael Zegarski can also be heard at VOX on May 2 in Jonathan Dawe and Heather Raffo’s Armide (2-3:10 PM).

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