The Stonewall Operas
May
18
to May 20

The Stonewall Operas

1st Performance May 19th 2019 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

2nd Performance May 20th 2019 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Roles: Hepcat (Nightlife) & Thyst ( The Community)

Nightlife

Music by TJ Rubin; Libretto by Deepali Gupta

The Community

Music by Kevin Cummines; Libretto by Shoshana Greenberg

The fourth entry in the collaboration between AOP and The NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Writing Program, “The Opera Writing Workshop” sees four teams of emerging opera writers examining the watershed Stonewall Riots on the eve of their 50th anniversary. These teams will craft half-hour long mini-operas to be performed at NYU and within the modern-day Stonewall Inn itself.

These four brand-new 30-minute operas are written and composed by alums of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, as part of the Advanced Opera Lab led by Randall Eng, Associate Arts Professor of GMTW, and Sam Helfrich, Associate Arts Professor of Design for Stage & Film at Tisch. The operas are designed by Tisch students from the Design Department and choreographed by students from the Dance Department, directed by students from The New School's College of Performing Arts, and performed by professional opera singers from American Opera Projects. Some of the works are set on the night of the Stonewall uprising; others focus on Stonewall’s impact on societies as disparate as contemporary Ukraine and a post-apocalyptic 2418.

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Prisoner of the State
Jun
6
to Jun 8

Prisoner of the State

June 6th - 8th 2019

7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:00 pm

David Lang, Composer

Don’t miss this contemporary take on Beethoven’s Fidelio. In prisoner of the state, our climactic season finale, Pulitzer Prize–winning composer David Lang transforms the classic opera into an exploration of challenging an evil government, putting a fresh lens on the fall of a political tyrant. The Philharmonic — an integral part of the drama — serves as witness in this fully staged opera.

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A Tribute to the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Thomas A. Dorsey, master, musician
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

A Tribute to the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Thomas A. Dorsey, master, musician

Harlem Opera Theatre Presents: A Tribute to the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Thomas A. Dorsey, master, musician

Soloist: Clayton G. Williams

Location: Harlem School of Arts (The Herb Alpert Center)

645 Saint Nicholas Avenue

New York, NY 10030

Tickets: $25 Students: $20 Group 6+15

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Bronx Concert Singers' 37th Annual Holiday Concert- Handel's Messiah
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

Bronx Concert Singers' 37th Annual Holiday Concert- Handel's Messiah

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Celebrate the Yuletide season with Handel's Messiah! Join The Bronx Concert Singers (BCS) and music director Robert René Galván on Sunday, December 16, at 4:30 pm for their 37th Annual Holiday Concert, performed with professional soloists and orchestra, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1891 McGraw Avenue, in Parkchester, Bronx, NY.

Soloist: Clayton G. Williams

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Il barbiere di Siviglia & The Dreamer
Mar
31
6:30 PM18:30

Il barbiere di Siviglia & The Dreamer

Il barbiere di Siviglia & The Dreamer

National Opera Center

330 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Tickets: $30.00

https://christman-opera-company.ticketleap.com/barbiere-dreamer/dates/Mar-31-2017_at_0630PM

The Christman Opera Company's one-night-only performance of Il barbiere di Siviglia is coming up! Don't miss this exciting performance at the National Opera Center on March 31st at 6:30pm, featuring a cast whose collective credits include the Rossini Opera Festival, New York City Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, Bel Canto at Caramoor, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Des Moines Metro Opera, the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, Carnegie Hall, and more!

Conductor - Ian Shafer
Stage director - Eowyn Driscoll
Figaro - Jonathan Hare
Almaviva - Francesco Pavesi
Rosina - Madison Marie McIntosh
Don Basilio - Derrell Acon
Don Bartolo - Robert Davidson
Berta - Erin Brittain
Fiorello - Clayton G. Williams
Officer - Hector Mori
 
Paired with Barbiere will be Theodore Christman's one-act opera The Dreamer, featuring Madison Marie McIntosh and Derrell Acon, two of our Rossini stars! Be sure to see this heartwarming tale of love, longing, and misunderstanding - that gets resolved within 20 minutes!

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Chautauqua Music Festival presents "The Abyssinian Mass" by Wynton Marsalis
Aug
26
8:15 PM20:15

Chautauqua Music Festival presents "The Abyssinian Mass" by Wynton Marsalis

In 2008, nine-time GRAMMY® Award winner Wynton Marsalis was commissioned to write a piece commemorating the 200th anniversary of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church. The result was a sacred celebration: a sweeping composition for a big band and 70-piece gospel choir. In 2013, award-winning recording artist Damien Sneed and his choir, Chorale Le Chateau, joined the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis for a 16-city, 19-concert tour across the South that took the musicians into deep dialogue with the African American tradition. Now, The Abyssinian Mass—Marsalis’s first original recorded composition in six years—documents this piece’s immense power to make audiences clap their hands and sing along to its joyous spirituality, its profound swing, and its bluesy swagger.

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The Spirituals & Art Songs of H. T. Burleigh
Nov
11
12:05 PM12:05

The Spirituals & Art Songs of H. T. Burleigh

FREE ADMISSION!

     From mid-September through May, The Interchurch Center sponsors a series of programs by professional artists from the New York metropolitan area and beyond. Programs range from string quartets to woodwind ensembles, traditional African folk music to Celtic songs and dances, medieval to jazz, vocal soloists to choirs, and emerging artists to established professionals. Director of Chapel Music Christopher Johnson arranges a broad spectrum of quality programming that is designed to appeal to the widest possible audience. The programs, which last one half hour, take place during the lunch hour beginning at 12:05pm. While the primary purpose of the series is to provide a cultural respite for the Tenants of The Interchurch Center in the midst of the workweek, all are welcome.

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VOODOO Classic Opera
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

VOODOO Classic Opera

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$20 per ticket

     Written in 1914, VOODOO is a classic love triangle set on a Louisiana plantation just after the Civil War. Typical of Harry Lawrence Freeman’s innovative compositional style (which contemporaries compared to Richard Wagner), the opera blends western classical music with African-American spirituals and popular dance music of the day. Join us for this historic concert - the first performance of VOODOO since its 1928 premiere!

Hosted by
Terrance McKnight of WQXR
Conducted by
Gregory Hopkins
Directed by
Melissa Crespo
Projection design by
Caite Hevner Kemp
Production stage management by Jessi Cotter

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VOODOO | Harlem Opera Theatre | Classic Opera
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

VOODOO | Harlem Opera Theatre | Classic Opera

BUY TICKETS HERE

$20 per ticket

     Written in 1914, VOODOO is a classic love triangle set on a Louisiana plantation just after the Civil War. Typical of Harry Lawrence Freeman’s innovative compositional style (which contemporaries compared to Richard Wagner), the opera blends western classical music with African-American spirituals and popular dance music of the day. Join us for this historic concert - the first performance of VOODOO since its 1928 premiere!

Hosted by
Terrance McKnight of WQXR
Conducted by
Gregory Hopkins
Directed by
Melissa Crespo
Projection design by
Caite Hevner Kemp
Production stage management by Jessi Cotter

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