Brittany Goodwin named as Stage Director for 2017 La Calisto

We are proud to announce Brittany Goodwin as Stage Director for Cavalli’s La Calisto for our August 2017 UNTAMED! Festival. Brittany made her dell’Arte debut as Stage Director of Act I of Puccini’s La Rondine on the “Scenes from the Demimonde” program, and as Assistant Director for La traviata. The previous spring, Brittany made her opera stage directing debut with Felix Jarrar’s Fall of the House of Usher at the Dimenna Center of Classical Music. She serves as Artistic Director of speakNOW theatre co. where she devises new works on current social issues across Northern NJ & NYC (upcoming tour: Public Privacy). A four year resident of Writer’s Theatre, Brittany’s new adaptation of Alice in Wonderland is premiering this month.

2017 Young Artist Program Applications Open

APPLICATIONS are open NOW on YAPTracker.com  Free accounts are available on YAPTracker for completing the application. Approximately 35 – 40 singers will be chosen for our 2017 Festival repertoire, including Janáček’s Příhody lišky Bystroušky (The Cunning Little Vixen, in Czech with chamber orchestra); Cavalli’s La Calisto (in Italian with period instrument ensemble); an “Untamed!” scenes program (to include excerpts from Pelléas and Mélisande, Rusalka, Don Pasquale, Carmen and more); and a song recital entitled “Wild Things.”

This is an extended TUITION FREE program (some modest stipends available) featuring private coachings, master classes in languages, acting and style, an intense rehearsal process, and repertory performances of great operas, right in the heart of Manhattan! Most activities take place on weekday evenings and weekends to accommodate the schedules of singers still in transition between school and a full career.  For more information please see the Program Description.

2017 Festival Repertoire Announced!

dell’Arte Opera Ensemble is excited to announce our August 2017 UNTAMED! Festival repertoire.  Our two mainstage operas will be Janáček’s Příhody lišky Bystroušky (The Cunning Little Vixen) performed in Czech with the dell’Arte Opera Festival Orchestra and Cavalli’s La Calisto in Italian, with period instrument ensemble.  The season will also include an “Untamed!” scenes program (including excerpts from Pelléas and Mélisande, Rusalka, Don Pasquale, Carmen and more, as well as a song recital entitled “Wild Things.” Over a dozen performances of these four thrilling programs in repertory right in the heart of Manhattan!