2017 Festival: UNTAMED!

    August 12–27
    Summer Shares at La MaMa

    66 East 4th Street (btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)

    Opera’s “Untamed!” characters populated our exciting 2017 Festival, including Cavalli’s La Calisto Janáček’s Příhody lišky Bystroušky (The Cunning Little Vixen), a scenes program including Anna BolenaA Midsummer Night’s DreamCarmen, Rusalka and more. Finally, an art song recital called “Wild Things” included repertoire by Heggie, Barber, Liszt, Saalbach, and premieres of works by Barrett Cobb and Ellen Mandell.


    La Calisto

    August 12, 13m, 19m, 20m, 24, 26

    Bea Goodwin, Stage Director
    Charles Weaver, Conductor and Music Director

    Show Cast List

    August 12, 19m, 26August 13m, 20m, 24
    La NaturaKirsti EschAllison Gish
    L'EternitàRebecca RichardsonElyse Kakacek
    Il DestinoSophia MortensenJingye Xu
    CalistoMarie MarquisEmily Hughes
    GioveNobuki MommaMason Jarboe
    Diana / Giove in DianaAlison Taylor CheesemanAdria Caffaro
    EndimioneJeffrey MandelbaumPadraic Costello
    GiunoneAllison GishSophie Delphis
    LinfeaTaylor KirkJoyce Yin
    SatirinoVictoria RodriguezShawn Palmer
    MercurioTimothy StoddardBrady DelVecchio
    PanePadraic CostelloRaymond Storms
    SilvanoWill EschAngky Budiardjono

    Příhody lišky Bystroušky, or The Cunning Little Vixen

    August 19, 21, 23, 25, 27m

    Ashraf Sewailam, Stage Director
    David Štech, Conductor and Music Director

    Show Cast List

    August 19, 21, 23, 25, 27mCovers
    GamekeeperHyungjoo EomMason Jarboe
    Gamekeeper's Wife / OwlLauren RathbunKirsti Esch
    Schoolmaster / MosquitoJeremy BraunerBrady DelVecchio
    Parson / BadgerBrian AlvaradoWill Esch
    HaraštaWill Esch
    Vixen BystrouškaRachel Hall
    FoxStephanie Kim Johnson
    PásekCamilo EstradaBrady DelVecchio
    Mrs. PáskováLisa Flanagan
    LapakInbal MilligerKirsti Esch
    ChocholkaLisa Flanagan

    UNTAMED! Opera Scenes

    August 18, 22

    Gerardo Flores, Emma Clarkson, and Lisa Flanagan, Stage Director
    Eldred Marshall, Conductor and Music Director

    Excerpts from Carmen, Pelléas et MélisandeRusalkaIl Barbiere di Siviglia, and more, staged, with piano accompaniment.

    Wild Things (recital)

    August 26m

    Song rep about the animal kingdom and untamed characters, performed by members of our ensemble and cover artists, accompanied by our musical staff. Repertoire of Samuel Barber, Claude Debussy, Jake Heggie, Franz Liszt, Ellen Mandel, Maurice Ravel, Valerie Saalbach, Erik Satie and more.


     Info and reservations:  646-632-2340


    Creative Team & Production Staff

    You-Shin Chen, Scenic Designer
    Dante Olivia Smith, Lighting Designer
    Claire Townsend, Costume Designer