2017 Festival: UNTAMED!

August 12–27
Summer Shares at La MaMa

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

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Opera’s “Untamed!” characters form the basis of our exciting 2017 Festival. In Cavalli’s La Calisto contains lots of choices, including Jove himself. The animals in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen (Příhody lišky Bystroušky) aren’t the only wild characters in that opera: many of its themes explore parallels between human and animal kingdoms. Operas we’ll explore in our scenes program will include Don PasqualePelléas et Mélisande, Carmen, Rusalka and more. Finally, an art song recital called “Wild Things.” Keep watch for pre-season programming, and help us STAY WILD!


La Calisto (Cavalli)

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

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

Show Cast List

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

Příhody lišky Bystroušky (Janáček)

August 19, 21, 23, 25, 27m

Ashraf Sewailem, 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
HaraštaJoshua MillerWill Esch
Vixen BystrouškaRachel Hall
FoxStephanie Kim Johnson
PásekCamilo EstradaBrady DelVecchio
Mrs. PáskováLisa Flanagan
LapakInbal MilligerKirsti Esch
ChocholkaLisa Flanagan

UNTAMED! Opera Scenes

August 18, 22

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 other wild creatures, performed by members of our ensemble and cover artists, accompanied by our musical staff.


 Info and reservations:  646-632-2340


Creative Team & Production Staff

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