2019: ‘Voices from the Tower’ Festival

    August 11–26
    Summer Shares at La MaMa

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

    Our 2019 Festival celebrates the powerful presence, contributions, and leadership of women in opera from its very origins.  To bookend this story, we offer Francesca Caccini’s 1625 opera La liberazione di Ruggiero, the first opera by a woman, and the LATEST opera by women: Princess Maleine, by composer Whitney George and librettist Bea (Brittany) Goodwin.


    La liberazione di Ruggiero

    August 10, 11m, 15, 17, 23, 25m

    La liberazione di Ruggiero

    Princess Maleine

    August 16, 18m, 20, 22, 24

    Bea Goodwin, Stage Director
    Chris Fecteau and Whitney George, Conductor and Music Director

    Princess Maleine

    Scenes from the Tower (Bond)

    August 21, 24m

    Lauren Hlubny and Emily Bishai, Stage Director


    Mary, Queen of Scots

    Mrs. President

    Les Boulangers

    August 17m

    Creative Team & Production Staff

    Dante Olivia Smith, Lighting Designer
    Claire Townsend, Costume Designer