Opera’s greatest rivals, or Opera’s greatest co-workers? Mozart and Salieri simultaneously served as important musicians in the Viennese Court Theater for years in the late 18th century, alongside their colleague, librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. Our 2017 Festival features Mozart’s Don Giovanni (in the version created for the first Vienna production), Salieri’s La Cifra (The Code), and a scenes program including Rimsky Korsakov’s one-act Russian opera Mozart & Salieri (after Pushkin), as well as extended scenes from Cosi fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, and Salieri’s Falstaff. Mozart and Salieri are as much the featured characters of our season, just as much as the Don.
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 Bolena, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carmen, 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.
Evening Performances at 7:30; Matinees at 2
Our “Violetta & Her Sisters” theme encompasses numerous stories of the French demimonde, including grisettes and courtesans, and the men who loved (and tried to control) them. The title of our festival comes (with kind permission from publisher Faber & Faber) from a 1994 collection of poetry and essays edited by Nicholas John.
Announcing our 2015 Season!
Performances August, 2015 at our new venue, the Nagelberg Theater, Baruch Performing Arts Center
Why just swelter through another summer in Manhattan when you could Smolder in Rome?
Join us for our Tenth Anniversary “Standard Repertoire Project”