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 Pasquale, Pelléas 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!
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”