Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM (EDT)
AOP and Opera on Tap present
OPERAtion Brooklyn is the semi-annual festival that highlights Brooklyn as the cultural epicenter for progressive new works of opera and classical music. The hip and casual environment of the venue, low ticket price and fusion of artistic genres and styles makes OPERAtion Brooklyn the best place to experience an old art form being re-imagined by young composers and performers. American Opera Projects and Opera on Tap are on a mission. That mission is OPERAtion Brooklyn.
“a vital series” – TimeOut NY
DECORATION - Act II, Scene I
in collaboration with Manhattan School of Music and Opera Index
Music by Mikael Karlsson, Libretto by the composer and David Flodén
Featuring performances by
Rebecca Ringle, Margreth Fredheim, Jason Cox and Raehann Bryce-Davis
Directed by Caren France
Scott Rednour, piano
As the world braces for the end of space/time, two sisters - one pregnant, one dying - confront rabbits, diapers and whether life is worth the effort. The opera was selected for performance at MSM from AOP's Composers & the Voice: Six Scenes program in September 2012. More info...
SMASHED: The Carrie Nation Story (excerpts)
Music by James Barry, Libretto by Timothy Braun
Directed by Jenny Lee Mitchell
Featuring performances by Patricia Vital, Seth Gilman, Cameron Russell, Christiana Little, Kayleigh Butcher, Joseph Flaxman, Lynn Berg as the narrator, and Krista Wozniak as Carrie Nation
Conrad Chu, conductor
Mila Henry, piano
Opera on Tap pours a shot from its first ever full production of an original opera premiering April 4-6! Based loosely on the life and memoirs of temperance leader Carrie A. Nation, this absurdly comic opera about drinking booze (and about the people who don't) was commissioned by Opera on Tap for the inauguration of its Roadworks Series.
Music by Zach Redler, Libretto by Sara Cooper
Featuring performances by Sumayya Ali, Amelia Watkins, Jeffrey Gavett, Justin Hopkins, Brittney Redler, and Etai BenShlomo
Noah Himmelstein, director
Mila Henry, piano
From a prostitute who is desperately in love with her pimp to a teenage father whose baby will just not stop crying, six monodramas look at characters dealing with unrequited love.Developed during AOP's Composers & the Voice program.
MORE INFO: www.operationbrooklyn.com
Decoration is made possible in part with generous funding by The Victor Herbert Foundation in memory of Lois C. Schwartz. Windows was made possible in part by a generous multi-year award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Zach Redler and Sara Cooper are supported by funding from The New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund and Musical Arts Fund.
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AOP and Opera on Tap present OPERAtion Brooklyn!