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The Stonewall Operas

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The Stonewall Inn

53 Christopher Street

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New York, NY 10014

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The Stonewall Operas

Sunday May 19 , 7:00pm / Monday, May 20, 8:00 pm

The Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St., Upstairs
May 19 & 20: Age 21+; 2 drink minimum.

These four brand-new 30-minute operas are written and composed by alums of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, as part of the Advanced Opera Lab led by Randall Eng, Associate Arts Professor of GMTW, and Sam Helfrich, Associate Arts Professor of Design for Stage & Film at Tisch. The operas are designed by Tisch students from the Design Department and choreographed by students from the Dance Department, directed by students from The New School's College of Performing Arts, and performed by professional opera singers from American Opera Projects. Some of the works are set on the night of the Stonewall uprising; others focus on Stonewall’s impact on societies as disparate as contemporary Ukraine and a post-apocalyptic 2418.

Outside
Music by Bryan Blaskie; Libretto by Seth Christenfeld

In the early hours of June 28, 1969, in another bar somewhere else in the Village, a young man struggles with a pair of intertwined decisions: how to live as his authentic self and whether or not to go outside and join a revolution that has been drawing ever closer.


Pomada Club
Music by Brian Cavanagh-Strong; Libretto by Ben Bonemma

2019. In Kiev, Igor wants to go to the bathhouse but Alek fears a police raid; in New York, Holly and Tara don't have to worry about such things. The Pomada Inn throws these couples together across time and space to explore the global legacy of Stonewall and the work that still needs to be done.


Nightlife
Music by TJ Rubin; Libretto by Deepali Gupta

On June 28, 1969, a jazz quartet finish a gig at the Village Vanguard and embark on an odyssey around the corner to arrive at Stonewall Inn. In a sonic landscape awash with Lynchian blue notes and surreal motives, four musicians strive for self-acceptance among the dissonance.


The Community
Music by Kevin Cummines; Libretto by Shoshana Greenberg

It's 400 years in the future, and humanity has rebuilt itself after an apocalyptic event that sent the survivors into another dark age. The only artifact they have from the previous civilization is a book on the history of the Stonewall Uprising. A madcap dystopian comedy that asks, what happens when a society is built on the story of Stonewall and what happens when someone wants to deviate from the norms?


Performances by
Errin Duane Brooks
Brandon Coleman
Sara Couden
Matthew Curran
Amy Justman

Kathryn Krasovec

Damian Norfleet

Jordan Rutter

Music Direction
Kelly Horsted
Jillian Zack

A collaborative project of NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, Department of Design for Stage and Film, and Department of Dance; The New School's College of Performing Arts; American Opera Projects and the Stonewall Inn; co-sponsored by the NYU Grey Art Gallery.
AOP's training programs are supported in part through a multi-year grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and OPERA America’s Innovation Grant funded by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

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