Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Gotham Chamber Opera and Nico Muhly Conspire at le poisson rouge NYC October 13

From a release:

Gotham Chamber Opera and Nico Muhly Conspire
Thursday, October 13, 2011 / 7:00 PM
at (le) poisson rouge, NYC

Music of Muhly, Mozart, Purcell, Sibelius, Glass, and others

NEW YORK CITY - Gotham Chamber Opera is the nation’s foremost opera company dedicated to producing rarely-performed chamber operas from the Baroque era to the present. The company’s mission is to present innovative, fully-staged productions of the highest quality in intimate venues.

Founded by conductor and Artistic Director Neal Goren in 2000, in its short history, Gotham Chamber Opera has presented seven U.S. premieres of 18th- and 20th-century operas, including such masterpieces as Mozart’s Il Sogno di Scipione; Darius Milhaud’s Les Malheurs d’Orphée; Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu’s Dada opera, Les Larmes du Couteau; and Swiss composer Heinrich Sutermeister’s Die schwarze Spinne. In February 2005, Gotham presented the U.S. stage premiere of Handel’s Arianna in Creta. Also in 2005, Lincoln Center Festival and Spoleto Festival USA presented Gotham Chamber Opera’s U.S. premiere of Ottorino Respighi’s fantastical puppet opera, La bella dormente nel bosco, featuring the puppetry of Basil Twist.

In the spring of 2006, Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring received its first professional staging in New York in more than 30 years, and in winter 2007, Rossini’s Il signor Bruschino received its first major professional New York staging in over a half century. In the 2007/2008 season, Gotham Chamber Opera celebrated dance with productions of Astor Piazzolla’s tango opera María de Buenos Aires, directed by David Parsons and featuring Parsons Dance, and with a new work entitled Ariadne Unhinged, directed by Karole Armitage and featuring members of Armitage Gone! Dance. And in 2009, Mark Morris directed the U.S. stage premiere of Haydn’s L’isola disabitata.

Most recently, Gotham made news world-wide in 2010 for its high-tech production of Haydn’s Il mondo della luna staged in the Hayden Planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History and for Montsalvatge’s El gato con botas (Puss in Boots), at The New Victory Theater, staged by Tony Award-nominated director Moisés Kaufman with puppet design by Blind Summit Theatre.

Gotham Chamber Opera and Nico Muhly Conspire
Minimum Age: All Ages
Doors Open: 7:00 PM / Show Time: 8:00 PM
Neal Goren, piano
Nico Muhly, piano
Michele Angelini, tenor
Anne-Carolyn Bird, soprano
Vanessa Cariddi, mezzo-soprano
Eve Gigliotti, mezzo-soprano
Clarice Jensen, cello
Yuki Lee Numata, violin
R.B. Schlather, director

This is a general admission event. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first seated basis. There is a two item minimum per person at all tables. Standing room is also available. We recommend arriving early.

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